The Corner

Buh-Bye Arlen

My first job in Washington, D.C., during the summer after my freshman year in college, was an internship in the office of Senator Arlen Specter.  (In my defense, my political views were still developing, and he was my “hometown” Senator.)  At the time Specter was a nominal Republican, though it seemed most of his staff were Democrats.  His counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee had previously worked for Senator Kennedy.  I didn’t see much of him, and what limited interaction I had was not particularly favorable — and I’ve not been a fan ever since.  Good riddance. 

Jonathan H. Adler — Jonathan H. Adler is the Johan Verhiej Memorial Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Business Law and Regulation at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Most Popular

Elections

Weirdo O’Rourke

Friends of the young Bill Clinton and Barack Obama spoke of the special glow of promise they had about them, even back in their early twenties. Angels sat on their shoulders. History gave them a wink and said, “Hey, good lookin’, I’ll be back to pick you up later.” Robert O’Rourke? Not so much. He ... Read More
U.S.

McCain at Annapolis

President Trump has been doing a lot of tweeting today -- against TV programs, companies, and other things that have incurred his displeasure. These tweets make for interesting reading. One of them is this: So it was indeed (just proven in court papers) “last in his class” (Annapolis) John McCain that sent ... Read More