by | Dec 22, 2019

Washington Imagine there is a murder trial that takes months and involves many witnesses, and then, at the end, the prosecutor announces that he’s done such a great job of arguing guilt, he’s not going to send the case to…

by | Dec 17, 2019

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) instituted its Fairness Doctrine in 1949, requiring that broadcasters, in order to keep their licenses, both present controversial issues of public importance and do so in a manner that — in the FCC’s view —…

by | Dec 10, 2019

A history professor I once studied under tended to offer a weary response to technical, and highly dispensable, questions of the sort that arise in weary seminars. To wit: “But what’s that got to do with the price of eggs?”…

by | Dec 6, 2019

A Harvard fop, an Almira Gulch impersonator, and a warlock who, through table rappings, a Ouija board, or some other means of communication with the spirit world, revealed that the Founders all agree with Maxine Waters on Donald Trump’s impeachment…

by | Dec 5, 2019

Anyone holding out hope that Wednesday’s impeachment hearing by the House Judiciary Committee would consist of thoughtful testimony from impartial constitutional scholars was destined to be disappointed. Four witnesses appeared, three of whom were chosen by Democratic Chairman Jerrold Nadler,…

by | Dec 4, 2019

On Wednesday, House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) takes over as ringmaster for the ongoing impeachment show. He’s billing his opening act as an inquiry into the “historical and constitutional basis of impeachment” and “the Framers’ intent.” Nadler claims…

by | Dec 4, 2019

Life is interesting, isn’t it? And when the Democrats roll out “the Resistance,” their pathetic public corruption of our social contract, life also takes on aspects of shamefulness and hypocrisy. Take, for example, Act Two of their seasonal theatrical production,…

by | Dec 2, 2019

Pictured above is a reasonable dramatization of the upcoming House Judiciary Committee impeachment proceedings as envisioned by Chairman Jerry Nadler. Donald Trump would be the guy in overalls. Quite understandably, Pat Cipollone, counsel to the president, has rejected by return…

by | Sep 23, 2019

Jack Falstaff has the run of Capitol Hill — at least for the next few months. The Folger Shakespeare Theatre is putting on two productions this season featuring the lecherous knight’s misdeeds: 1 Henry IV through October 13 and the…

by | Sep 21, 2019

House Judiciary Committee (HJC) Chairman Jerry Nadler is on a fool’s errand if he thinks he can uncover persuasive evidence of criminal conduct by Donald Trump — the high crimes and misdemeanor necessary for the president’s impeachment — when the…

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