The Corner

Most Famous

Readers are objecting to my characterization of Hillary Clinton as one of the three most famous people ever to run for president, next to Eisenhower and Grant. What about George Washington? What about Andrew Jackson? Come on, people. Washington and Jackson existed in the age before any form of mass communication. By the time Grant came on the scene, there were newspapers, telegraphy, railroads, all of which were ways of spreading news and fame far beyond the way in which it had spread before. And all that pales beside the 20th century mass media.

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White House

For Democrats, the Party’s Over

If the Democrats are really tempted by impeachment, bring it on. Since the day after the 2016 election they have been threatening this, placing their chips on the Russian-collusion fantasy and then on the phantasmagoric charade of obstruction of justice. The attorney general accurately gave the ingredients of the ... Read More

The 24 Democrats

Every presidential primary ends with one winner and a lot of losers. Some might argue that one or two once-little-known candidates who overperform low expectations get to enjoy a form of moral victory. (Ben Carson and Rick Perry might be happy how the 2016 cycle ended, with both taking roles in Trump’s cabinet. ... Read More