Mark Kleiman

Defending the Indefensible: Ann Althouse on Trump’s Blood Libel

There’s always something to be learned from watching seemingly intelligent people defending the indefensible. Ann Althouse teaches law at the University of Wisconsin, which implies that her IQ must be above room temperature. (Her moral standing, given her at-best-ambivalence about torture (oh, I’m sorry, that’s merely “harsh interrogation techniques”)  is another matter.)  But her hatred of… Read more »

Better to Remain Silent and Be Thought a Fool…

So John Kasich – remember, he’s supposed to be the sane Republican – is getting the horse-laugh for trying to teach Torah to a bunch of haredi Yeshiva students in Borough Park. (The term “goy-splaining” has been used.) I have to say that I’m a little bit distressed. Now, it’s not that Kasich didn’t make… Read more »