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Politics 2018 Archives

December 21, 2018
POLITICS: Whom Do You Want on Your Side When Trump Is Gone?

NRO: Whom Do You Want on Your Side When Trump Is Gone?

Posted by Baseball Crank at 6:30 AM | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
December 18, 2018
POLITICS: How the Polls Broke at the End

NRO: How the Polls Broke at the End

Posted by Baseball Crank at 6:30 AM | Politics 2018 • | Poll Analysis • | Writings Elsewhere
November 23, 2018
POLITICS: History Doesn't Favor Republicans Recovering the House under Trump

NRO: History Doesn't Favor Republicans Recovering the House under Trump

Posted by Baseball Crank at 6:30 AM | History • | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
November 7, 2018
POLITICS: 2018: Normalcy's Revenge

NRO: 2018: Normalcy's Revenge

Posted by Baseball Crank at 4:28 PM | Politics 2018 • | Poll Analysis • | Writings Elsewhere
November 6, 2018
POLITICS: Breaking Down the Polls at the End

NRO: Breaking Down the Polls at the End

Posted by Baseball Crank at 12:48 PM | Politics 2018 • | Poll Analysis • | Writings Elsewhere
October 31, 2018
POLITICS: How Are the Senate Races Breaking Now?

NRO: How Are the Senate Races Breaking Now?

Posted by Baseball Crank at 6:30 AM | Politics 2018 • | Poll Analysis • | Writings Elsewhere
October 19, 2018
POLITICS: How Will the Governors' Races Break?

NRO: How Will the Governors' Races Break?

Posted by Baseball Crank at 3:51 PM | Politics 2018 • | Poll Analysis • | Writings Elsewhere
October 16, 2018
POLITICS: How Will the Senate Races Break?

NRO: How Will the Senate Races Break?

Posted by Baseball Crank at 11:58 AM | Politics 2018 • | Poll Analysis • | Writings Elsewhere
September 20, 2018
POLITICS/LAW: In Evaluating Credibility, the Signs Point in Brett Kavanaugh's Favor

NRO: In Evaluating Credibility, the Signs Point in Brett Kavanaugh's Favor

Posted by Baseball Crank at 6:30 AM | Law 2009-18 • | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
September 9, 2018
LAW/POLITICS/HISTORY: Constitutional Originalism Requires Birthright Citizenship

NRO: Constitutional Originalism Requires Birthright Citizenship

Posted by Baseball Crank at 9:18 PM | History • | Law 2009-18 • | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
September 6, 2018
POLITICS: The Bernie Sanders Big Brother Act of 2018

NRO: The Bernie Sanders Big Brother Act of 2018

Posted by Baseball Crank at 8:44 PM | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
August 29, 2018
POLITICS: In Replacing John McCain, Doug Ducey Should Look to the Future

NRO: In Replacing John McCain, Doug Ducey Should Look to the Future

Posted by Baseball Crank at 12:45 PM | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
August 22, 2018
POLITICS: NRO Editors Podcast 8/22/18

NRO Editors Podcast: Episode 106: Pervasive Corruption

Posted by Baseball Crank at 10:17 AM | Podcasts and Media • | Politics 2018
July 23, 2018
WAR/POLITICS: Trump Goes Nuclear again on Twitter, but Who Believes Him Now?

NRO: Trump Goes Nuclear again on Twitter, but Who Believes Him Now?

Posted by Baseball Crank at 1:19 PM | Politics 2018 • | War 2007-18 • | Writings Elsewhere
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 2009-18 • | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
July 13, 2018
LAW/POLITICS: Judge Kavanaugh on Lying To Federal Agents

NRO: Judge Kavanaugh on Lying To Federal Agents

Posted by Baseball Crank at 5:55 PM | Law 2009-18 • | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
July 12, 2018
LAW/POLITICS: Judge Kavanaugh on Battered Women

NRO: Judge Kavanaugh on Battered Women

Posted by Baseball Crank at 3:33 PM | Law 2009-18 • | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
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 2009-18 • | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
July 10, 2018
LAW/POLITICS/HISTORY: Brett Kavanaugh Should Get a Vote Before the Midterm Elections

NRO: Brett Kavanaugh Should Get a Vote Before the Midterm Elections

Posted by Baseball Crank at 6:30 AM | History • | Law 2009-18 • | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
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 2009-18 • | Politics 2018
July 3, 2018
POLITICS/LAW: Early Thoughts on The Supreme Court and the Midterms

NRO: Early Thoughts on The Supreme Court and the Midterms

Posted by Baseball Crank at 3:47 PM | Law 2009-18 • | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
June 26, 2018
LAW/POLITICS: Trump's Revised Travel Ban Survives

NRO: Trump's Revised Travel Ban Survives

Posted by Baseball Crank at 1:36 PM | Law 2009-18 • | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
June 25, 2018
POLITICS: Don't Throw the Republicans Out: A Response to George Will

NRO: Don't Throw the Republicans Out: A Response to George Will

Posted by Baseball Crank at 5:22 PM | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
POLITICS/BUSINESS: Businesses Still Don't Know The Rules For Moral Judgment

NRO: Businesses Still Don't Know The Rules For Moral Judgment

Posted by Baseball Crank at 3:54 PM | Business • | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
June 21, 2018
POLITICS: The Quiet Republican Check on Trump

NRO: The Quiet Republican Check on Trump

Posted by Baseball Crank at 3:42 PM | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
June 18, 2018
RELIGION/POLITICS: Romans 13 and the Thorny Moral Questions Posed by Illegal Immigration

NRO: Romans 13 and the Thorny Moral Questions Posed by Illegal Immigration

Posted by Baseball Crank at 1:14 PM | Politics 2018 • | Religion • | Writings Elsewhere
June 15, 2018
POLITICS/LAW: The FBI Inspector General Report Directly Criticized President Obama

NRO: The FBI Inspector General Report Directly Criticized President Obama

Posted by Baseball Crank at 3:22 PM | Law 2009-18 • | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
June 11, 2018
LAW/POLITICS: The Supreme Court's Narrow Decision on Purging Voter Rolls

NRO: The Supreme Court's Narrow Decision on Purging Voter Rolls

Posted by Baseball Crank at 2:59 PM | Law 2009-18 • | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
June 4, 2018
LAW/POLITICS: Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling Is a Win for Religious Freedom, But . . .

NRO: Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling Is a Win for Religious Freedom, But . . .

Posted by Baseball Crank at 3:31 PM | Law 2009-18 • | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
May 30, 2018
POLITICS: The Missouri GOP Just Held One of Its Own Accountable

NRO: The Missouri GOP Just Held One of Its Own Accountable

Posted by Baseball Crank at 4:14 PM | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
May 25, 2018
FOOTBALL/POLITICS: The NFL's Anthem-Protest Rule Is Not a Threat to Free Speech

NRO: The NFL's Anthem-Protest Rule Is Not a Threat to Free Speech

Posted by Baseball Crank at 2:49 PM | Football • | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
May 23, 2018
POLITICS: The Scarlet Letter Is Back. It Never Really Went Away.

NRO: The Scarlet Letter Is Back. It Never Really Went Away.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 12:07 PM | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
May 22, 2018
POLITICS: How Many Murders Is a National Crisis?

NRO: How Many Murders Is a National Crisis?

Posted by Baseball Crank at 5:26 PM | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
May 21, 2018
POLITICS/RELIGION/HISTORY: The Christian America Paradox

NRO: The Christian America Paradox

Posted by Baseball Crank at 10:35 AM | History • | Politics 2018 • | Religion • | Writings Elsewhere
May 19, 2018
POLITICS/LAW: Jeff Sessions Is Doing More Than Thoughts and Prayers

NRO: Jeff Sessions Is Doing More Than Thoughts and Prayers

Posted by Baseball Crank at 2:05 PM | Law 2009-18 • | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
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 15, 2018
POLITICS: Kirsten Gillibrand's Empty Gender Rhetoric

NRO: Kirsten Gillibrand's Empty Gender Rhetoric

Posted by Baseball Crank at 4:59 PM | Politics 2018 • | Politics 2020 • | Writings Elsewhere
May 7, 2018
POLITICS: Eric Schneiderman Goes Down

NRO: Eric Schneiderman Goes Down

Posted by Baseball Crank at 10:57 PM | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
POLITICS: Ronan Farrow's Moment

NRO: Ronan Farrow's Moment

Posted by Baseball Crank at 8:58 PM | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
May 5, 2018
LAW/POLITICS: Repeal The Logan Act

NRO: Repeal The Logan Act

Posted by Baseball Crank at 1:11 PM | Law 2009-18 • | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
April 27, 2018
POLITICS: The End of an Era at RedState

NRO: The End of an Era at RedState

Posted by Baseball Crank at 10:48 AM | Blog 2006-Present • | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
April 23, 2018
POLITICS: Maybe the British Royal Family Isn't So Silly After All

NRO: Maybe the British Royal Family Isn't So Silly After All

Posted by Baseball Crank at 11:50 AM | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
April 18, 2018
POLITICS: RIP Barbara Bush, 1925-2018

NRO: RIP Barbara Bush, 1925-2018

Posted by Baseball Crank at 7:55 AM | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
April 13, 2018
WAR/POLITICS: Donald Trump At War: A Conventional American Response to Syria

NRO: Donald Trump At War: A Conventional American Response to Syria

Posted by Baseball Crank at 10:50 PM | Politics 2018 • | War 2007-18 • | Writings Elsewhere
April 11, 2018
POLITICS: Paul Ryan's Missed Opportunities on Spending

NRO: Paul Ryan's Missed Opportunities on Spending

Posted by Baseball Crank at 1:27 PM | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
April 10, 2018
POLITICS: Why Failed National Political Candidates Should Go Home

NRO: Why Failed National Political Candidates Should Go Home

Posted by Baseball Crank at 6:53 PM | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
April 5, 2018
POLITICS: How Never Trump Can Avoid Delusion

NRO: How Never Trump Can Avoid Delusion

Posted by Baseball Crank at 6:30 AM | Politics 2018 • | Politics 2020 • | Writings Elsewhere
April 3, 2018
POLITICS: Realism, Not Delusion, about Trump and the Conservative Movement

NRO: Realism, Not Delusion, about Trump and the Conservative Movement

Posted by Baseball Crank at 3:03 PM | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
April 2, 2018
POLITICS: There's No Ban on Studying Gun Violence

NRO: There's No Ban on Studying Gun Violence

Posted by Baseball Crank at 6:30 AM | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
March 28, 2018
LAW/POLITICS: The Supreme Court Proves It Didn't Mean What It Said in King v. Burwell

NRO: The Supreme Court Proves It Didn't Mean What It Said in King v. Burwell

Posted by Baseball Crank at 6:30 AM | Law 2009-18 • | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
March 21, 2018
POLITICS: How a Pro-Life Democrat Drew an Illinois Nazi as His Opponent

NRO: How a Pro-Life Democrat Drew an Illinois Nazi as His Opponent

Posted by Baseball Crank at 3:09 PM | Politics 2018 • | 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
POLITICS: Let's Have Some Common Sense on Arming Teachers

NRO: Let's Have Some Common Sense on Arming Teachers

Posted by Baseball Crank at 2:47 PM | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
February 26, 2018
POLITICS/LAW: A More Modest Proposal on Young Men and Guns

NRO: A More Modest Proposal on Young Men and Guns

Posted by Baseball Crank at 9:45 AM | Law 2009-18 • | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
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
February 17, 2018
POLITICS: NRO Editors Podcast 2/17/18

NRO Editors Podcast: Episode 77: Another Horror (post-Parkland)

Posted by Baseball Crank at 11:40 AM | Podcasts and Media • | Politics 2018
February 13, 2018
POLITICS: Hypocrisy Is Better Than Its Opposite

NRO: Hypocrisy Is Better Than Its Opposite

Posted by Baseball Crank at 10:16 PM | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
February 7, 2018
POLITICS: Treason, Trump, and the Democrats

NRO: Treason, Trump, and the Democrats

Posted by Baseball Crank at 5:40 AM | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
February 5, 2018
POLITICS: Is Trump Serious About "Treasonous" Democrats?

NRO: Is Trump Serious About "Treasonous" Democrats?

Posted by Baseball Crank at 10:21 PM | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
February 3, 2018
POLITICS/LAW: How Congress Can Protect the Mueller Investigation from Trump

NRO: How Congress Can Protect the Mueller Investigation from Trump

Posted by Baseball Crank at 9:00 AM | Law 2009-18 • | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
February 2, 2018
POLITICS/LAW: Quick Thoughts on The Nunes Memo

NRO: Quick Thoughts on The Nunes Memo

Posted by Baseball Crank at 6:36 PM | Law 2009-18 • | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
February 1, 2018
POLITICS/LAW: Chaiters Gonna Chait

NRO: Chaiters Gonna Chait

Posted by Baseball Crank at 2:51 PM | Law 2009-18 • | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
January 31, 2018
POLITICS: Trey Gowdy Is Retiring. What Does It Mean? Six Takeaways.

NRO: Trey Gowdy Is Retiring. What Does It Mean? Six Takeaways.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 6:38 PM | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
POLITICS: State of The Union: Five Things Trump Should Say Tonight

NRO: State of The Union: Five Things Trump Should Say Tonight

Posted by Baseball Crank at 7:05 AM | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
POLITICS: The State of Our Union Wants To Be Normal

NRO: The State of Our Union Wants To Be Normal

Posted by Baseball Crank at 3:53 AM | Politics 2018 • | Writings Elsewhere
January 30, 2018
POLITICS: Trump's First Year: The Ominous Signs Ahead

NRO: Trump's First Year: The Ominous Signs Ahead

Posted by Baseball Crank at 9:00 AM | Politics 2018 • | Politics 2020 • | Poll Analysis • | Writings Elsewhere
January 27, 2018
POLITICS: Trump's First Year: The Bad News

NRO: Trump's First Year: The Bad News

Posted by Baseball Crank at 9:00 AM | Politics 2018 • | Politics 2020 • | Writings Elsewhere
January 26, 2018
POLITICS: Trump's First Year: First, the Good News

NRO: Trump's First Year: First, the Good News

Posted by Baseball Crank at 9:00 AM | Politics 2018 • | Politics 2020 • | Writings Elsewhere
January 24, 2018
POLITICS: Chuck Schumer Doesn't Want An Immigration Deal

NRO: Chuck Schumer Doesn't Want An Immigration Deal

Posted by Baseball Crank at 5:32 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
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