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 …

On the Confederate Flag

In the wake of the absolutely horrific shooting in South Carolina that left nine people dead, attention has swiftly turned to the display of the Confederate flag in the state, given that the murderer, Dylann Roof, was pictured wrapped in the flag, and given the (to put matters mildly) problematic history behind the flag. As …

Extremism in the Defense of Liberty Is No Vice. But Extremism Can Be a Vice Sometimes.

Apparently, those of us who think well of Jeb Bush--and might even formally endorse his soon-to-be candidacy for the presidency of the United States--are supposed to be deeply upset by the fact that he sometimes has nice things to say (gasp!) about the Obama administration. I recognize that candidates and campaigns get nitpicked all the …

Jeb Bush Doesn’t Have an Aura of Inevitability. And that’s Fine.

Nicholas Confessore--who in the past, has written for non-right wing rags like Salon, Washington Monthly, and The American Prospect, and who therefore may not be the most unbiased soul in the world when it comes to writing about Republicans--co-authored this piece along with Maggie Haberman in which we are breathlessly informed that not all Republicans are …

We Are Not Event Close to Done with the Hillary Clinton Saga

The latest news bulletins: The National Archives now want the State Department to explain how Hillary Clinton's e-mails ended up on a private server, instead of being collected by the United States government. It sounds as though the people from the National Archives are concerned that there might have been shenanigans afoot. Imagine that. Even Democrats …