The Corner

re: Norton vs. Buck

Michael Sandoval asks an excellent question: Why didn’t Sarah Palin make an endorsement in the Colorado Republican Senate primary? And I suspect he’s onto the answer: It may have been a no-win mess for her. McCain was campaigning for Norton. Buck seemed to have the tea-party love, though he did not seem all that comfortable with it. And in confusing races, Palin’s Facebook nod does not necessarily work magic. Todd Tiahrt stands as evidence of that. 

Someone who did take a risk and take sides there was former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum, who has been spending a lot of time in the likes of Iowa recently. Well, he spent a Friday recently in Colorado, campaigning for Norton. 

Most Popular


The Catholic Church’s Rotherham

‘We are deeply saddened.” So begin the many perfunctory statements of many Catholic bishops today in response to the Pennsylvania grand-jury report detailing how priests in that state abused children and how bishops shuffled these priests around. What deeply saddens these men? The rape of children, the ... Read More

The Deflation of the Academic Brand

Trumpism is sometimes derided as an updated know-nothingism that rejects expertise and the input of credentialed expertise. Supposedly, professionals who could now save us tragically have their talent untapped as they sit idle at the Council on Foreign Relations, the economics Department at Harvard, or in the ... Read More

My Journey into the Heart of Obama-Trump Country

After eight years of displeasure with Barack Obama’s presidency, Carla Johnson was ready for a drastic change. The 41-year-old lab technician from Cresco, Iowa, fell for Donald Trump very early in the 2016 primary season. She loved his “take-no-[sh**]” style, his conservative stances on gun control and ... Read More