The Corner

Fiendish Theocons, Ctd.

An email in response to this post from last night:

That Damon Linker article you linked was even worse than you suggested. He thinks it was a political mistake for Obama to fall for the pro-lifers’ “trap” and vote against the Born-Alive Act. But what’s the trap? He could have just voted for it. Linker says that it just replicates existing law. If it doesn’t add anything new, how does it do anything that threatens Roe? Part of his article has to be wrong. But sure, pro-lifers are terrible people for asking Obama to vote–at least present!–on a bill.

Ramesh Ponnuru — 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.

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