The United States Senate Is about to Get a Whole Lot More Respectable

Why? Because Harry Reid--the worst Senate majority leader in history--is retiring. I imagine that there are people who will miss him, but they shouldn't; Reid's corruption (I've only cited a couple of cases here) and the incredibly nasty way he behaved towards political opponents--including the adoption of McCarthyite tactics--brought shame and disrepute upon the United States …

Quote of the Day

In Des Moines this past weekend, Sarah Palin gave a speech, and at long last the vultures began to circle. “A tragedy,” declared Joe Scarborough, on Morning Joe; “bizarro,” ajudged the London Times’ Toby Harnden; “an interminable ramble,” said Iowa professor Sam Clovis. These, alas were among the kinder adjectives. In the Washington Examiner, Byron York treated those …

Matthew Yglesias: Not the Sharpest Tool in the Vox

Longtime readers are well aware that I do not take Matthew Yglesias seriously as a compelling thinker. Yglesias is one of the sources of inspiration--if not the source--for Yousefzadeh's Law, which states that "[t]here is no meritocracy in the field of punditry." (If one prefers, one may use the Peter Principle to explain Yglesias's rise in the …