An uncivil war rages inside the walls of the West Wing of the White House, a bitter, acrimonious war driven by a failed agenda, destroyed credibility, dwindling public support and a President who lapses into Alzheimer-like periods of incoherent babbling.
There’s some rare good news today: Some of Washington’s ex-greats — or at least its ex-influentials — are back in the spotlight, providing great patriotic service again. They are issuing the capital’s most clear-eyed insights into the crises that our president and his high command have caused, and then compounded, around the world.
The nomination of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court provides a rare opportunity to have a straightforward debate about what legal interpretation is and should be. Alito is known in certain legal circles as “Scalito” because his views on such questions are said to mirror those of Justice Antonin Scalia.