The Spectacle Blog

Judge Kavanaugh

By on 5.26.06 | 1:11PM

Finally, finally, Brett Kavanaugh has won Senate confirmation to serve on the mightily influential U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Now it can be revealed. He's long wanted Congress to do the right thing and not evade its responsibilities. Here's what he wrote in a post-Clinton impeachment and acquittal symposium in The American Spectator's April 1999 issue:

Virginia Senate Race

By on 5.26.06 | 9:25AM

SurveyUSA has new poll numbers out on Sen. George Allen, Jim Webb, and Harris Miller. Of registered voters with a margin of error of 4.6% (pretty high), 47% have a favorable opinion of Allen. That's nothing to write home about, but neither are the numbers for his Democratic challengers, Miller and Webb, Kilo writes. While most Virginians know who they are, the majority also has an unfavorable opinion of them.

NR’s Top Fifty Makes ABC

By on 5.25.06 | 6:23PM

Shet mah mouth. A 30-second feature story just appeared on the nationwide top of the hour ABC radio news report (6:00 p.m. EDT). Subject: National Review's article in the current issue on the top 50 conservative rock songs of all time. Congrats to the magazine and to John J. Miller.

There's a moral in here somewhere...

Re: Bush Seals Docs

By on 5.25.06 | 4:37PM

Dave: I only wish I knew what was going on in the White House. No vetoes, extraordinary pork in the budget, the war languishing and the immigration disaster being pushed through the Senate. I'm not ready to give up on President Bush. But I don't see why conservatives should line up with him on almost any issue. Almost, not quite.

Bush Seals Docs?

By on 5.25.06 | 3:45PM

According to Breitbart's report President Bush ordered that the documents seized by the FBI in executing the search warrant of Rep. William Jefferson's office be sealed for 45 days. What the president is doing is baffling. Why is there even an issue of these documents being kept from investigators? Something is badly wrong here.

Outrage? Not So Much.

By on 5.25.06 | 9:20AM

The Post is unmoved by Pelosi/Hastert protests. The editorial points out the extraordinary lengths to which the FBI went to protect congressioanl privilege in the search.

Also, Sen. John Warner, usually not one to shy from congressional groupthink, says Congress "should be treated no differently than the average citizen when it comes to criminal matters."

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