So in today’s G-File I goofed. I somehow wrote that Nixon had been governor of California rather than he ran for governor and lost (to Moonbeam’s Dad). It was a dumb mistake, but one born of lazy typing not ignorance. The most heartening thing about the mistake is that I’m hearing from scads of people about it (dispelling the fear I sometimes have that nobody is in fact reading my “news”letter). But I want to be clear that I did, in fact, know Nixon was never governor of California. Indeed, I reference his “wilderness” years in the same paragraph. If he’d been governor of California, there’d have been no such years. Also, my dad — who once ran the now-defunct North American Newspaper Alliance — played a small role in Nixon’s comeback from that wilderness by working with Bill Safire to get Nixon to write a series of articles, starting in 1966, that served as Nixon’s reintroduction to the public. Anyway, it was a stupid mistake.
Will this be the week? With bated breath, we wait to find out whether we’ve reached the moment, after the Labor Day end of summer, just as the critical midterm races heat up, when President Trump will follow through on his threat to declassify and publicize key FISA-gate documents — in particular, the ... Read More
The 27-year-old “Anita Hill” strategy of digging for dirt on a Supreme Court nominee didn’t work with Clarence Thomas back in 1991. But desperate times for liberals call for desperate measures. Just as with Anita Hill, no doubt it took a concentrated effort of importuning by a host of liberal Senate ... Read More
NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE There’s a Bob Newhart sketch you probably know: A woman walks into a therapist’s office and says that her life is being spoiled because she spends all of her time obsessing over the fearful possibility that she will be buried alive in a box. His ... Read More
So now what? We have a name and an accusation, which is an improvement over the status quo ante. If you’re going to make an allegation of misconduct, this is how you do it: publicly, and attached to as much information as you have. Eternal shame on those who made specific calls before they knew what was being ... Read More