by | Jan 27, 2020

The Democrats are clearly frustrated by their failure to convince congressional Republicans that President Trump has committed any act approaching an impeachable offense. This was made plain when House managers Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) resorted to the…

by | Jan 20, 2020

The upcoming Senate trial will, courtesy of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, show the deep respect for precedents so woefully ignored by the House. As recounted by Matthew Continetti in National Review Online: Clinton’s trial was divided into pieces. The Senate…

by | Jan 14, 2020

Long ago and, oh, so far away, an extremely famous Republican president was sitting drinking a bottle of his favorite, Johnny Walker Black. His companion was a high official but certainly no drinker. The question under discussion was, “Why are…

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 19, 2019

Despite overwhelming historical evidence demonstrating the folly of government-imposed price controls, modern politicians just can’t seem to quit inflicting them on us. One obvious example involves health care, where price controls on prescription medications always seem to be just around…

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 15, 2019

Richard Nixon resigned 45 years ago, on August 9, 1974, in the face of certain impeachment by the House of Representatives and probable conviction following a Senate trial. It also seems that he did so to spare the nation further…

by | Nov 24, 2019

Saturday Okay, lots to say. Last night Tommy, my handsome son, our handsome son, appeared at our home after a grueling trip from Greenville, South Carolina, with his friend, Bri. I was in bed with my beautiful wifey watching my…

by | Nov 18, 2019

Something is going very wrong for the Democrats in their impeachment drama. It was supposed to play out like the Nixon Watergate hearings. Each day would build drama and increase suspense, with new revelations culminating in such a nationwide impact…

by | Nov 9, 2019

Comedian Henny Youngman (1906–98) was known as the King of the One-Liners, since his jokes were short, sweet, and very much to the point. Among his most famous was his response to “How’s your wife?,” which was, “Compared to what?”…

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