This may seem kind of random — and certainly a bit tardy — but better late than never. I’ve been reading and writing a lot about the 1960s and 1970s lately and I’m constantly amazed by how good Steven Hayward’s The Age of Reagan is. When it first came out, I never got around to reading it because, well, I didn’t. But I always sort of assumed it was a just a Reagan bio — not that there’s anything wrong with that. But it’s really not. It’s really one of the best histories of recent American politics I’ve ever come across. Exhaustively researched and meticulously argued, it’s just an immensely useful piece of work. No, Steve didn’t put me up to this. I’m sure he’d rather I plug his Index of Environmental Indicators.
I've finished reading the entire Mueller report, and I must confess that even as a longtime, quite open critic of Donald Trump, I was surprised at the sheer scope, scale, and brazenness of the lies, falsehoods, and misdirections detailed by the Special Counsel's Office. We've become accustomed to Trump making up ... Read More
Here is a three-part plan for something practical the federal government could do to relieve college-loan debt. Step 1: The federal government should stop making college loans itself and cease guaranteeing any such loans. Step 2: It should prohibit educational lending by federally regulated financial institutions ... Read More
The U.S. Attorney General is ending asylum seekers’ opportunity to ask for bond in front of an immigration judge. Read More
So much for collusion. The media conversation has now officially moved on from the obsession of the last two years to obstruction of justice. That’s because the first volume of the voluminous Mueller report, the half devoted to what was supposed to be the underlying crime of a Trump conspiracy with Russia, ... Read More
The most interesting new disclosure to come out of Attorney General William Barr’s press conference on the Mueller report was about obstruction of justice. As I pointed out in a Fox News column this morning, the obstruction issue was one of the main reasons why the media-Democrat complex’s caterwauling ... Read More
I know that yesterday was almost entirely dedicated to analysis of the Mueller report, but I just can't let this past without comment -- the Post printed another op-ed tying Ben Shapiro to the radical right. On Tuesday, Talia Lavin took to its pages and actually wrote that Ben's statements declaring Notre Dame to ... Read More
You are dead to me. You are a collection of Fredos. The cock has crowed, you pathetic sniveling jerks. The team I have rooted for since 1965, when I first visited the House that Ruth Built, where I hawked peanuts and ice cream a lifetime ago, watched countless games (Guidry striking out 18!), has gotten so ... Read More