Jonah, an earlier version of the newspaper headline joke was tailored to New York City’s many daily newspapers, pre-1965. The point was to find an archetypal headline from each. As I recall, the Daily News was: TOT, 4, SLAYS DAD. The Journal American (or perhaps it was the World Telegram) was: HERO PRIEST NABS RED SPY. The New York Post, then an organ of Upper West Side liberalism, was: STORM SLAMS CITY, JEWS, NEGROES SUFFER MOST.
If a Supreme Court vacancy opens up between now and the end of the year, Republicans should fill it. Given the vital importance of the Court to rank-and-file Republican voters and grassroots activists, particularly in the five-decade-long quest to overturn Roe v. Wade, it would be political suicide for ... Read More
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lived an extraordinary American life and leaves it with glowing admiration from even those who disagreed with her. That’s all any of us can hope for. It is an unseemly but by now commonplace sign of our times that, even though she passed away just as Rosh Hashanah had begun, the ... Read More
I worked in the criminal-justice system for a quarter century. It is run, day-to-day, by the crème de la crème of graduates from America’s top law schools. Those institutions wear their progressive bona fides on their sleeves and proclaim it for all the world to hear. In their offhand rhetoric — ... Read More
President Trump has announced that he will pick a woman for the Supreme Court seat vacated by the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg. But which one? The New York Times reports that in a phone call with Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, Trump is said to have mentioned two female appellate court judges — Amy Coney ... Read More