The Corner

The Problem With Gephardt

A reader points out (I hadn’t realized the National Guard history): “Dick Gephardt might not be the man for Kerry’s VP slot for the simple reason that he served in the Air National Guard during the Vietnam War. The fact would seem to spoil the he-man war hero v. party boy draft dodger motif that so many of Kerry’s supporters adore. “

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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