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…

by | Sep 19, 2019

Call it Corey Lewandowski’s “called shot.” In baseball legend, the New York Yankees’ Babe Ruth, in Game Three of the 1932 World Series against the Chicago Cubs, stepped to the plate, pointed to the center-field bleachers — and proceeded to…

by | Sep 9, 2019

The impeachment of a president, parliamentary esoterica notwithstanding, involves three straightforward steps. First, the House authorizes the Judiciary Committee to open a formal impeachment inquiry. Next, that committee conducts an investigation to determine if the president has committed any offense…

by | Aug 21, 2019

Take heart, anti-Semites. Or be depressed. Because the myth on which so much anti-Semitism is built finally now is exposed as one more fantasy, one more falsehood, one more libel. This is the myth that Jews have influence in the…

by | Jun 27, 2019

Everyone has met Robert Mueller. He’s the guest who won’t leave the party. You first notice him as an awkward presence gradually eroding the pleasant ambience by hovering silently at the edge of the festivities. Then, after he has had…

by | Jun 12, 2019

In the running-around-with-their-hair-on-fire department, the Congressional Democrats just topped themselves with yesterday’s bizarre testimony of convicted felon John Dean before the House Judiciary Committee. Students of history may recall that Dean served in the Nixon White House as Counsel to…

by | Jun 10, 2019

On a sunny afternoon in 2010 a man stepped through the window of his San Francisco apartment onto a ledge, looked at the street below, and saw a cheering crowd taking cell phone videos while yelling: “Jump! Jump! Jump!” His…

by | May 28, 2019

In case you haven’t been listening, we’re supposed to be in the middle of a constitutional crisis. That’s what Nancy Pelosi and Jerry Nadler are telling us, and it’s all because Donald Trump and Bill Barr are refusing to submit…

by | May 24, 2019

President Donald Trump is absolutely correct. He said it in his previous State of the Union address, and he reiterated it on Wednesday. It is absolutely impossible for a serious doer, someone who gets things done excellently and on time,…

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