Bill Clinton

Report: Alex Acosta gave notorious pedophile “the deal of a lifetime”

Featured image In his time as Secretary of Labor, Alex Acosta has done much to accommodate liberals and little implement a conservative agenda. His inaction has attracted little criticism — virtually none unless you count the occasional posts about I have written for Power Line. To make matters worse, President Trump, although he has attacked other cabinet members — especially Jeff Sessions and Kirstjen Nielsen — has had nothing but public praise »

Paula Jones, Reconsidered

Featured image The New York Times reviews A&E’s “The Clinton Affair” sympathetically. Of course, the Times being the Times, the perspective is often myopic. “The Clinton Affair,” A&E’s six-part mini-series on the scandals of Bill Clinton’s presidency, lacks a point of view. It is straightforward in style and evenhanded in tone. Strangely, this recommends it. Strangely. But this observation is astute: Lewinsky has always been cast as the central female character of »

Hillary is right about Monica

Featured image Over the weekend, a CBS reporter asked Hillary Clinton whether her husband should have resigned due to his affair with Monica Lewinsky. “Absolutely not,” Hillary replied. Hillary has been criticized and ridiculed for her response. And some feminists are wringing their hands over what one of them has called “the enduring Bill Clinton dilemma.” But Hillary is right. Bill Clinton should not have resigned over his affair with Lewinsky. Lewinsky »

The Left to the Clintons: Please Go Away!

Featured image Yet another missive from Robert Kuttner of the lefty American Prospect that will warm the cockles, and many other things beside: Depart, I Say, and Let Us Have Done with You. That’s what Oliver Cromwell said to the Long Parliament in 1653. In May 1940, the British Conservative M.P. Leo Amery flung the same words at Neville Chamberlain, demanding that Hitler’s appeaser step down as British prime minister. The words »

Clintons: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Featured image I thought this story was a satire, or something from the superb Babylon Bee, but it’s true! And it’s too good to be true. National Review reports: Clintons Launch Speaking Tour to Provide ‘Insight into Where We Go from Here’ By Jack Crowe Bill and Hillary Clinton announced Monday a 13-stop live-event tour that is being billed as a chance for ticket holders to glean insights from the former first »

Sex, lies, Bill Clinton, and Brett Kavanaugh

Featured image Brett Kavanaugh is, as far as we know, squeaky clean. Bill Clinton, we know, is not. How to sully Kavanaugh? Connect him to Bill Clinton. From today’s Washington Post: A 1998 memo written by Brett Kavanaugh proposed a series of tough, sexually explicit questions for President Bill Clinton to answer about his affair with Monica Lewinsky, shedding new light on the Supreme Court nominee’s moralistic outlook and his view of »

The lawyers they deserve

Featured image This morning, as John has noted, President Trump tweeted: “What kind of a lawyer would tape a client?” Trump was referring to his former lawyer, Michael Cohen. It’s a fair question. Here’s another: What kind of a client would hire a sleazy lawyer like Michael Cohen? Perhaps Trump got the attorney he deserves. Now Rudy Giuliani is Trump’s personal lawyer. Michael Cohen is being represented by long-time Democratic operative Lanny »

Bill Clinton takes offense

Featured image Dipping into the Department of Justice Inspector General report released yesterday, we are inundated with information and interesting story lines. One such story line involves Bill Clinton’s response to the uproar created over his tarmac meeting with then Attorney General Loretta Lynch the Monday before Hillary Clinton’s scheduled weekend interview with the FBI in the email “investigation,” as we should probably refer to it. The uproar led to FBI Director »

Today’s Gratuitous Smile

Featured image Today’s completely unexpected smile comes to us courtesy of the New York Times, of all places. Scott has already noted Bill Clinton’s discomfort in being asked on the Today Show about Monica Lewinsky, which was supposed to be about the novel he has “co-written” with James Patterson. The novel, The President Is Missing, has as its main character “President Jonathan Lincoln Duncan,” which offers a surprisingly close parallel to “William »

Not missing this president

Featured image Listening to Hugh Hewitt this morning, I have received a full dose of Craig Melvin’s interview of President Clinton on the Today Show as edited in the segment below. Quizzed about Monica Lewinsky and the growth of the MeToo movement, Clinton usefully reminds us of several of his distasteful personal qualities. Clinton is out peddling his new book, The President Is Missing, coauthored with James Patterson, proprietor of the Patterson »

An Anniversary Observed

Featured image Today is the 40th anniversary of when Bill Clinton, then the Attorney General of Arkansas, allegedly raped Juanita Broaddrick. Ms. Broaddrick noted the anniversary with a series of tweets that comprise a timeline of that day’s events. It starts innocuously: 2. On 4-25-78 at approx 8am, I called Bill Clinton’s campaign office. I was given another no. to call. He answered. — Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) April 25, 2018 Things went »

Stormy reflections

Featured image Donald Trump is to the Obama era as Jimmy Carter was to the Nixon era. His presidency could not exist without it. Whereas Obama preserved the outward forms of the presidency as head of state, he broke the forms in substance as head of government. By contrast, Trump breaks the outward forms as head of state while working to restore the substance as head of government. Beyond Obama, however, last »

Ken Starr’s investigation and Robert Mueller’s — compare and contrast

Featured image E.J. Dionne claims that “the attacks on [Robert] Mueller push us closer to the precipice.” But if we’re close to the precipice now, where were we 20 years ago when Ken Starr was relentlessly attacked by Democrats and their media pals while he investigated Bill Clinton?* Don’t expect an answer from Dionne. He’s not intellectually honest enough even to mention Starr in his rant. But charges of hypocrisy against one »

Bubba Time at the Times

Featured image New York Times readers are outraged. . .  Well yeah, I suppose I can quit right here, call it a day and start in on cocktails early. Outrage is the perpetual state of being for Times readers. Anyway, Times readers are outraged at the profile that ran recently of a white nationalist because it “normalized” him, instead of being just another op-ed denunciation of a Trump voter. As the Times »

The Clinton Wrecking Machine

Featured image There’s an old moral precept, derived from classical teaching, that virtue is its own reward. Right about now liberals may be slowly coming to learn the wisdom behind this thought. You can see this in the way many liberals are now engaged in self-flaggelation about whether Clinton should have resigned from office in 1998 when the Lewinsky scandal blew up. To be sure, much of this is political posturing, since »

How Anita Hill betrayed feminism

Featured image Yesterday, I discussed how feminists betrayed feminism by defending Bill Clinton against credible and, in one notorious case admitted, allegations of serious sexual misconduct. These allegations were made just a few years after the Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill controversy had put the issue of sexual harassment front-and-center in the nation’s consciousness. Feminists (except those who knew Thomas personally) believed Hill’s claims. And they argued (just as they do today) that, ordinarily, »

Kirsten Gillibrand’s intellectual dishonesty [UPDATED]

Featured image Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who holds the seat formerly occupied by Hillary Clinton, said today that Bill Clinton should have resigned the presidency after his inappropriate relationship with Monica Lewinsky came to light. That’s mighty enlightened of her. But what took her so long to reach, or articulate, this view? The answer is, it took the fall of Clintons plus a crucial Senate race in which the Republican is being accused »