I’m not trying to be maudlin, but Father’s Day is this weekend and the second anniversary of my Dad’s death was just last week (a coincidence which will never be anything but inconvenient). I lit the Yahrzeit candle for him the other day and the flicking of the match was like turning a switch I didn’t know was in the off position. Out of nowhere, the emotions flooded in. I had no idea they had built up so much pressure. I was floored by how unprepared I was. I think the lesson is that the grief never goes away, you just organize it better — most of the time. Anyway, like I said, I’m not trying to be maudlin. I just miss my Dad. Father’s Day weekend is as good a time as any to say so.
I've finished reading the entire Mueller report, and I must confess that even as a longtime, quite open critic of Donald Trump, I was surprised at the sheer scope, scale, and brazenness of the lies, falsehoods, and misdirections detailed by the Special Counsel's Office. We've become accustomed to Trump making up ... Read More
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. Dear Reader (Redacted: Harm to Ongoing Matter), One of the things I tell new parents is something that was told to me when my daughter still had that ... Read More
The U.S. Attorney General is ending asylum seekers’ opportunity to ask for bond in front of an immigration judge. Read More
So much for collusion. The media conversation has now officially moved on from the obsession of the last two years to obstruction of justice. That’s because the first volume of the voluminous Mueller report, the half devoted to what was supposed to be the underlying crime of a Trump conspiracy with Russia, ... Read More
Here is a three-part plan for something practical the federal government could do to relieve college-loan debt. Step 1: The federal government should stop making college loans itself and cease guaranteeing any such loans. Step 2: It should prohibit educational lending by federally regulated financial institutions ... Read More
I know that yesterday was almost entirely dedicated to analysis of the Mueller report, but I just can't let this past without comment -- the Post printed another op-ed tying Ben Shapiro to the radical right. On Tuesday, Talia Lavin took to its pages and actually wrote that Ben's statements declaring Notre Dame to ... Read More