Well, did you enjoy the Senate Judiciary Committee’s reality-TV miniseries of the Kavanaugh–Ford–Republican–Democrat smackdown? No, me neither. But that deep and very public dive into the muck and the mire which dominated so much of what we still laughably call “the news” for almost a month during September and October seems not to have been enough for some Democrats, foiled of the opportunity with which they thought Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination had presented them to keep him off the Supreme Court—and, incidentally, to wreck the career and reputation of a conservative judge. Representative Jerrold Nadler, for one, has no doubt that the American people’s appetite for character assassination (at least if the character is that of a Republican) and salacious gossip remains undiminished. Vote Democrat, said the...


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