The Corner

Fbi Background Checks

I’m still flumoxed as to why when my wife had her FBI background check to work for Ashcroft, they talked to all my friends, all her friends, but never once to me. This was before we got married. Sure, I can see the argument that they’d expect me to lie. But wouldn’t they want to talk to me just to make sure our stories matched?

Jonah Goldberg — Jonah Goldberg holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute and is a senior editor of National Review. His new book, The Suicide of The West, is on sale now.

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