I’m getting a some grief from people for asserting that Bennett gambled “too much.” I’m certainly open to the possibility that he hasn’t gambled too much. We don’t have enough data to be sure. But from the evidence available and given the context, I think he gambled too much. Is my conclusion subjective? Absolutely. But suffice it to say, if this exposé had revealed he gambled $80,000 or $800 no one would care — just more proof that it’s not the activity itself which is all that sinful but the amount of it. Few major sins have such a quantitative aspect. We don’t say “Sure, he cheated on his wife but with only one woman.” Or, “Yeah, he’s a murderer, but he only murdered a littled bit.” Bennett’s alcohol analogy works perfectly. No one would care if Bennett had an occassional martini (he does), they would care if he ended up on a park bench every night (he doesn’t).
Editor’s Note: The following is the fourth in a series of articles in which Mr. Yoo and Mr. Phillips will lay out a course of constitutional restoration, pointing out areas where the Supreme Court has driven the Constitution off its rails and the ways the current Court can put it back on track. The first entry ... Read More
Theresa Shook, founder of the Women's March, called on leaders of the liberal political-protest movement to step down on Monday amid widespread backlash against their refusal to condemn anti-Semitic and homophobic allies. “As Founder of the Women’s March, my original vision and intent was to show the ... Read More
After what seem like years of a phony war, British and European Union negotiators finally agreed on the terms of Britain’s departure from the EU earlier this week, and Theresa May announced it in the House of Commons. The deal covers more than 500 pages of legal and bureaucratic prose, and few but the ... Read More
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The world's oldest political party has developed an aversion to discretion. The Democratic party is manacled to an over-caffeinated base that believes that deft government can deliver parity of status to everyone while micromanaging the economy's health-care sector, which is larger than all but three other ... Read More
Dear Reader (And especially Martha McSally’s dog), As I often note, I increasingly tend to see the political scene as a scripted reality show in which the writers don’t flesh out the dialogue so much as move characters into weird, wacky, confrontational, or embarrassing positions. It’s a lot like The ... Read More