Political Hay
by | Dec 3, 2019

Amazing. But typical. So the news emerges that with the forced retirement (for health reasons) of Georgia GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson, the Republican governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp, is set to replace the conservative Isakson with financial executive Kelly Loeffler….

by | Dec 3, 2019

For most of its history, a wise observer once remarked, the American conservative movement has been an oxymoron: it doesn’t move anywhere and has never conserved anything. The man who made that observation died a few years ago, but not…

by | Dec 2, 2019

As he launched a 2020 presidential bid, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave an apology of sorts for his controversial “stop-and-frisk” program. Is Bloomberg sincere in his regret, or is this just a political campaign conversion? To answer…

by | Nov 28, 2019

America witnessed an extraordinary moment in civil–military relations last week when Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a witness in the House impeachment inquiry, insisted that the committee’s ranking member address him by his Army rank. Usually the inquisitor reserves the right…

by | Nov 26, 2019

On impeachment, Democrats are losing, President Trump is tying, and the Left is winning. Democrats are losing because they bear all impeachment’s risks, but with little to show for it so far. President Trump is tying because, despite the worst…

by | Nov 25, 2019

Nearly 20 years ago, in the wake of the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings, the masterful Wendell Berry wrote an impassioned essay. The “only result,” he wrote, of the wrenching confrontation, sponsored by the majority of the Senate’s Judiciary Committee, was…

by | Nov 19, 2019

There are large historical differences between America’s two major political parties in how they choose their presidential nominees. Consider this: Since 1952, there have been 11 presidential elections in which there wasn’t a Republican president running for reelection. In 10…

by | Nov 17, 2019

Washington Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., was a courageous Republican when he took on rival presidential hopeful Donald Trump in 2016. Then, in 2019, Graham became a spineless specimen because he learned how to work with Trump — at least according…

by | Nov 7, 2019

The more I follow the Democratic presidential campaign, the more I see how little I understand some people. After all, we can have differences when it comes to ideology, and we can aspire to different things in life. We can…

by | Nov 3, 2019

Washington Maybe because she’s from San Francisco, Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris believes she has license to police the speech of partisans on the right. Last month, she wrote to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey suggesting that Twitter suspend President Donald Trump’s…

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