by | Jan 25, 2020

As a very smart young rabbi, a graduate of Columbia University and Yeshiva University, I was quite confident of two things: (i) the inherent goodness of all people, and (ii) my own intelligence. As I subsequently learned in due time,…

by | Jan 9, 2020

What we’re going to do here is take a little bit of a leap in our analysis, but the look of the tea leaves coming out of Tuesday night’s events, your author believes, justifies it. Let’s start not with Iran‘s…

by | Dec 17, 2019

Sometime this week — the current schedule suggests it might happen Wednesday — a Democrat-majority House of Representatives will vote more or less purely along party lines to impeach President Donald Trump. That impeachment, in the words of liberal Georgetown…

by | Dec 9, 2019

In December 1998, Republicans moved to impeach Bill Clinton. In December 2019, Democrats are moving to impeach Donald Trump. The differences are striking. In December 1998, President Bill Clinton was guilty, both from a legal and moral standpoint. Legally, he…

by | Dec 9, 2019

Assassination — murder for political purposes — has a long and bloody history. The Macedonian general Parmenion was assassinated in about 330 B.C. after his son was convicted of treason. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the throne of the…

by | Nov 24, 2019

Washington Impeachment is a loser. That’s the big takeaway I got covering the impeachment of President Bill Clinton. Yes, impeachment gave the Right the delicious thrill of tagging an ugly asterisk to Clinton’s biography. And the proceedings showed what hypocrites…

by | Nov 12, 2019

In his fine book Impeachment: A Citizen’s Guide (2017), Harvard Law School Professor Cass R. Sunstein, a prominent Democrat who served in the Obama White House, stresses a key point about impeachment: grounds for impeachment should be neutral in the sense…

by | Nov 10, 2019

Washington It’s so precious watching big-name journalists speak of the sanctity of the anonymity of the Ukrainian phone call whistleblower. They say they’re concerned that publishing the whistleblower’s name will discourage other whistleblowers from coming forward. Funny, they didn’t seem…

by | Oct 29, 2019

Legats. That’s FBI shorthand for its agents who serve as legal attachés in U.S. embassies abroad. The first time I ever heard that term, I was an Organized Crime Strike Force lawyer in the middle of prosecuting a vicious Mafia…

by | Sep 30, 2019

In the week since I last wrote about the accusations made against President Trump as a result of his July 25 telephone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, a lot has happened. Both the rough transcript of the call and…

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