Amy Klobuchar

Amy K., giant of the Senate

Featured image Former funnyman Al Franken titled his poorly timed memoir Al Franken, Giant of the Senate, just before Chuck Schumer shoved him and Franken resigned. Franken posed for the self-mocking cover of his memoir. The title and the photograph made a small concession to self-awareness, or to the public relations value of pretending self-awareness, but he deserved credit for the thought. It was a joke. Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar pretends no »

Dave Begley: Live from Atlantic

Featured image Our occasional correspondent Dave Begley was on hand when Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar brought her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination to a Cass County party event in Atlantic, Iowa on Monday (thumbnail photo courtesy of Dave). Dave — a Nebraska attorney practicing elder law and estate planning in Omaha — posed a question that Senator Klobuchar is unlikely to be asked by any other correspondent on the trail and »

Four Pinocchios for Amy Klobuchar

Featured image Glenn Kessler is the Washington Post’s “fact checker.” He writes a column reporting on his fact checks. In my opinion, Kessler usually does a good job of analyzing claims by partisans, both Democrat and Republican. He identifies what’s correct and/or plausible about a given claim and what’s incorrect and/or implausible about it. He provides useful background information and often offers nuance. Kessler concludes his columns by awarding “Pinocchios” — one »

Amy Klobuchar, regressive prosecutor

Featured image Being a prosecutor has long been a steppingstone for lawyers who aspire to higher office. But this might not be true anymore for Democrats. The problem is that Democrats have become ambivalent about law enforcement, and hostile towards the police. This puts Democratic prosecutors in a bind. They risk the early derailment of their career if they are ambivalent about law enforcement and hostile towards the police. Just ask Baltimore’s »