Note that the standard liberal line is that DeLay has to step down the moment he’s suspected of something, but we have to have actual proof in the case of Annan. Is there a mirror-image double standard among conservatives? I don’t think so: DeLay hasn’t presided over an institution that is enmeshed in possibly the largest political-financial scandal ever, and then stonewalled the investigation. (Which is not to say that Annan is the only party responsible here.) While I am not enthusiastic about the U.N., it does not seem obvious to me that Annan’s staying is the way to salvage it. The DLC, no part of the “right-wing commentariat,” is wiser about this than the FT.
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
I must have missed something: Was there some kind of all-hands white-people meeting at which we voted to kick the Democrats out? Elizabeth Warren, Rachel Dolezal, Beto O’Rourke — what’s up with all the ethnic play-acting? Isn’t cultural appropriation supposed to be a bad thing among progressives? Isn’t ... Read More
Way back in January, I went through the then-34 seats where a Republican incumbent was retiring and concluded that most were in deeply red districts and not likely to flip to Democrats. Pollsters and media organizations are less inclined to conduct surveys of House races, both because there’s less public ... Read More
Jasper, Ind. — It’s not easy to get out to Jasper. The closest airport, Louisville International, is in another state, and it’ll take an hour or two on a series of winding two-lane highways before you find yourself crossing the railroad tracks in the 15,000-person Indiana town. But that’s how Mike ... Read More