This was, I suppose, predictable in the 2012 election year, but it is also morally and intellectually indefensible for the US Government to set aside May 1 (the old Soviet "May Day," by chance) as "Loyalty Day." From Whitehouse.gov:In order to recognize the American spirit of loyalty and the sacrifices that so many have made for our Nation, the Congress, by Public Law 85-529 as amended, has designated May 1 of each year as "Loyalty Day.
We were not supposed to be talking about the USA Patriot Act today. The 10-month extension of some of the act's provisions was supposed to be uncontroversial. Hours before Tuesday's vote, at his weekly briefing, Majority Leader Eric... Read Post
Here are my predictions for Election Day 2008 and for the next four years. Two weeks ago, I wrote the following prediction for Election Day: “Three weeks is not a lot of time in politics and this was McCain’s last best chance in sal... Read Post
Ross Douthat: Winning an election doesn't just offer the chance to govern the country. It offers a chance to feel morally and intellectually superior to the party you've just beaten.... Back in 2011, the Obama White House earned som... Read Post