Chelsea Clinton and the Travails of the Undeserving 1%
In another win for the famously blind meritocracy that rules American life, rewarding the ultra-talented and pushing the less brilliant and skilled into the outer darkness, Chelsea Clinton has landed a coveted position at NBC News. This was almost as much a surprise as her admission to Stanford… – Walter Russell Mead Via Meadia I hope that the #OWSers, those mighty progressive warriors, those fine | Read More »
2010 Election: Denial, Elitism, and Possible Overinterpretation
I’m glad to see that President Obama and the rest of the Democratic leadership don’t get that Tuesday’s massive defeat was a repudiation of Democrat policies. I had thought Democrats would do some honest self-evaluation for at least a few days—as they seemed to do following Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusetts—before convincing themselves the message was not about them. But this time the denial was | Read More »
Martha Coakley Disses Fenway Park, Shaking Hands With Bostonians. No, Really.
Given the serial fiascoes of the Martha Coakley for Senate campaign – veering from gaffe (her claim that there are no terrorists in Afghanistan) to comedy (misspelling her own state’s name in an attack ad) to ham-handedness (a staffer barrelling over a Weekly Standard reporter trying to ask about the Afghanistan gaffe) to outright panic in her communications with national Democrats, who are now tapping | Read More »