The Latest in the Clinton E-mail Controversy

Behold: Hillary Clinton has a long history of frustrating efforts to promote government transparency. Read the whole thing, but here is a highlight: Remember the commodity trading, in which she somehow made $100,000 "from an initial investment of $1,000 in a matter of months for a return of almost 10,000 percent"? Clinton "threatened a campaign lawyer who …

Once Again, House Republicans Show that They Are Not MENSA Material

Charles Krauthammer is absolute right, comme d'habitude: Charles Krauthammer is slamming the GOP for what he called a “ridiculous” contradiction after tabling legislation to tackle the border crisis within 24 hours after moving forward with a lawsuit against the president. “It is ridiculous to sue the president on a Wednesday because he oversteps the law, …

Paul Krugman Remains as Arrogant and Epistemically Closed as Ever

Don't believe me? Read this, in which he reviews Thomas Piketty's new book and says the following: So what’s a conservative, fearing that this diagnosis might be used to justify higher taxes on the wealthy, to do? He could try to refute Mr. Piketty in a substantive way, but, so far, I’ve seen no sign …

Have I Mentioned Recently that Paul Krugman Suffers from Epistemic Closure?

Be sure to read this profile of the great and good Charles Krauthammer, which is very interesting no matter what side of the political divide one finds oneself on, and which makes me feel good that my view on the recent government shutdown was supported by the likes of Krauthammer (I would rather have one Krauthammer …

Obamacare Is Bringing Down the Obama Administration

With each passing day, the president's signature legislative achievement is becoming more and more of a liability for him and for his administration, politically. (We leave aside for the moment the policy liability that it is and always has been for the country.) Josh Kraushaar invites us to contemplate the previously unthinkable scenario of Democrats (yes, …

New Obamacare Lows

Let's make sure that everyone understands this: The president's announcement yesterday that state insurance commissioners would be allowed to let people continue to keep their insurance plans for an extra year is designed to ensure that if one loses one's insurance plan, one will blame the state insurance commissioners and the insurance companies--who are trying …

Thank Goodness that Charles Krauthammer Can Strategize, Because Many Republicans Can’t.

There is talk amongst Republicans about forcing a government shutdown in order to defund Obamacare. Krauthammer shows why the idea should be a complete non-starter: This is nuts. The president will never sign a bill defunding the singular achievement of his presidency. Especially when he has control of the Senate. Especially when, though a narrow 51 …