The Corner

Biden, Bork, and Thomas

Sen. Biden’s basic critique of Bork was that he was a dangerous extremist because he denied that moral principles could override written law. His basic critique of Thomas was that he was a dangerous extremist because he (allegedly) affirmed that moral principles could override written law. Some people call Biden thoughtful.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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