I’ve gotten a lot of response to today’s column on the Democrats’ dilemma. Let me clarify something. I am not predicting a McCain switch to the Democrats. On balance, I think it’s pretty unlikely, although no doubt some would like to see it happen. In the piece itself I even said that this “wild scenario” would probably never play out. Of course, a switch is possible. If anything, a McCain candidacy as an Independent is more likely. I highlighted the most spectacular scenario to make a point–that there’s no magical solution for the Democrats. Even a radical intervention by a hawkish centrist like McCain would founder on the underlying split on the war from which the party suffers. The radical scenario in the front of the piece was really a way of driving home the points in the second half of the piece. If you read it carefully, you’ll see that I say just that. So I don’t really think that the Democrats are about to retake the Senate. Rest easy.
What do you do with an FBI agent, sworn to uphold the law, who flagrantly violates the law in a rogue investigation aimed at making a name for himself by bringing down some high-profile targets? Why . . . you promote him, of course. At least that is the way the Justice Department answered that question in ... Read More
There is much to admire in Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz’s highly anticipated report on the FBI’s Clinton-emails investigation. Horowitz’s 568-page analysis is comprehensive, fact-intensive, and cautious to a fault. It is also, nonetheless, an incomplete exercise — it omits half ... Read More
I know this is ancient history, but — I’m sorry — I just can’t let it go. When historians write the definitive, sordid histories of the 2016 election, the FBI, Hillary, emails, Russia, and Trump, there has to be a collection of chapters making the case that Hillary should have faced a jury ... Read More
The United States of America did not qualify for the World Cup this year. Good for us. Soccer is corrupt, hyper-regulated, impoverished by a socialist-style fondness for rationing, and organized to strangle human flourishing. It is so dependent on the whims of referees that is in effect a helpless captive of the ... Read More