Author Quick Hits
- William Jacobson: "SORRY to see Carly Fiorina suspend her campaign. Her ability to skewer Hillary was second to none. I've collected some of my favorite moments from her campaign here."
- Kemberlee Kaye: "I will miss Carly Fiorina's presence on the national stage. She was an effective, powerful, and fearless messenger for Republican values. She gave voice to the unborn and refused to be roped into stupid debates about rape and incest induced pregnancies. Unlike Hillary Clinton, Fiorina never played the gender card. She was simply a candidate who happened to be a woman. I have great respect for her and look forward to her next endeavor. "To young girls and women across the country, I say: do not let others define you. Do not listen to anyone who says you have to vote a certain way or for a certain candidate because you're a woman. That is not feminism. Feminism doesn't shut down conversations or threaten women. It is not about ideology. It is not a weapon to wield against your political opponent. A feminist is a woman who lives the life she chooses and uses all her God-given gifts. And always remember that a leader is not born, but made. Choose leadership." She wrote, withdrawing from the 2016 dumpster fire."
- David Gerstman: "Funny that, as Prof. Jacobson blogged, someone who described one of Hillary Clinton's speeches at Goldman-Sachs said that she sounded as if she were a "Goldman Sachs managing director." Sounds like the perfect target for Bernie Sanders' socialistic populism. But if Sanders doesn't want to take a whack at that softball, maybe a Republican could throw the ball back into her court, by offering to release all transcripts of his/her speeches which netted him/her $225k each."
- Leslie Eastman: "Bernie Sanders voters get a useful lesson in redistribution, as Clinton's superdelegates gives her the same delegate count as Vermont's senator...despite her huge loss in the popular vote totals. In other words, votes for Bernie got redistributed to Clinton. Surprisingly, they don't seem to like it much."
- Jonathan Levin: "There was a lot of good stuff at Legal Insurrection yesterday. Leslie Eastman noted the lengths the Democratic establishment has gone to tip the scales for Hillary Clinton (take note GOP-haters). David Gerstman wrote about Obama's failed Iran policy, while I focused on the slow motion train-wreck of Obama/Clinton's Russia Reset."
- Miriam F. Elman: “This semester I’m teaching a course on International and U.S. National Security to 70 undergraduate students. They’re bright kids, keenly aware of the wide array of dangers and crises confronting our country and our allies. Today I plan on discussing in class Tuesday’s testimony by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper before the Senate Armed Services Committee. America’s spy chief called his annual report a “litany of doom” where “unpredictable instability has become the new normal”. If you haven’t yet had a chance to read Clapper’s global threat assessment, it’s well worth doing so (a summary and the full report is here). The report covers multiple dangers from cyber-security threats by Russia and China to the metastasizing Islamic State and the disastrous Iran Deal. We’ve been covering these security challenges too in weekly posts at LI, where we’ve been paying close attention to the threats that could’ve been reduced, or even eliminated, were it not for the Obama administration’s extraordinary passivity and quiescence to anti-American aggressions. See yesterday’s posts by Jon Levin and David Gerstman (here and here) for more on the costs of this American retreat from the world stage”.