You can make a good case. She was the most important purported witness. Kavanaugh was out with his categorical denial before having any idea what Keyser, a friend of Ford’s, would say. If she had said she remembered being at a party with Kavanugh and Ford, his nomination would have collapsed, even if Keyser’s account was fuzzy or if she could have been accused of having partisan motives. So she had more influence than any U.S. senator over the outcome and despite her friendship with Ford — and perhaps pressure to change her account — she told the truth about having no memory of such a party or ever meeting Kavanaugh. You might say this is simply what any honorable person would do, but given the pressure and the stakes — and how low opponents of Kavanugh were willing to go — she should be commended.
President Trump urged the president of Turkey in a phone call Monday not to "mistreat" Kurdish forces who have fought alongside U.S. troops against the Islamic State. “The President expressed the desire to work together to address Turkey’s security concerns in northeast Syria while stressing the importance ... Read More
It’s déjà vu all over again. A federal judge has blocked a lawful Trump-administration policy, essentially enshrining the Obama administration’s policy choices in social-justice granite. The practical result is a judicial equivalent of a one-way ratchet. The pattern is clear: Step One: The Obama ... Read More
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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
Democrats and others on the left offer three reasons for their opposition to building a wall on America's southern border. 1. A wall is ineffective. 2. A wall is too expensive. 3. A wall is immoral. Each one is false, so false as to constitute lies. So, the only question is: Do Democrats and others on ... Read More
Let’s begin with a series of difficult questions. What should the FBI do when it possesses information that causes trained counterintelligence officials to fear that the president of the United States is — either knowingly or unknowingly — falling under the influence of a hostile foreign power? Should the ... Read More