by | May 28, 2018

Last week, former president Barack Obama said, “I didn’t have scandals, which seems like it shouldn’t be something you brag about.” He added, “”if you look at the history of the modern presidency, coming out of the modern presidency without…

by | Dec 1, 2017

The “reckoning” has provided a rich harvest of phony acts of contrition, introducing a few novelties into the art of the non-apology apology. Public figures used to like the amorphous formula “mistakes were made,” as if assaulting a woman was…

by | Nov 17, 2017

Since last week, the political news has been dominated not by the Bob Menendez corruption trial, not by the fight to pass tax reform in the House, which happened Thursday, not by the rather stupendous accomplishments of the president and…

by | Nov 15, 2017

Judge Roy Moore has always come across as an anachronism, a frontier character letting chips fall as they may and consequences be damned. It is hard to think of him without harking back to Judge Roy Bean, the quirky Justice…

by | Nov 5, 2017

Washington What does Donald Trump have that former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, TV newsman Mark Halperin, and actor Kevin Spacey don’t? A job. All four men have been the subject of multiple accusations that they sexually harassed their subordinates. Many…

by | Jun 30, 2017

Donald Trump, alone among the three presidential candidates enjoying a chance last summer to secure the nomination of a major party, did not find himself under FBI investigation in the year that followed. One gleans the opposite impression from news…

by | Jan 12, 2017

As the BuzzFeed debacle illustrates, the media devotes itself not to real threats to American security but phantom ones. While the media was obsessing over the Kremlin’s non-existent “compromising information” on Trump, it ignored new confirmation from the FBI that…

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