The Corner

Re: The Children

This is all superficial, but sometimes politics is: I think that the single greatest gain by John Kerry in adding Edwards to his ticket is the Edwards family. Elizabeth Edwards with the kids–they just look like real Americans. The trial lawyer stuff, the voting record, the empty rhetoric–that’s not visual. It was a good move, as the scene this morning with Jack Edwards becoming the star of the show, made clear.

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Education

Our Bankrupt Elite

Every element of the college admissions scandal, a.k.a “Operation Varsity Blues,” is fascinating. There are the players: the Yale dad who, implicated in a securities-fraud case, tipped the feds off to the caper; a shady high-school counselor turned admissions consultant; the 36-year-old Harvard grad who ... Read More
Culture

Shibboleth Is a Fun Word

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is Jonah Goldberg’s weekly “news”letter, the G-File. Subscribe here to get the G-File delivered to your inbox on Fridays. Estimado Lector (y todos mis amigos a través del Atlántico), Greetings from Barcelona. And it is Bar•ce•lona, not Barth•e•lona. That ... Read More