Zell Miller’s speech was superb, which is why it’s the subject of concern by the Kerry campaign and their media friends, and the focus of much delight by the alternative media. I spent the morning reading several of Reagan’s past speeches, including several I personally heard hinm deliver. Despite suggestions to the contrary, I remembered him landing blow after blow against Carter, mentioning him by name and blasting his policies. And that’s what he did. It’s impossible to know whether Miller’s speech will influence any segment of the electorate, or whether any speech other than the president’s really matters in the end — including Schwarzenegger’s superb speech. But Miller’s style is not only typical of politicians in the south (which I’ve come to learn, having married an Alabaman), but of a long tradition of convention speeches.
Well, did you think Rod Rosenstein was going to say, “You got me. The Mueller probe was inappropriate and politicized?” No, you didn’t. And the deputy attorney general did not disappoint. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, Rosenstein defended the investigation as “appropriate ... Read More
In the most recent issue of National Review (“The Case against Pope Francis,” October 29, 2018), NR senior writer Michael Brendan Dougherty wrote, “The Francis pontificate was to be an era of mercy for sinners at the peripheries and accountability for malefactors at the Vatican. Instead, almost the ... Read More
In Brooklyn, there is an occult bookshop called Catland Books. “Catland” is, one imagines, an apt description of the homes of the women who congregate there. The operators of the establishment have announced that they are planning to hold a special hex session this weekend to make Supreme Court justice ... Read More
With Election Day a little more than two weeks away, Republican Senate candidates in Arizona and Missouri appear to have a small lead over their Democratic opponents. In Arizona, a New York Times/Siena poll shows Republican congresswoman Martha McSally ahead of Democratic congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema by two ... Read More
It’s been a bad week for Heidi Heitkamp. Last night, the North Dakota Democrat squared off against Republican congressman Kevin Cramer in a debate, as she fights to hold on to her Senate seat. With less than three weeks to go until the election, Heitkamp already appeared to be at a disadvantage; most recent ... Read More
‘May you live in interesting times,” goes the old, double-edged Chinese proverb. And indeed we do. We live in the times of President Donald J. Trump, who has had a profound effect on all aspects of our political culture. Trump has governed as conservatively as any president in the post-war era. His ... Read More