Charlie, I notice that my old alma mater, Time -- where I spent 16 years as its classical music critic and a foreign correspondent during the end game against communism from 1985-1991 -- can't even get its correction right. "After she taken from the scene"? Really? Is zombie Time now so broke that it can't afford auxiliary verbs?
Conservative columnist George Will is making the argument to vote against Republicans in the upcoming midterm elections. In a piece published Friday in the Washington Post, Will says that President Trump's "zero tolerance" policy at the border was "the most telegenic example of misrule" and it provided “fresh if redundant evidence for the principle by which” independents and moderate Republicans should vote.
That principle he says is that the number of Republicans in office must be “substantially reduced.”
"The principle: The congressional Republican caucuses must be substantially reduced. So substantially that their remnants, reduced to minorities, will be stripped of the Constitution’s Article I powers that they have been too invertebrate to use against the current wielder of Article II powers," Will wrote. "They will then have leisure time to wonder why they worked so hard to achieve membership in a legislature whose unexercised muscles have atrophied because of people like them."
There's really not much I can add, other than to observe that the derangement of many of those on the Right who have chosen preenciples over results is one of the unexpected byproducts of the Trump presidency. The Donald has done us all a great favor by exposing the scribes and pols who talked a good conservative game just as long as there was no chance it would ever come to fruition. Now that it has, but not in the way they would prefer, they've abandoned just about everything they once stood for -- except for their own preening self-righteousness.
A brief, six-part thread on why the new Jurassic Park sucked.
I rarely engage progressive Americans on any topic anymore, but the two I avoid completely are immigration and gun control. This tweet hits to the heart of why. They are being dishonest about their end game. They want open borders and gun confiscation. True, some progressives are becoming bolder and admitting one or the other, but most are still playing coy, pretending that they aren't really in favor of shredding the rule of law and the Constitution. So, as I am fond of saying on Twitter: yeah...no.
But other than that, solid reporting from Time Magazine.