I know, I know there are many reasons. But I understand why he’s getting a second look and popping up in the polls. He doesn’t have the executive experience of Perry, but he knows more and is better at explaining what he believes and why. He’s not as likable as Cain, but it’s easier to imagine electing a former Speaker of the House as president than a former CEO and (as we’ve been reminded the last week) head of a Washington trade association, and he knows more and is better at explaining what he believes and why. If the dynamic of the race is set up inevitably–as the conventional wisdom says–for a Romney and a not-Romney, Newt may now have better odds than anyone else to be the not-Romney.
The Department of Education has issued its long-awaited proposed regulations reforming sexual-assault adjudications on college campus. Not only will these rules restore basic due process and fairness to college tribunals, but they also — given how basic the changes are — highlight just how ridiculous ... Read More
Jeff Flake may be leaving the Senate soon, but he’s determined that his exit will be one of non-stop moral posturing. The Arizona senator is best remembered at this point for his last-minute delay of the Judiciary Committee’s approval of Justice Brett Kavanaugh when -- along with his pal Senator Chris ... Read More
Today, across Twitter, I began to see a number of people condemning the Trump administration (and Betsy DeVos, specifically) for imposing a new definition of sexual assault on campus so strict that it would force women to prove that they were so harassed that they'd been chased off campus and couldn't return. ... Read More
A federal judge on Friday rejected Senator Bill Nelson's (D., Fla.) challenge to rules used by canvassing boards to determine the validity of ballots. Judge Mark Walker found that the so-called “magic words” requirement and the “consistency” requirement were reasonable and constitutional, rejecting ... Read More