With the over-hyped but underwhelming conclusion of the Mueller investigation, whatever dreams NeverTrumpers within the GOP had of removing the president from office have vanished. Their last flicker of hope lies in mounting a Republican primary challenge in 2020 a strategy doomed to fail.
Along with the far left and far right in the U.S., Russian President Vladimir Putin holds the pieties of liberal democracy in contempt. His nations attacks on American hearts and minds, detailed in the long-awaited Mueller report, carried with them the spirit of the Joker in the Batman myth a malevolent court jester motivated by venality, contempt for pretense and a craving for relevance and thrills.
The oral arguments the Supreme Court will hear on Tuesday will be more decorous than the gusts of judicial testiness that blew the case up to the nations highest tribunal.
At about 20 minutes after 11 on the morning of April 20, 1999, students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold pulled semiautomatic firearms and sawed-off shotguns from beneath their black trench coats and, standing on an elevated part of their Columbine High School campus in suburban Denver, began shooting.
WASHINGTON Some government foolishness has an educational value that compensates for its considerable cost. Consider the multibillion-dollar federal electric-vehicle tax credit, which efficiently illustrates how government can, with one act, diminish its already-negligible prestige while subtracting from Americas fairness.
WASHINGTON So another norm of public decency falls, like a historical building demolished to make way for one of Donald Trumps tasteless towers.
The Democrats presidential aspirants seem determined to prove that their partys 2016 achievement the election of the current president was not a fluke that cannot be repeated. But the Republican Party, whose last remaining raison detre is to frustrate Democrats, seems to be thinking: We are determined to lose the 2020 election in order to foil Democrats attempts to lose it.