John McCormack @ National Review

The New York Times Anti-Kavanaugh Bombshell Is Actually a Dud If you opened Twitter on Sunday morning, you were likely greeted with the bombshell headline of the top trending news story: “NYT reporters’ book details new sexual assault allegation against Brett Kavanaugh.” The allegation, Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly write in a New York Times story adapted from their forthcoming anti-Kavanaugh book, is this: “We … Read More

Gerald Seib @ The Wall Street Journal

With Bolton’s Exit, GOP Interventionism Gives Way to Trump Longtime Republican thinking on national security, which embraces American intervention abroad and is comfortable with military action, just collided with Trumpian thinking on national security, which is dubious of intervention abroad and deeply skeptical of foreign wars. Not surprisingly, Trumpian thinking has prevailed. In a nutshell, that is the story of … Read More

The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board

An Oklahoma Opioid Stickup The ruling Monday by an Oklahoma judge that Johnson & Johnson must pay $572 million for selling opioids will be cheered by everyone who wants a scapegoat for the scourge of addiction. But the ruling could have far larger, and more dangerous, consequences by opening a vast new arena for product-liability suits. More than 2,000 states and municipalities … Read More

The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board

Cut the Trump Uncertainty Tax President Trump isn’t famous for consistency, but his reversal on a new round of tax cuts may be a record. On Tuesday he said he was considering a cut in the payroll tax and indexing capital gains for inflation, but on Wednesday he took it all back. “I’m not looking at a tax cut now,” … Read More

The WSJ Editorial Board

The ‘Stakeholder’ CEOs Today’s corporate CEO is a politician as much as business leader, and for proof look no further than the statement Monday from the Business Roundtable ostentatiously redefining its mission to serve “stakeholders” in addition to the shareholders who own the company. A close reading shows there’s less substance here than meets the media spin, but it’s still … Read More

Daniel Drezner @ The Washington Post

So, does that mean the odds of Trump’s reelection chances will continue to go up? Honestly, prediction markets are too thin and poorly incentivized to make an impression on me anymore. But consider today’s Spoiler Alerts my own gut check compared to this kind of estimate. (I plan on updating this once a quarter to provide a guide of my … Read More