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July 21, 2018
LAW/POLITICS: Democratic Desperation on Kavanaugh is Showing

NRO: Democratic Desperation on Kavanaugh is Showing

Posted by Baseball Crank at 12:35 PM | Law 2009-Present • | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
July 12, 2018
LAW/POLITICS/HISTORY: Revenge for Merrick Garland?

LA Times: Revenge for Merrick Garland? Democrats don't have history on their side

Posted by Baseball Crank at 7:00 AM | History • | In Print • | Law 2009-Present • | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
July 10, 2018
LAW/POLITICS: Kavanaugh Reaction

I'm quoted in this CBS News commentary by Michael Graham:

"Brett Kavanaugh is basically John Roberts 2.0, a product of the Bush Administration and the conservative legal elite," says Dan McLaughlin of the conservative "National Review."

"He's not the most populist choice, or the most politically provocative. But he's a serious movement conservative, brilliant, universally well-liked, experienced, and independent-minded, and a devoted critic of the administrative state."

"If you're a Federalist Society conservative who wants to win the long-term arguments about how law is made, Brett Kavanaugh is a great choice," McLaughlin said.

and this Caleb Howe piece from before the choice (I guessed wrong, predicting Judge Raymond Kethledge) - my preferred picks:

"Amy Coney Barrett and Am[u]l Thapar. Trump dipped into the traditional elite Beltway movement conservative high priesthood for Gorsuch, to great effect, and its candidates (Kavanaugh and Kethledge) are highly qualified and solidly conservative. But this time, he needs more than just another smart white man in a dark suit. Barrett and Thapar are DC outsider picks but both brilliant and highly conservative, Thapar as a veteran trial judge, Barrett as a distinguished academic. Barrett would provoke the most outlandish response, and be the best choice for energizing Republicans heading into the midterms."
Posted by Baseball Crank at 6:00 AM | Law 2009-Present • | Politics 2018
May 18, 2018
POLITICS: Why The Royals Matter, and Why The U.S. Needs Its Own

NBC Think: Why The Royals Matter, and Why The U.S. Needs Its Own

Posted by Baseball Crank at 8:01 PM | Podcasts and Media • | Politics 2018
May 11, 2018
BASEBALL: The Misery of the Mets fan

NY POST: The misery of the Mets fan (in this morning's paper)

Posted by Baseball Crank at 4:00 AM | Baseball 2012-Present • | In Print • | Writings Elsewhere
March 1, 2018
PODCAST: NRO Editors 3/1/18

NRO Podcast: Parkland Shooting, Jared Kushner Loses His Clearance, etc.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 4:42 PM | Podcasts and Media • | Politics 2018
February 19, 2018
POLITICS: Let the Kids Talk - but That's Not the End of Any Debate

NRO: Let the Kids Talk - but That's Not the End of Any Debate

Posted by Baseball Crank at 5:15 PM | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
January 17, 2018
PODCAST/POLITICS: The Editors: Of Holes and Houses

NRO Editors Podcast: Of Holes and Houses

Posted by Baseball Crank at 3:12 PM | Podcasts and Media • | Politics 2018
November 2, 2017
WAR: Yes, radical Islamic terrorism is different

LA Times: Yes, radical Islamic terrorism is different

Posted by Baseball Crank at 7:00 AM | In Print • | Politics 2017 • | War 2007-Present • | Writings Elsewhere
October 5, 2017
POP CULTURE: Tom Petty on Political Beats

NRO Political Beats: talking Tom Petty just after his death.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 12:00 PM | Podcasts and Media • | Pop Culture
October 3, 2017
POLITICS: Bobby Jindal for HHS

NRO: Bobby Jindal for HHS

Posted by Baseball Crank at 11:58 AM | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
September 30, 2017
POLITICS: Trump Charges Into The Democrats' Trap on Puerto Rico

NRO: Trump Charges Into The Democrats' Trap on Puerto Rico

Posted by Baseball Crank at 12:24 PM | Hurricane Katrina • | Politics 2017
September 1, 2017
POLITICS: Do Liberal Writers Really Believe In An Obligation To Oppose Everything Trump Does?

NRO: Do Liberal Writers Really Believe In An Obligation To Oppose Everything Trump Does?

Posted by Baseball Crank at 1:11 PM | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
August 31, 2017
POLITICS: Editors Podcast on Hurricane Harvey

NRO: The Editors Podcast, on Hurricane Harvey and other topics.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 12:00 PM | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
August 10, 2017
POLITICS: WaPo and The Hill Publish 'Troll Poll' about Postponing the 2020 Election

NRO: WaPo and The Hill Publish 'Troll Poll' about Postponing the 2020 Election

Posted by Baseball Crank at 10:56 AM | Politics 2017 • | Poll Analysis • | Writings Elsewhere
July 31, 2017
POLITICS: The Pocketbook Party

NR: The Pocketbook Party: Republicans should focus on the cost of living

Posted by Baseball Crank at 4:00 AM | In Print • | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
July 30, 2017
POP CULTURE/HISTORY: Dunkirk Is A Horror Movie

NRO: Dunkirk Is A Horror Movie

Posted by Baseball Crank at 11:28 PM | History • | Pop Culture • | Writings Elsewhere
July 28, 2017
POLITICS: How Republicans Went Wrong on Health Care

NRO: How Republicans Went Wrong on Health Care

Posted by Baseball Crank at 4:28 PM | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
July 26, 2017
WAR/POLITICS: Military Fitness Is A Military Decision

NRO: Military Fitness Is A Military Decision

Posted by Baseball Crank at 2:14 PM | Politics 2017 • | War 2007-Present • | Writings Elsewhere
July 20, 2017
WAR: Anti-Radical Muslims Need to Organize and Draw Lines

NRO: Anti-Radical Muslims Need to Organize and Draw Lines

Also up at Fox Nation.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 4:00 AM | History • | Religion • | War 2007-Present • | Writings Elsewhere
July 12, 2017
POLITICS: It's Not Treason, But It's Not Defensible, Either

NRO: It's Not Treason, But It's Not Defensible, Either

Posted by Baseball Crank at 4:15 PM | Politics 2017 • | War 2007-Present • | Writings Elsewhere
June 26, 2017
LAW/RELIGION/POLITICS: Religious Liberty, Trump Win Important Victories at the Supreme Court

NRO: Religious Liberty, Trump Win Important Victories at the Supreme Court

Posted by Baseball Crank at 4:59 PM | Law 2009-Present • | Politics 2017 • | Religion • | Writings Elsewhere
June 20, 2017
POLITICS: In a Bad District for Trump, Karen Handel Persisted

NRO: In a Bad District for Trump, Karen Handel Persisted

Posted by Baseball Crank at 10:03 PM | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
POLITICS/HISTORY: We Should Have Heeded This Warning From Ronald Reagan

NRO: We Should Have Heeded This Warning From Ronald Reagan

Posted by Baseball Crank at 10:38 AM | History • | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
June 15, 2017
POLITICS: Who's to Blame for Political Violence?

LA Times: Who's to blame for political violence?

My take on the Steve Scalise shooting.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 1:30 PM | In Print • | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
June 14, 2017
LAW/POLITICS: Yes, The Attorney General Can Have Privileged Conversations With The President

NRO: Yes, The Attorney General Can Have Privileged Conversations With The President

Posted by Baseball Crank at 10:42 AM | History • | Law 2009-Present • | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
June 12, 2017
POLITICS/LAW: Trump & Comey Pod

Over at NRO, I'm on a podcast with David French (recorded Friday) talking Trump and Comey.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 1:16 PM | Law 2009-Present • | Politics 2017
June 8, 2017
POLITICS/LAW: Comey Wasn't Investigating Trump - But Look Who Said He Was

NRO: Comey Wasn't Investigating Trump - But Look Who Said He Was

Posted by Baseball Crank at 4:04 PM | Law 2009-Present • | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
June 7, 2017
POLITICS/LAW: Jim Comey Backs Up Trump's Story, But It's Not All Good News for Trump

NRO: Jim Comey Backs Up Trump's Story, But It's Not All Good News for Trump

Posted by Baseball Crank at 3:07 PM | Law 2009-Present • | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
June 4, 2017
HISTORY/POLITICS: A Myopic View Of Robert E. Lee

NRO: A Myopic View Of Robert E. Lee

Posted by Baseball Crank at 10:45 PM | History • | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
June 1, 2017
BASEBALL: Fighting Isn't Bryce Harper's Job

NRO: Fighting Isn't Bryce Harper's Job

Posted by Baseball Crank at 2:29 PM | Baseball 2012-Present • | Writings Elsewhere
May 31, 2017
POLITICS: Trump's Problem Isn't How He Talks but What He Says

NRO: Trump's Problem Isn't How He Talks but What He Says

Posted by Baseball Crank at 11:43 AM | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
May 30, 2017
POLITICS: "Never Trump," Winning, and the Duty to Argue in Good Faith

NRO: "Never Trump," Winning, and the Duty to Argue in Good Faith

Posted by Baseball Crank at 5:31 PM | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
May 22, 2017
LAW/POLITICS: Supreme Court Strikes Down Majority-Minority Districts for Being Majority-Minority

NRO: Supreme Court Strikes Down Majority-Minority Districts for Being Majority-Minority

Posted by Baseball Crank at 3:05 PM | Law 2009-Present • | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
POLITICS/LAW: Here's How Congress Can Fix the Way We Investigate Presidents

NRO: Here's How Congress Can Fix the Way We Investigate Presidents

Also published at CNBC.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 12:45 PM | History • | Law 2009-Present • | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
May 16, 2017
LAW/POLITICS: In Hate-Crime Prosecutions, Thoughts Shouldn't Matter

LA Times: In hate-crime prosecutions, thoughts shouldn't matter

Posted by Baseball Crank at 4:00 AM | In Print • | Law 2009-Present • | Politics 2017 • | War 2007-Present • | Writings Elsewhere
May 15, 2017
POLITICS: Anti-Anti-Anti-Anti-Trump

NRO: Anti-Anti-Anti-Anti-Trump

Posted by Baseball Crank at 12:05 PM | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
May 11, 2017
POLITICS/LAW: Acting FBI Director Shoots Down Media, Trump Narratives

NRO: Acting FBI Director Shoots Down Media, Trump Narratives

Posted by Baseball Crank at 7:44 PM | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
May 10, 2017
POLITICS/LAW/WAR: Republicans Should Want The Russia 2016 Story Out In The Open

NRO: Republicans Should Want The Russia 2016 Story Out In The Open

Posted by Baseball Crank at 4:10 PM | Law 2009-Present • | Politics 2017 • | War 2007-Present • | Writings Elsewhere
April 27, 2017
POLITICS/LAW: Will Slow Staffing Cause Trump and Sessions to Side with Obama against the Little Sisters of the Poor?

NRO: Will Slow Staffing Cause Trump and Sessions to Side with Obama against the Little Sisters of the Poor?

Posted by Baseball Crank at 12:54 PM | Law 2009-Present • | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
April 26, 2017
POLITICS/SPORTS: ESPN Layoffs Should Be a Wake-Up Call about Politicizing Sports

NRO: ESPN Layoffs Should Be a Wake-Up Call about Politicizing Sports

Posted by Baseball Crank at 12:47 PM | Other Sports • | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
April 24, 2017
POLITICS: Democrats to Pro-Lifers: You Are Unwanted and May Be Discarded

NRO: Democrats to Pro-Lifers: You Are Unwanted and May Be Discarded

Posted by Baseball Crank at 12:17 PM | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
April 21, 2017
POLITICS: Repeal and Piecemeal: A Better Obamacare Strategy

NRO: Repeal and Piecemeal: A Better Obamacare Strategy

Posted by Baseball Crank at 4:00 AM | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
April 11, 2017
POLITICS: Sean Spicer Steps in a Hitler Mess

NRO: Sean Spicer Steps in a Hitler Mess

Posted by Baseball Crank at 7:48 PM | History • | Politics 2017 • | War 2007-Present • | Writings Elsewhere
April 3, 2017
POLITICS/LAW: Gorsuch Opponents Fall Back on the Last Refuge of Scoundrels

NRO: Gorsuch Opponents Fall Back on the Last Refuge of Scoundrels

Posted by Baseball Crank at 1:07 PM | Law 2009-Present • | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
March 27, 2017
POLITICS/LAW: Chuck Schumer's Made-Up 60-Vote Standard

NRO: Chuck Schumer's Made-Up 60-Vote Standard

Posted by Baseball Crank at 1:51 PM | Law 2009-Present • | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
March 24, 2017
POLITICS/LAW: No, Trump Isn't Under Criminal Investigation by the FBI

NRO: No, Trump Isn't Under Criminal Investigation by the FBI

Posted by Baseball Crank at 12:40 PM | Law 2009-Present • | Politics 2017 • | War 2007-Present • | Writings Elsewhere
March 23, 2017
POLITICS: Hate Crimes Hoaxes Strike Again, Anti-Semitic Bomb Threats Edition

NRO: Hate Crimes Hoaxes Strike Again, Anti-Semitic Bomb Threats Edition

Posted by Baseball Crank at 1:22 PM | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
POLITICS/LAW: It Doesn't Matter That Garland Didn't Get a Hearing

NRO: It Doesn't Matter That Garland Didn't Get a Hearing

Posted by Baseball Crank at 12:01 PM | History • | Law 2009-Present • | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
March 20, 2017
POLITICS/LAW: The Garland Precedent Should Not Stop Gorsuch

NRO: The Garland Precedent Should Not Stop Gorsuch

Posted by Baseball Crank at 12:20 PM | History • | Law 2009-Present • | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
March 18, 2017
POP CULTURE: RIP Chuck Berry, The Founding Father of Rock

NRO: RIP Chuck Berry, The Founding Father of Rock

Posted by Baseball Crank at 8:42 PM | Pop Culture • | Writings Elsewhere
March 14, 2017
POLITICS: Let's Normalize Trump

LA Times: Let's Normalize Trump

Posted by Baseball Crank at 4:00 AM | In Print • | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
March 13, 2017
POLITICS: What The CBO Score Means

NRO: What The CBO Score Means

Posted by Baseball Crank at 4:37 PM | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
March 7, 2017
POLITICS: Republicans Use the Grandfather Option to Fix the Mess Made by Obamacare

NRO: Republicans Use the Grandfather Option to Fix the Mess Made by Obamacare

Posted by Baseball Crank at 12:23 PM | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
March 6, 2017
POLITICS/LAW/HISTORY: Trump and the Emoluments Clause

My latest NR magazine piece: Foreign Entanglements, on Trump and the Constitution's Foreign Emoluments Clause.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 12:00 PM | History • | In Print • | Law 2009-Present • | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
March 1, 2017
POLITICS/LAW: There's No Republican Crackdown on Peaceful Protests

NRO: There's No Republican Crackdown on Peaceful Protests

Posted by Baseball Crank at 8:47 PM | Law 2009-Present • | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
February 28, 2017
POLITICS: The State of Trump Is a Work in Progress

NRO: The State of Trump Is a Work in Progress

Posted by Baseball Crank at 8:30 PM | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
February 25, 2017
POLITICS: New Democratic Party Chair Thomas Perez Was Cited By Congress For Official Misdonduct

NRO: New Democratic Party Chair Thomas Perez Was Cited By Congress For Official Misdonduct

Posted by Baseball Crank at 4:48 PM | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
February 24, 2017
POLITICS: How Republicans Should Check Trump

NRO: How Republicans Should Check Trump

Posted by Baseball Crank at 2:41 PM | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
POLITICS: Democratic Senators Chicken Out From Town Halls

NRO: Democratic Senators Chicken Out From Town Halls

Posted by Baseball Crank at 12:30 PM | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
February 20, 2017
POLITICS: The Gerrymander Myth

My latest NR magazine piece, on gerrymandering: The Gerrymander Myth.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 12:00 PM | In Print • | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
February 18, 2017
POLITICS/LAW: Following Up On The Foreign Emoluments Clause and Gerrymandering

NRO: Following Up On The Foreign Emoluments Clause and Gerrymandering

Posted by Baseball Crank at 6:42 PM | History • | Law 2009-Present • | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
February 16, 2017
POLITICS: What About Whataboutism? Does It Matter If Obama Did It First?

NRO: What About Whataboutism? Does It Matter If Obama Did It First?

Posted by Baseball Crank at 3:15 PM | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
February 9, 2017
POLITICS/LAW/WAR: Why The Ninth Circuit Ruled Against Trump's Refugee Order

At NRO: Why The Ninth Circuit Ruled Against Trump's Refugee Order.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 8:42 PM | Law 2009-Present • | Politics 2017 • | War 2007-Present • | Writings Elsewhere
POLITCS/LAW: The Threat to the Integrity of an Independent Judiciary

At NRO: The Threat to the Integrity of an Independent Judiciary

Posted by Baseball Crank at 1:22 PM | Law 2009-Present • | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
February 5, 2017
POLITICS/LAW/WAR: Judge Robart: Not A Republican Judge

At NRO: Judge Robart: Not A Republican Judge.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 1:23 PM | Law 2009-Present • | Politics 2017 • | War 2007-Present • | Writings Elsewhere
POLITICS/LAW/WAR: Trump vs Judge Robart: What Happened?

At NRO: Trump vs Judge Robart: What Happened?

Posted by Baseball Crank at 11:45 AM | Law 2009-Present • | Politics 2017 • | War 2007-Present • | Writings Elsewhere
January 28, 2017
POLITICS/LAW: Two Further Thoughts on Trump's Refugee Order

NRO: Two Further Thoughts on Trump's Refugee Order

Posted by Baseball Crank at 11:15 PM | Law 2009-Present • | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
POLITICS/LAW/WAR: Refugee Madness: Trump Is Wrong, But His Liberal Critics Are Crazy

NRO: Refugee Madness: Trump Is Wrong, But His Liberal Critics Are Crazy

Posted by Baseball Crank at 6:35 PM | Law 2009-Present • | Politics 2017 • | War 2007-Present • | Writings Elsewhere
January 23, 2017
POLITICS: Do Democrats Really Want Their Own Tea Party? Be Careful What You Wish For

NRO: Do Democrats Really Want Their Own Tea Party? Be Careful What You Wish For

Posted by Baseball Crank at 12:09 PM | Politics 2017 • | Poll Analysis • | Writings Elsewhere
January 21, 2017
POLITICS: Crowd Sizes Matter To The Media Only When The Cause is Liberal

NRO: Crowd Sizes Matter To The Media Only When The Cause is Liberal

Posted by Baseball Crank at 2:10 PM | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
January 20, 2017
POLITICS: Trump: America First

NRO: Trump: America First

Posted by Baseball Crank at 12:28 PM | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
POLITICS: Trump Strikes an Anti-Washington Note

NRO: Trump Strikes an Anti-Washington Note

Posted by Baseball Crank at 12:10 PM | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
January 18, 2017
BASEBALL: Rock The Hall

NRO: Rock The Hall

Posted by Baseball Crank at 6:40 PM | Baseball 2012-Present • | Writings Elsewhere
January 17, 2017
POLITICS: The Real Reason Trump Won: Part 4 of 4

NRO: The Real Reason Trump Won: Part 4 of 4, looking at where Trump underperformed other Republican candidates.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 4:00 AM | Politics 2016 • | Poll Analysis • | Writings Elsewhere
January 16, 2017
POP CULTURE: At The Movies, Technology Isn't Everything

NRO: At The Movies, Technology Isn't Everything

Posted by Baseball Crank at 5:49 PM | Pop Culture • | Writings Elsewhere
January 12, 2017
POLITICS: The Real Reason Trump Won: Part 3 of 4

NRO: The Real Reason Trump Won: Part 3 of 4, looking at each side's state-by-state turnout as a percentage of the Voting-Eligible Population.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 2:18 PM | Politics 2016 • | Poll Analysis • | Writings Elsewhere
January 11, 2017
POLITICS: The Real Reason Trump Won: Part 2 of 4

NRO: The Real Reason Trump Won: Part 2 of 4, looking at how Trump performed in the battleground states by historical standards for post-incumbent challengers.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 4:00 AM | History • | Politics 2016 • | Poll Analysis • | Writings Elsewhere
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