From the Right: Impeachment Would Ruin Democrats Special counsel Bob Mueller’s news conference left Republicans frustrated, but “the president and his advocates should keep it simple and focus on Congress, not Mueller,” says Karl Rove at Fox News. Democrats pushing for impeachment are fighting a losing battle, he notes: Americans are tired of the wild-goose
The so-called new NAFTA deal, which includes provisions on fairer pay and the right to unionize, is a historic win for workers.
Libertarian: Gorsuch Proves His Independence Critics paint him as an enemy of individual freedom, but Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch proved Tuesday that “he is unusually sensitive to abuses of power, and does not hesitate to stand up for the ‘little guy,’ ” says Reason’s Jacob Sullum. Gorsuch dissented from the majority’s holding that anyone
From the left: Mueller’s Gift to Trump Robert Mueller’s brief statement to the media on Wednesday “didn’t resolve any mysteries,” notes Noah Feldman at Bloomberg View. So what was the special counsel up to? “Most fundamentally, Mueller wanted to take himself out of public discourse — forever.” And that’s a boon to President Trump. Mueller
Political scientist: Europe’s Shrinking Center “It is never clear how seriously one should take elections to the European Parliament,” quips Darel Paul at First Things, given its relatively puny budget and political impotence. Even so, Sunday’s European Parliament vote opened a window onto “the mood of European electorates.” That mood is decisively “disgruntled and polarized,”
Satirist: The Tyranny of Aging Boomers “Why have national Democrats . . . fallen under the tyranny of the 70-somethings?” asks The Atlantic’s Andrew Ferguson. His answer: Aging coastal boomers refuse to give up the ghost — much less their political sinecures and ambitions to ever-higher office. “People in their mid-to-late 70s are thick on
Don't knock 'bandwagon fans,' Meera Estrada says. 'If you are a true sports fan, you know that this kind of positive energy is too good to keep to yourself.'
Centrist: The Working Class vs. the Gentry Left In City Journal, Joel Kotkin takes note of the class divide pitting working- and middle-class Democrats against their party’s gentry-left elite, tensions that boiled over at the recent California Democratic Party Convention, which saw private-sector unions stage a “Blue Collar Revolution” against extreme climate legislation. Upper-crust Democrats
2020 watch: Don’t Count Out Trump in Michigan A recent Detroit News poll showing President Trump trailing Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders by 12 points in Michigan has his opponents “indulging in speculation about other paths to victories for the bad orange man,” notes The Week’s Matthew Walther. But Michigan polls showed similar numbers during
A new McKinsey study shows how women automation could cause women to lose ground at work.
Capitol Hill watch: Dems’ Impeachment Mess Is Self-Made House Democrats point the finger at “everyone else for their predicament” over impeachment but can’t stop talking about it, report John Bresnahan, Heather Cargle and Sarah Ferris at Politico. They “slam” President Trump as “ ‘lawless’ and ‘a threat to democracy’ in one breath, then in the