For this week’s recap of the information I settle in with some Japanese Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky whereas “Lucretia” abandons her “whisky cougar” methods with a bona fide Glenlivet 18 so we will have fun Amy Coney Barrett’s begin flip driving Democrats to embarrass themselves final week. The hearings illustrate what’s unsuitable with the “facet of historical past” liberals, as expressed in an particularly lazy column from Nick Kristof within the New York Occasions, and a collection of coordinated tweets from Democrats attempting to assail constitutional originalism, however largely succeeding solely in exposing their very own invincible ignorance. (And sure, the science is settled: Mazie Hirono is the dumbest member of the Senate.)
The principle occasion of this episode is reviewing our decide for Article of the Week, Bari Weiss’s essay “Cease Being Shocked” in The Pill. It’s an important essay, with its bracing warning of the existential menace to Jews from the brand new illiberalism, however it has two issues: it get Trump unsuitable (although Lucretia proposes that this can be tactical cleverness), and its concentrate on the precariousness of Jews below the rising assault from the social justice left might not go far sufficient in forecasting the menace going through everybody. Guess who foresaw the issue of the Jews a decaying liberal democracy 60 years in the past? Yup, that L– S—— man once more.
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