by | Jan 8, 2020

Great Society: A New History by Amity Shlaes (Harper, 511 pages, $32.50) Amity Shlaes’ new book, Great Society, reminds us of the vast folly of our government’s misplaced faith in the collective. At a time when Great Society ideas —…

by | Dec 11, 2019

Many argue over the existence of a “deep state” composed of appointed and career federal employees who violate their oaths of office and skirt the law in order to achieve certain outcomes. No matter what they are called, there are…

by | Dec 8, 2019

Many Americans remain nonplussed over revelations in the House Intelligence Committee’s Impeachment Inquiry Report that its chairman, Adam Schiff, not only secretly subpoenaed telephone records from President Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, but also obtained responses that detailed dates and lengths…

by | Nov 24, 2019

An earlier essay on today’s dueling accusations of government-sponsored opposition research described past examples of the practice, including how members of the Watergate Special Prosecution Force (WSPF) had assembled investigatory files on all potential GOP presidential candidates going into the 1976…

by | Nov 7, 2019

Liberals bellyache over what they call “whataboutism.” It’s a handy tactic they’ve embraced to counter conservatives who remind them of unseemly things their icons have done in the past, for which liberals conveniently look the other way. They want to…

by | Apr 14, 2019

Father Wilson D. (“Bill”) Miscamble has authored a 400-page biography, American Priest: The Ambitious Life And Conflicted Legacy of Notre Dame’s Father Ted Hesburgh. Catholic Hesburgh, born in 1917 a few days apart from Catholic John F. Kennedy, had the…

by | Feb 25, 2019

Roger Stone is in the news again, for posting a picture of the Federal judge poised to hear his case, alongside a bullseye icon. This is the worst idea for defending against a criminal charge since the Unabomber published his…

by | Jun 8, 2018

I know it is not a pleasant topic but let’s take just a moment and think about poverty in this country. Which state do you think has the highest poverty rate? Must be Mississippi or Alabama or one of those…

by | Nov 8, 2016

In a recent column with the title, “The Banality of Change,” David Brooks makes the argument for Hillary Clinton as the candidate who can get things done without a lot of what kids call “the drama.” She is seasoned and,…

o
Sign Up to receive Our Latest Updates! Register