Jonah, point taken on the Nifong Scandal. But the actions of Duke’s president, Richard Brodhead, to eschew due process and punish the team is another scandal, all the more so since Brodhead, while Dean of Yale, prejudged guilt—again to diffuse a case with possible town-gown overtones—and, in the process, both ruined the career of popular lecturer James Van de Velde and disrupted an investigation into a still-unsolved kidnapping and murder of a Yale student. That Brodhead repeatedly puts public relations above justice is a sad reflection on his judgment and leadership.
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) has been telling a story for years. It’s a deeply romantic story about her parents and their young love, fraught with the familial bigotry of an earlier time. Here’s how she told it this week in a video she released in preparation for her 2020 run: My daddy always said he ... Read More
Attention, journalists of America: Time is running out! You have under three weeks left to publish your last batch of over-the-top pre-election puff pieces on Texas Democrat/cross-country liberal sensation/wing-and-a-prayer Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke! It is here that we must face the difficult truth: ... Read More
Two Republican candidates for state office in Minnesota have been physically assaulted in recent days, leading prominent Republican lawmakers to caution their Democratic colleagues against employing inflammatory rhetoric. Republican state representative Sarah Anderson was punched in the arm last week after ... Read More
The metaphors don’t get any better (or worse) than this: A van carrying Hillary Clinton, fresh from throwing her Me Too sisters under the bus this weekend, crashed into a parking-garage pillar on the way to a New Jersey campaign fundraiser Tuesday for beleaguered Democratic senator Bob Menendez. At her side was ... Read More