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Archive of posts published in the tag: Bork

Legislating Hysteria

Another gem from Kevin Williamson, A National State of Non-Emergency in National Review: What people remember of that episode is Senator Edward Kennedy’s infamous speech describing “Robert Bork’s America,” “a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks…

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Normalizing Crisis

Another gem from Kevin Williamson, A National State of Non-Emergency in National Review: But the rules of the game are not all there is to the game. What in another context might be called “sportsmanship” is in politics a question of prudence…

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Permanent Emergency

Another gem from Kevin Williamson, A National State of Non-Emergency in National Review: The recently proffered Republican health-care bill instantiates much of what is wrong with our politics: The bill was constructed through an extraordinary process in which there were no hearings,…

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