The Campaign Spot

Sadly For His Campaign, This Is the Most Head-Turning Story About John Edwards in a While

This story, about John Edwards’ campaign hiring a woman to make a series of short video documentaries about the candidate, spending $114,000 and then never using the footage, seems extremely odd. It seems the woman had limited experience in the area, and Edwards’ One American Committee – itself dedicated to fighting poverty and lifting Americans into the middle class – spent more than usual, according to political consultants quoted in the story.

Mickey Kaus thinks there’s another angle – suspicious minds will have thought of it already – but it relies on the National Enquirer, so take it with the amount of salt you feel is necessary.

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World

Trump and the North Korean Tipping Point

The world has been stunned by North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s announcement last week that he was suspending his country’s nuclear tests in preparation for the impending meeting with President Trump. Even critics have had to concede that Trump’s bellicose rhetoric since last summer regarding the North ... Read More
Politics & Policy

E Pluribus . . . Gridlock

A mantra we hear everywhere these days is that diversity is a good thing. And no doubt, it is. Diversity facilitates an exchange of ideas and opinions, and it promotes economic growth. Moreover, the alternative to diversity is to suppress the views and opinions of some subset of citizens, which is completely ... Read More
Economy & Business

Trade Misunderstandings

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