The Corner

A Near Run Thing

But no-one’s Waterloo. Narrow win for Bush, I reckon, on substance, fairly big win on style. He came across more likeable, more sympathetic and with a nice (and, when it comes to articulacy), necessary line in self-deprecation. When it comes to hunting those votes, Kerry scored plenty of points on economic insecurity, but lost most of them again on economic credibility. On healthcare, Kerry said what he had to. It may be unfair, but that’s still a plus for for him….

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White House

What Is Hillary Clinton Thinking?

When Homer Simpson looks in the mirror, he sees ripped chest muscles and arms like the trunks of beech trees. When Hillary Clinton looks in the mirror, she sees America’s sweetheart. She thinks: America adores me. She thinks: America already chose me to be president once! She thinks: Everyone is comparing me ... Read More
Law & the Courts

Grassley’s Kangaroo Court

So now it looks like next Thursday. On Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s manifestly meritorious nomination to the Supreme Court, what was supposed to be the vote out of the Senate Judiciary Committee this past Thursday now appears to be sliding into a hearing to be held next Thursday. Or, who knows, maybe a Thursday ... Read More