This Is What Integrity Looks Like

Wouldn't it have been nice if someone like Johnnie Walters were in charge of the Internal Revenue Service these past several years? Johnnie M. Walters, a commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service under President Richard M. Nixon who left office after refusing to prosecute people on Nixon’s notorious “enemies list,” died on Tuesday at his home in Greenville, S.C. He …

Future White House State Dinners Will Feature Dishes Best Served Cold

Link: Shortly before Hillary Clinton’s effort to pass health care reform died in the summer of 1994, the first lady asked a close friend and confidant for advice on “how best to preserve her general memories of the administration and of health care in particular.” When asked why, according to the friend’s June 20, 1994, …

Quote of the Day

If the time-for-some-traffic-problems Chris Christie bridge fiasco weren’t reminder enough that American politics can be magnificently entertaining — no, no, I mean deplorably shocking — for its periodic spasms of vengeance and retribution, consider a scene that occurs near the beginning of “HRC.” Deeply reported and ably written by journalists Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes, …

Hillary Clinton’s Enemies List

She has one, it would appear. The story is appalling; no one needs to tell me that politics ain't beanbag, and no one needs to tell me that politicians reward friends and punish opponents all the time. But is it really necessary to consider politicians "enemies"? And are there actually politicians out there who are …