At TAP, Harold Meyerson reaches back into the oeuvre of Laurel and Hardy to come up with a marvelous analogy for the many authority figures in and out of government these days who can document misdeeds as they are happening, but never seem to do anything about it. I would supply quotes from the piece, but to make full sense of it I’d have to quote it all. Just go read it.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.