Jonathan Pollard Should Remain in Prison, and the Obama Administration Should Stop Insulting Our Intelligence

Let's be abundantly clear about something. Jonathan Pollard is a traitor to the United States of America, and should spend the rest of his life paying for his crimes. He inflicted catastrophic damage on American national security, he betrayed the trust of those who thought well of him and gave him access to sensitive intelligence, …

More Reasons to Dislike the Nuclear Deal with Iran

My desperate attempt to convince myself that the nuclear deal with Iran is a good one is--I am sorry to report--in the process of failing miserably. I wish that I could report otherwise, but alas, those accursed facts keep getting in the way, and keep me from liking this deal. Oh, don't think that I …

No, Same-Sex Marriage Does Not–and Should Not–Lead to Polygamy

Of all of the arguments against same-sex marriage that I have encountered, the most ridiculous has got to be the argument that if we accept same-sex marriage, we have to accept polygamy as well. The argument is absurd for a number of reasons. Let's focus on two of those reasons. The first reason the argument …

Bad News for Scott Walker Haters

There are a lot of people in Wisconsin and elsewhere who are made crazy by Scott Walker, as the photo accompanying this blog post makes clear. After all, Walker has won three elections in four years, including triumphing in a failed recall election that was launched by people who believe that elections should only have …

Yes, I Most Certainly Have Concerns about the Nuclear Deal with Iran

I would like to think that the nuclear deal with Iran is a good one. I would like to think that it will succeed and prevent Iran from ever becoming a nuclear power. I would like to think that it will increase regional stability and security, and that in doing so, it will increase global …

I’m Sure that in Yale Law School Classes, They Discussed what a Subpoena Is . . .

But maybe the putative next president of the United States was absent that day: House Republicans on Wednesday released the subpoena they issued in early March for emails from Hillary Clinton's private server, a day after Clinton said she had not been subpoenaed for the documents. Clinton said on CNN Tuesday that "I've never had a subpoena." …

Your Shot and Chaser of the Day (Mitt Romney Continues to Be Vindicated)

Shot: Governor Romney, I’m glad that you recognize that al-Qaeda is a threat, because a few months ago when you were asked what’s the biggest geopolitical threat facing America, you said Russia, not al-Qaeda . . . The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because the Cold War’s been over for …

What Is the Difference Between Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush?

Well, there are many differences, of course, and few--if any--make Hillary Clinton look good. But one difference worth noting is that Jeb Bush is remarkably accessible and substantive, and Hillary Clinton is remarkably not: Howard Kurtz reported on Sunday night that the Hillary Clinton campaign has decided to open itself to more press interviews. Kurtz …