The Corner

The New Krugman Standard

If Bush makes an accusation against Senator Kerry, based on Kerry’s record, that the Senator explicitly disputes, it’s a lie. But if Senator makes a charge, based on speculation, that Bush explicitly disputes, it’s candor.

Jonathan H. Adler — Mr. Adler is an NRO contributing editor and the inaugural Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. His latest book is Marijuana Federalism: Uncle Sam and Mary Jane.