As we all know, Harry Reid attacked Clarence Thomas as an “embarrassment” and questioned Antonin Scalia’s “ethics.” But Reid is not the best judge of character. In September 2002, he told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that his disgraced colleague Robert Torricelli is “a man of class.” Reid was the first congressional Democrat to cough up money for Torricelli’s defense fund. And in June 2003, the Los Angeles Times, in an extensive story, described how Reid’s sons and son-in-law collected millions in lobbying and legal fees representing corporate and municipal interests in Nevada and Washington. The Times reported that “[s]o pervasive are the ties among Reid, members of his family and Nevada’s leading industries and institutions that it’s difficult to find a significant field in which such a relationship does not exist.” Too bad Tim Russert didn’t have this information when he Reid appeared on his show on Sunday.
Attention, journalists of America: Time is running out! You have under three weeks left to publish your last batch of over-the-top pre-election puff pieces on Texas Democrat/cross-country liberal sensation/wing-and-a-prayer Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke! It is here that we must face the difficult truth: ... Read More
I must have missed something: Was there some kind of all-hands white-people meeting at which we voted to kick the Democrats out? Elizabeth Warren, Rachel Dolezal, Beto O’Rourke — what’s up with all the ethnic play-acting? Isn’t cultural appropriation supposed to be a bad thing among progressives? Isn’t ... Read More
Way back in January, I went through the then-34 seats where a Republican incumbent was retiring and concluded that most were in deeply red districts and not likely to flip to Democrats. Pollsters and media organizations are less inclined to conduct surveys of House races, both because there’s less public ... Read More
Jasper, Ind. — It’s not easy to get out to Jasper. The closest airport, Louisville International, is in another state, and it’ll take an hour or two on a series of winding two-lane highways before you find yourself crossing the railroad tracks in the 15,000-person Indiana town. But that’s how Mike ... Read More