I was talking to a Fred guy a week or so ago who said the Thompson campaign is divided about whether a Huck victory in Iowa helps or hurts them. I’d have to say that it helps in that it keeps Romney from running the table early and therefore it keeps the race alive. But it clearly hurts in that Huck steals Fred’s folksy Southern mo-jo. Huckabee is already leading in what was supposed to be Fred’s must-win state of South Carolina (tied with Romney in the latest Rasmussen poll, with a double digit lead over Fred). If Huck actually wins Iowa, doesn’t he get even more of a bump over Fred in South Carolina? Huck might lose some momentum in New Hampshire, but Fred is going to lose even more. So how is Fred going to make a strong third or even a second in Iowa work for him, as long as Huckabee wins there? Fred better come up the middle in Iowa very fast and far.
The San Antonio city council has voted to block Chick-fil-A from opening a store in its airport to punish it for donating to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Salvation Army. No, really. Here's the report, from Fortune: Don’t plan on getting a Chick-Fil-A sandwich next time you fly through San ... Read More
The government of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in New Zealand has, with the support of the opposition, decided to enact fundamental changes in the nation’s firearms laws less than a week after the massacre at two Christchurch mosques. This is the opposite of leadership. It is also an example of why ... Read More
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EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is Jonah Goldberg’s weekly “news”letter, the G-File. Subscribe here to get the G-File delivered to your inbox on Fridays. Dear Reader (Including all you whippersnappers under the age of 50), I’m writing this from somewhere over the Atlantic. At least I hope that’s ... Read More
One of the stranger arguments that I heard throughout the Mueller saga -- and am hearing today, now that it's turned out to be a dud -- is that Donald Trump's irritation with the process was unreasonable and counterproductive. This tweet, from CNN's Chris Cilizza, is a nice illustration of the genre: Donald ... Read More
Attorney General William Barr on Sunday delivered to Congress a summary of special counsel Robert Mueller's findings, setting off what is sure to be a protracted partisan battle over how much of the report will eventually be made public. According to Barr's summary of the report, Special Counsel Robert ... Read More