The Current Crisis
by | May 8, 2019

Washington Has it ever been noted by the Republic’s historians — all of whom are Democrats save for a lone Republican who remains undercover somewhere in the Middle West — that one characteristic that distinguishes Democrats from Republicans is not…

by | May 1, 2019

Washington Steve Moore, one of the oracles of free market economics, is President Donald Trump’s choice for the Federal Reserve Board, and the long knives are out for him. Yet I am told by conservatives everywhere not to worry. He…

by | Apr 24, 2019

Washington Over the weekend in the Wall Street Journal Brian Lamb, the founder of C-Span, tendered a Solomonic statement in his valedictory interview after some 40 years before the television cameras. Said Lamb, “Lying is the word that I would…

by | Apr 17, 2019

Washington If a politician of Japanese extraction were addressing a “largely Japanese-American audience” and characterized the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor as “some people did something,” would you think that those words diminished the loss of life and…

by | Apr 10, 2019

Washington Well, I guess I have been right all along. Others have been saying that special counsel Robert Mueller was going to be swept up by the Kultursmog and become a tool of Hillary’s conspiracy. She said Russian hackers were…

by | Apr 3, 2019

Washington I wonder if at the outset of his career back in woodsy Vermont Bernie Sanders — Crazy Bernie, as we say — ever imagined that years later at the age of 77 he would be running for president, have…

by | Mar 27, 2019

Washington Did you hear the rumor that the New York Times late last week spent over two pages on a front-page news story about the investor and philanthropist, Michael Steinhardt, being accused of sexual harassment? Well, it is more than…

by | Mar 20, 2019

Washington Have you heard the good news? Large numbers of students world-wide are going to be skipping school on Fridays until they educate us on the perils of global warming. Moreover, “we are declaring the era of American climate change…

by | Mar 13, 2019

Washington It was in the mid-1980s that I resuscitated the term “crack-up” and applied it to political movements that were not very healthy. I say I resuscitated the term because it was F. Scott Fitzgerald who first used it as…

by | Mar 6, 2019

Washington One of the greatest characters I have encountered in Washington died years ago. He was the legendary political operator, Paul Corbin. He had worked for John F. Kennedy and more closely for Bob Kennedy. He was loyal to the…

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