Category: Politics 2018
How the Polls Broke at the End
History Doesn’t Favor Republicans Recovering the House under Trump
2018: Normalcy’s Revenge
Breaking Down the Polls at the End
How Are the Senate Races Breaking Now?
How Will the Governors’ Races Break?
How Will the Senate Races Break?
In Evaluating Credibility, the Signs Point in Brett Kavanaugh’s Favor
Constitutional Originalism Requires Birthright Citizenship
The Bernie Sanders Big Brother Act of 2018
In Replacing John McCain, Doug Ducey Should Look to the Future
NRO Editors Podcast 8/22/18
NRO Editors Podcast: Episode 106: Pervasive Corruption
Trump Goes Nuclear again on Twitter, but Who Believes Him Now?
Democratic Desperation on Kavanaugh is Showing
Judge Kavanaugh on Lying To Federal Agents
Judge Kavanaugh on Battered Women
Revenge for Merrick Garland?
Brett Kavanaugh Should Get a Vote Before the Midterm Elections
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.”
Early Thoughts on The Supreme Court and the Midterms
Trump’s Revised Travel Ban Survives
Don’t Throw the Republicans Out: A Response to George Will
Businesses Still Don’t Know The Rules For Moral Judgment
The Quiet Republican Check on Trump
Romans 13 and the Thorny Moral Questions Posed by Illegal Immigration
The FBI Inspector General Report Directly Criticized President Obama
The Supreme Court’s Narrow Decision on Purging Voter Rolls
Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling Is a Win for Religious Freedom, But . . .
The Missouri GOP Just Held One of Its Own Accountable
The NFL’s Anthem-Protest Rule Is Not a Threat to Free Speech
The Scarlet Letter Is Back. It Never Really Went Away.
How Many Murders Is a National Crisis?
The Christian America Paradox
Jeff Sessions Is Doing More Than Thoughts and Prayers
Why The Royals Matter, and Why The U.S. Needs Its Own
Kirsten Gillibrand’s Empty Gender Rhetoric
Eric Schneiderman Goes Down
Ronan Farrow’s Moment
Repeal The Logan Act
NRO: Repeal The Logan Act