Ever since 9/11 Stephen Schwartz has been calling for the Bush administration to demand that the Saudis undertake a full investigation of the Kingdom’s connections to the terror plot, and tell us everything. Who can read today’s New York Times story–Kathryn links to it below–and not agree? The Times and Mike Isikoff have been indispensable in their reporting on the Saudi portions of the 9/11 report, which may or may not exaggerate the connections of Saudi intelligence to the hijackers. We just don’t know–which is in itself a sort of scandal. It is simply unacceptable that we, two years later, are largely in the dark about what role a foreign intelligence service–of one of our “allies”–had in aiding the 9/11 plotters. And it is unacceptable that the White House, publicly at least, shows almost no curiosity about the question. In coming weeks I’m going to be rooting hard for Chuck Schumer, who is becoming a very important voice in the controversy.
Attention, journalists of America: Time is running out! You have under three weeks left to publish your last batch of over-the-top pre-election puff pieces on Texas Democrat/cross-country liberal sensation/wing-and-a-prayer Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke! It is here that we must face the difficult truth: ... Read More
Two Republican candidates for state office in Minnesota have been physically assaulted in recent days, leading prominent Republican lawmakers to caution their Democratic colleagues against employing inflammatory rhetoric. Republican state representative Sarah Anderson was punched in the arm last week after ... Read More
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) has been telling a story for years. It’s a deeply romantic story about her parents and their young love, fraught with the familial bigotry of an earlier time. Here’s how she told it this week in a video she released in preparation for her 2020 run: My daddy always said he ... Read More
Way back in January, I went through the then-34 seats where a Republican incumbent was retiring and concluded that most were in deeply red districts and not likely to flip to Democrats. Pollsters and media organizations are less inclined to conduct surveys of House races, both because there’s less public ... Read More