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  • Opinion: Trump's obstruction of justice is far more extensive than Nixon's

    02/12/2018 12:24:45 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 94 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 12, 2018 | by Harry Litman, The Washington Post
    Now that a consensus is beginning to emerge that special counsel Robert Mueller has the evidence to make a compelling case of obstruction of justice against President Trump, the president's defenders have trotted out a new defense: that obstruction on its own is a mere "procedural crime" that doesn't really count unless coupled with proof of guilt on an underlying crime. In other words, defenders view the Mueller probe as akin to the Watergate investigation without the break-in. But this view is wholly untenable. The legal version of the argument is, as explained by Rich Lowry in National Review, "if...
  • Jonah Goldberg: Why the ‘Cult of Trump’ Has Taken Hold

    02/07/2018 2:56:38 PM PST · by EveningStar · 89 replies
    National Review ^ | February 7, 2018 | Jonah Goldberg
    ... Liberals roll their eyes at the claim that President Obama violated democratic norms or abused his power. But putting aside the specific arguments, conservatives saw plenty of abuses and violations, from the IRS scandals and Benghazi to the Iran deal. Obama said many times he couldn’t unilaterally implement the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program because he wasn’t a “king.” Then he did it anyway. And the process repeats itself, getting worse and more egregious each time. When I criticize Trump, the first response from countless Republicans is, “Oh yeah, why was it okay for Obama!?” If I point...
  • The FISA-Gate Boomerangs

    02/06/2018 9:18:07 AM PST · by RevelationDavid · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | February 6, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Many questions remain, but Democrats, including Obama, are probably not going to look good when we get the answers.
  • [Great editorial] Clinton–Obama Emails: The Key to Understanding Why Hillary Wasn’t Indicted

    01/23/2018 2:02:42 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 95 replies
    National Review ^ | January 23, 2018 | by ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
    New FBI texts highlight a motive to conceal the president’s involvement. From the first, these columns have argued that the whitewash of the Hillary Clinton emails caper was President Barack Obama’s call - not the FBI’s, and not the Justice Department’s. The decision was inevitable. Obama, using a pseudonymous email account, had repeatedly communicated with Secretary Clinton over her private, non-secure email account. If Clinton had been charged, Obama’s culpable involvement would have been patent. In any prosecution of Clinton, the Clinton–Obama emails would have been in the spotlight. For the prosecution, they would be more proof of willful (or,...
  • About That Golden Globes Fiasco

    01/09/2018 2:27:07 PM PST · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | January 8, 2018 | Kyle Smith
    They should hand out awards for hypocrisy, preening, and lack of self-awareness. On Golden Globes night, Hollywood preened in front of its black mirror as usual, but the degree to which it was blind to what was obvious to all observers was stranger than ever. It was like that time the pear-shaped Homer Simpson looked at his reflection and saw a torso rippling with musculature. What was the most crystalline moment of self-unawareness?
  • Whirlpool Has Trapped Washington in a Spin Cycle

    12/16/2017 10:10:53 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | Dec 16, 2017 | George Will
    <p>A household appliance will be the next stepping stone on America’s path to restored greatness. The government is poised to punish many Americans, in the name of protecting a few of them, because, in the government’s opinion, too many of them are choosing to buy foreign-made washing machines for no better reason than that the buyers think they are better. If you are wondering why the government is squandering its dwindling prestige by having opinions about such things, you have not been paying attention to Whirlpool’s demonstration that it is more adept at manipulating Washington than it is at making washing machines.</p>
  • Constant Hysterics Damage Our Democracy

    12/15/2017 10:31:50 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | Dec 15, 2017 | David French
    Late last night, while reading a stream of apocalyptic rhetoric about the repeal of net neutrality and the “end of the internet as we know it,” I reached the shattering conclusion that one of my favorite lines from one of my favorite movies was wrong. The movie is the 2004 Brad Bird masterpiece, The Incredibles. The line comes from the villain, Syndrome, who outlines his plan to make “everyone super,” because when “everyone is super [he chuckles maliciously] no one will be.” It’s a great line, and it seems to convey an important truth. When you make everyone or everything...
  • Andrew Sullivan Sounds Off — On Everything

    12/13/2017 9:33:30 PM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 6 replies
    national review ^ | 12.13.17 | Jamie Weinstein
    My podcast interview with Andrew Sullivan is now up, and it’s a doozy. We get into just about everything, from why he thinks Donald Trump should be removed from office, to his criticism of the #MeToo movement, to a rather heated conversation about his view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. No matter your ideology, I suspect there are points you will be nodding in agreement with Sullivan and points where you will be screaming at the podcast in rage at him. Sullivan says, for example, that though he wants President Trump removed from office, he is fine with Mike Pence taking...
  • Nikki Haley Gives Them Hell at the UN

    04/07/2017 1:17:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 7, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I also have Nikki Haley, a couple of bites of Nikki Haley just ripping it at the United Nations earlier. Here’s take one… HALEY: It could be that Russia is knowingly allowing chemical weapons to remain in Syria. It could be that Russia has been incompetent in its efforts to remove the chemical weapons. Or it could be that the Assad Regime is playing the Russians for fools, telling them there are no chemical weapons, all the while stockpiling them on their bases. The world is waiting for the Russian government to act responsibly in Syria. The world is...
  • FOXNEWS - Wife of demoted DOJ offical Bruce Ohr worked for FusionGPS

    12/11/2017 2:21:41 PM PST · by IVAXMAN · 341 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 12/11/2017 | James Rosen
    : A senior Justice Department official demoted last week for concealing his meetings with the men behind the anti-Trump “dossier” had even closer ties to Fusion GPS, the firm responsible for the incendiary document, than has been disclosed, Fox News has confirmed: The official’s wife worked for Fusion GPS during the 2016 election.
  • Forget Collusion. Can Mueller Prove Russia Committed Cyberespionage? If not, what’s the point?

    12/11/2017 10:29:57 AM PST · by billorites · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | December 11, 2017 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The rationale for Robert Mueller’s appointment as special counsel is that Russia conducted a cyberespionage attack — hacking — to interfere in the 2016 presidential campaign, and that the Trump campaign may somehow have “colluded” in this offense. Mueller has been at this for six months, and the FBI for a year before that. So isn’t it about time we asked: Could Mueller prove that Russia did it? Forget Trump. What about Russia? We have paid too much attention to the so-called collusion component of the probe — speculation about Trump-campaign coordination in Russia’s perfidy. There appears to be no proof...
  • On Strzok, Let’s Wait for the Evidence

    12/07/2017 8:14:03 AM PST · by billorites · 44 replies
    National Review ^ | December 7, 2017 | Andrew McCarthy
    The fact that an FBI agent involved in the Clinton emails investigation was reportedly a partisan Democrat is not in itself damning. I’m taking a “wait and see” attitude on FBI agent Peter Strzok, who is now enmeshed in a political storm involving both the Clinton and the Trump investigations. You know why? Well . . . it’s because I can’t stand the Clintons. What difference does that make? Well, because I didn’t like them any better in 2001. That was when I used to run the satellite U.S. attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York — the office based in White...
  • James O’Keefe Shoots at the Washington Post and Misses

    11/28/2017 6:07:58 PM PST · by Blue House Sue · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/28/17 | DAN MCLAUGHLIN
    In today’s big media news, gonzo video journalist James O’Keefe had yet another of his undercover sting operations blow up in his face. The Washington Post caught O’Keefe and his Veritas Project trying to scam the paper into running a false sexual abuse allegation against Roy Moore:
  • Is Trump Restoring Separation of Powers?

    11/26/2017 12:00:54 PM PST · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | November 20, 2017 | Josh Blackman
    Our Constitution carefully separates the legislative, executive, and judicial powers into three separate branches of government: Congress enacts laws, which the president enforces and the courts review. However, when all of these powers are accumulated “in the same hands,” James Madison warned in Federalist No. 47, the government “may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.” The rise of the administrative state over the last century has pushed us closer and closer to the brink. Today, Congress enacts vague laws, the executive branch aggrandizes unbounded discretion, and the courts defer to those dictates. For decades, presidents of both parties...
  • Steve Bannon finally found his man: Disgraced Alabama Senate wannabe Roy Moore

    11/16/2017 11:04:49 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 59 replies
    NY Post ^ | Nov 16, 2017 | Rich Lowry
    Roy Moore is the Steve Bannon project in a nutshell. For the former Trump operative, the Alabama Senate candidate’s tattered credibility is a feature, not a bug. If Moore had well-considered political and legal views, good judgment and a sterling reputation, he’d almost by definition be part of the establishment that Bannon so loathes. Since Moore has none of those things, he’s nearly an ideal representative of the Bannon insurgency. Events in Alabama make it clear that Bannon’s dime-store Leninism — burn everything down, including perhaps the Republican Senate majority — comes at a considerable cost. In this project, the...
  • Roy Moore’s pathetic defense against sexual assault charges

    11/13/2017 10:30:30 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 121 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 13, 2017 | Rich Lowry
    Roy Moore’s reputation depends on denying the allegation that he dated teenage girls as a grown man, and yet he can’t quite bring himself to do it. The Alabama Republican’s campaign for the Senate has been rocked by allegations of sexual improprieties with underage girls. While he’s denied the worst of the allegations, he turned in a rocky performance in an interview with radio talk-show host Sean Hannity that lent credence to the charges against him rather than dispelled them. The alleged conduct dates back 40 years and, absent some difficult-to-imagine documentary proof, it will always be Moore’s word against...
  • If You Refuse to Condemn Predators because of Politics, You’re Disgusting

    11/10/2017 11:47:51 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 219 replies
    National Review ^ | November 10, 2017 | by KATHERINE TIMPF
    The allegations against Roy Moore are disgusting — and if you find yourself reluctant to say so because of your politics, then you’re pretty gross, too. The Leigh Corfman story, reported by the Washington Post, is about so much more than just some older guy having a relationship with some younger girl. That, of course, would be bad enough — many girls haven’t even had their f***ing periods at age 14 — but this is also about a man who abuses his power to prey on the powerless. It’s about a respected district attorney finding a girl in a vulnerable...
  • Saving Roy Moore Isn’t Worth It

    11/09/2017 4:11:34 PM PST · by WatchungEagle · 213 replies
    National Review ^ | November 9, 2017 | David French
    "Roy Moore is a dangerous man who never should have received the GOP nomination. Republican primary voters selected as their champion a person who seeks to suppress the civil rights of his fellow citizens and defies the law whenever it suits his ideological and political purposes. Even before today’s allegations, he was unfit to be a United States senator. Now the question is whether he’s dangerous, unfit, and vile. The Alabama GOP options for replacing him on the ballot are limited, at best. It’s time to consider a write-in challenge, and if he wins the election, the Senate should consider...
  • National Review editors fall back on lazy assumptions to criticize Trump on NFL

    09/26/2017 7:57:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/26/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    The editors of the National Review are back on their high horse again, recalling the days of their “Against Trump” issue devoted to foiling his quest for the GOP nomination.  This editorial in National Review, calling for a “time out” on the NFL for Trump (like some naughty preschooler) and calling for better “judgment” (in other words, their judgment) from the president: The president has conducted himself here in an unseemly fashion, to say the least, and has exhibited his remarkable knack for making everything he touches about him, which the NFL protests weren’t until he stuck his nose...
  • Nikki Haley is the finest US ambassador to the UN in over 50 years

    08/07/2017 2:12:03 PM PDT · by BurgessKoch · 66 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 7, 2017 | Tom Rogan
    When, in November 2016, Nikki Haley was nominated U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Professor Charles Tiefer of the University of Baltimore reacted with outrage. "No one in the United Nations," Tiefer said, "will think that Haley is someone to talk to who will be either knowledgeable or close to the president." Tiefer must feel a bit stupid right now.