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Politics 2017 Archives

December 27, 2017
POLITICS/BUSINESS: GOP Business Tax Cuts Force Other Countries to Compete

NRO: GOP Business Tax Cuts Force Other Countries to Compete

Posted by Baseball Crank at 9:00 AM | Business • | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
November 30, 2017
POLITICS: NRO Editors Podcast 11/30/17

NRO Editors Podcast: Episode 66: The Pretender to the CFPB

Posted by Baseball Crank at 5:25 PM | Podcasts and Media • | Politics 2017
November 28, 2017
POLITICS: James O'Keefe Shoots at the Washington Post and Misses

NRO: James O'Keefe Shoots at the Washington Post and Misses

Posted by Baseball Crank at 2:16 AM | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
November 27, 2017
HISTORY/POLITICS: Save the Crusader

NRO: Save the Crusader

My half-doomed effort to save the Holy Cross College mascot.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 6:30 PM | Blog 2006-Present • | History • | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
November 18, 2017
POLITICS/LAW: Roy Moore Is Not the Cure for Judicial Supremacy

NRO: Roy Moore Is Not the Cure for Judicial Supremacy

Posted by Baseball Crank at 6:01 PM | Law 2009-18 • | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
November 7, 2017
HISTORY/POLITICS: Tim Kaine Is Wrong about America and Slavery

NRO: Tim Kaine Is Wrong about America and Slavery

Posted by Baseball Crank at 8:30 PM | History • | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
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 2007-18 • | Writings Elsewhere
October 30, 2017
LAW/POLITICS/WAR: Trump Adviser Pleads Guilty to Lying about Seeking Hillary Emails from Russia

NRO: Trump Adviser Pleads Guilty to Lying about Seeking Hillary Emails from Russia

Posted by Baseball Crank at 3:19 PM | Law 2009-18 • | Politics 2017 • | War 2007-18 • | Writings Elsewhere
LAW/POLITICS: What The Paul Manafort Indictment Means

NRO: What The Paul Manafort Indictment Means

Posted by Baseball Crank at 2:01 PM | Law 2009-18 • | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
October 17, 2017
WAR/POLITICS/LAW: New Russian Nuclear Scandal Raises New Questions About Clinton Foundation

NRO: New Russian Nuclear Scandal Raises New Questions About Clinton Foundation

Posted by Baseball Crank at 5:13 PM | Law 2009-18 • | Politics 2017 • | War 2007-18 • | Writings Elsewhere
October 16, 2017
POLITICS: How Not to Marginalize the Alt-Right

NRO: How Not to Marginalize the Alt-Right

Posted by Baseball Crank at 8:00 AM | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
October 11, 2017
POLITICSL NRO Editors Podcast 10/11/17

NRO Editors Podcast: Episode 60: A Corker of a Week

Posted by Baseball Crank at 10:25 AM | Podcasts and Media • | Politics 2017
POLITICS/FOOTBALL/HISTORY: Flag Protests and the Power of Symbols

NRO: Flag Protests and the Power of Symbols

Posted by Baseball Crank at 8:00 AM | Football • | History • | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
October 8, 2017
POLITICS: Harvey Weinstein and The Wages of The "Nuts and Sluts" Defense

NRO: Harvey Weinstein and The Wages of The "Nuts and Sluts" Defense

Posted by Baseball Crank at 1:31 AM | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
October 6, 2017
POLITICS: The Bump Stock Debate Illustrates Two Competing Models of Political Strategy

NRO: The Bump Stock Debate Illustrates Two Competing Models of Political Strategy

Posted by Baseball Crank at 4:59 PM | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
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 21, 2017
POLITICS: A Bogus Health-Care Number from the Center for American Progress

NRO: A Bogus Health-Care Number from the Center for American Progress

Posted by Baseball Crank at 2:55 PM | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
September 18, 2017
LAW/POLITICS: Eric Schneiderman Needs to Recuse Himself from Trump Investigations

NRO: Eric Schneiderman Needs to Recuse Himself from Trump Investigations

Posted by Baseball Crank at 5:29 PM | Law 2009-18 • | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
September 14, 2017
SCIENCE/POLITICS: Hurricane Irma Should Teach Us Caution About Predictions

NRO: Hurricane Irma Should Teach Us Caution About Predictions

Posted by Baseball Crank at 8:43 PM | Politics 2017 • | Science • | Writings Elsewhere
September 4, 2017
POLITICS: Republicans Should Kill This Bad Tax Reform Idea

NRO: Republicans Should Kill This Bad Tax Reform Idea

Posted by Baseball Crank at 4:31 PM | Politics 2017 • | Writings Elsewhere
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 28, 2017
POLITICS: How Republicans Went Wrong on Health Care

NRO: How Republicans Went Wrong on Health Care

Posted by Baseball Crank at 8:25 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 2007-18 • | 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 2007-18 • | 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 2009-18 • | 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 2009-18 • | 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 2009-18 • | 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 2009-18 • | 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 2009-18 • | 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
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 2009-18 • | 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 2009-18 • | 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 2009-18 • | Politics 2017 • | War 2007-18 • | 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 2009-18 • | Politics 2017 • | War 2007-18 • | 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 2009-18 • | 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 2007-18 • | 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 2009-18 • | 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 2009-18 • | 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 2009-18 • | Politics 2017 • | War 2007-18 • | 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 2009-18 • | 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 2009-18 • | Politics 2017 • | 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 2009-18 • | 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 2009-18 • | 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 2009-18 • | 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 2009-18 • | Politics 2017 • | War 2007-18 • | 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 2009-18 • | 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 2009-18 • | Politics 2017 • | War 2007-18 • | 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 2009-18 • | Politics 2017 • | War 2007-18 • | 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 2009-18 • | 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 2009-18 • | Politics 2017 • | War 2007-18 • | 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
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