Ramesh, I’m delighted that your daughter is sleeping. So are mine these days. Here’s the difference between the election in 2000 and the election in 2008. The GOP was in a much stronger position going into the election in 2000 than it is going into the election in 2008. And if you think that a party desperately in need of getting back independent voters in 2008 can afford to spend the year 2007 having a major public battle over the issue of abortion, then I would like to offer you this for a very good price.
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
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
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
While we did not agree with many of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s views about the Constitution or the judicial function, we never doubted her industry, dedication, gumption, civility, or patriotism. We send our condolences to all who mourn her passing. Justice Ginsburg almost certainly had more fans than any ... Read More
Joe Biden and Lindsey Graham have both flip-flopped on the appropriateness of confirming a new Supreme Court justice during a presidential election year. While pushing for the confirmation of 2016 Obama-appointee Merrick Garland, then-vice president Biden, who had served as chairman of the Senate Judiciary ... Read More