The Campaign Spot

Maybe No Runoff for Nikki Haley?

Wow. With 87 percent of precincts reporting, South Carolina gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley has 48.9 percent; she needs one vote over 50 percent to avoid a runoff. Rep. Gresham Barrett’s 21.4 percent looks weaker as the night wears on. This may be enough of a stunning rebuke to the state’s establishment — and her accusers — to make her runoff not quite as tough as I thought earlier this evening. 

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Law & the Courts

Yes, There Was FBI Bias

There is much to admire in Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz’s highly anticipated report on the FBI’s Clinton-emails investigation. Horowitz’s 568-page analysis is comprehensive, fact-intensive, and cautious to a fault. It is also, nonetheless, an incomplete exercise — it omits half ... Read More

Yes, Hillary Should Have Been Prosecuted

I know this is ancient history, but — I’m sorry — I just can’t let it go. When historians write the definitive, sordid histories of the 2016 election, the FBI, Hillary, emails, Russia, and Trump, there has to be a collection of chapters making the case that Hillary should have faced a jury ... Read More

Let the World Have Soccer

The United States of America did not qualify for the World Cup this year. Good for us. Soccer is corrupt, hyper-regulated, impoverished by a socialist-style fondness for rationing, and organized to strangle human flourishing. It is so dependent on the whims of referees that is in effect a helpless captive of the ... Read More