There were a lot of little interesting run-ins in D.C. during inaugural week, all framed by the frustrations in getting around, though, to be honest. For conservatives, besides NRO’s packed Fado’s event, the place to be was the “conservative ball” on Thursday night at the City Museum in D.C., sponsored by a handful of conservative think tanks and Pfizer. Ran into and chatted a little with the charming CEO of Pfizer, for one, there. Others seen there included Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, N.Y. Governor George Pataki (who spent a few minutes at a microphone; as well as with a Sam Adams, as Bernadette Malone reported last week), new White House speechwriter Bill McGurn, Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, and many more (what party would be complete without the O’Beirne-Lowry-Ponnuru-Goldberg-Lopez crowd? Present!). Unlike the official balls, it was the formal where you could actually always turn around and run into someone you knew. In other words, much more useful than just about any other ball in town.
Kamala Harris is set to announce her candidacy for president sometime around Martin Luther King Jr. Day. What sort of chief executive would she be? Well, here’s your first clue: On December 5, Harris posed a series of written questions to Brian Buescher, President Trump’s nominee for district court in ... Read More
The temporary shutdown of parts of the federal government is a good argument for the permanent shutdown of parts of the federal government. When one of his colleagues voiced frustration with the slow pace of conservative reform in the 1990s, Newt Gingrich replied, “Rome wasn’t burned in a day.” That’s ... Read More
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"In my country the people can do as they like, although it often happens that they don't like what they have done." -- Winston Churchill, 1946 London During the Second World War, as U.S. power was eclipsing Britain's, Harold Macmillan, a future prime minister, reportedly said, "These Americans ... 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 (Even those otherwise occupied by their doorbell love), Like Jeffrey Epstein when the new Sears Junior Miss catalogue comes out, I ... Read More
One way to understand the Democratic opposition to the judicial nomination of Brian Buescher over his membership in the Catholic group the Knights of Columbus is as a test run in preventing their worst nightmare: the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Democratic senators Kamala ... Read More