The Campaign Spot

Feel the Hope of No Change

Serwer, over at The American Prospect:

Because the instinct of the “respectable intellectual center” is to find whatever position seems to lie between two “extremes” and stick to it, Obama’s almost wholesale embrace of Bush counterterrorism policies can be sold as a “compromise.” But if you believed the last administration was “extreme” in its assertion of executive power, than this one is too.

But if he asks whether we can accept a president whose entire national-security worldview expressed on the campaign trail has reached its expiration date, and whether we can live with an “almost wholesale embrace of Bush counterterrorism policies,” I say only . . . yes we can.

Most Popular

White House

For Democrats, the Party’s Over

If the Democrats are really tempted by impeachment, bring it on. Since the day after the 2016 election they have been threatening this, placing their chips on the Russian-collusion fantasy and then on the phantasmagoric charade of obstruction of justice. The attorney general accurately gave the ingredients of the ... Read More

The 24 Democrats

Every presidential primary ends with one winner and a lot of losers. Some might argue that one or two once-little-known candidates who overperform low expectations get to enjoy a form of moral victory. (Ben Carson and Rick Perry might be happy how the 2016 cycle ended, with both taking roles in Trump’s cabinet. ... Read More