The Corner

Schoolhouse Rock for Trump

The Republican front-runner’s ignorance about policy is too vast to plumb, but last night he made one comment that deserves special mention. He said his sister, a federal judge, and Justice Samuel Alito had both “signed a bill.” Legislatures pass bills. Executives sign them. Judges issue rulings or decisions on cases. As a public service, I offer this Schoolhouse Rock video for Mr. Trump’s edification. (By the way, Schoolhouse Rock, in contrast to Trump University, is a genuine educational service.)

Most Popular

Economy & Business

The Compulsory Society

Vox may still be keeping up its risible just-the-facts posturing, but it is tendentious to the point of dishonesty: “Colorado baker who refused to serve gay couple now wants to refuse to serve transgender person,” it says. That is not true, of course. (But everybody knows that.) Phillips serves ... Read More

The Maker of Middle-earth, in Gorgeous Detail

Oxford, England — After five months of ferocious and futile slaughter in “the Great War,” an Oxford undergraduate — knowing his deployment to the Western Front was inevitable — used his Christmas break in 1914 to cultivate his imagination. Twenty-two-year-old J. R. R. Tolkien began writing “The Story ... Read More