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A ‘Reckoning’ For Bill Clinton? Don’t Forget Starr’s $70 Million Probe

Suddenly it has become fashionable again in liberal circles to flay Bill Clinton for his sexual misconduct, whether real, alleged, or imagined. Amid the national frenzy swirling around the likes of Harvey Weinstein and Roy Moore, prominent journalists and politicians are competing to display their dudgeon over the former president and things he is said […]

November 17, 2017

Hillary Was No ‘Enabler,’ Nor Were Eleanor and Jackie

Of course Hillary Clinton knew that her husband fooled around. So did Eleanor Roosevelt and Jackie Kennedy.

October 6, 2016
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump walks with former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani (L) and his son Eric Trumo (R) through the new Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., U.S., September 16, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Booty Call Rudy: When Giuliani Attacks The Clintons, Remember His Scandals

Why Rudolph Giuliani, who abused his mayoral perks to pursue an adulterous affair, is the perfect Trump surrogate to attack the Clintons’ marriage.

September 28, 2016
Supporters hold signs as Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Lynden, Washington, U.S., May 7, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Lewinsky And Trump: I Tremble For My Country

Did Trump decide this week that invoking Lewinsky’s name would be a good way of changing the press narrative? Of getting the media to swivel its guns from stories about how he was changing his positions, to a story he believed would embarrass Hillary Clinton?

May 10, 2016

Excerpt: ‘Republic Of Spin: An Inside History Of The American Presidency’

David Greenberg examines the complex relationship between our politics-driven media and our media-driven politics in his new book.

February 27, 2016

Don’t Try To Breathe Life Into A Dead Scandal

This just in: Nothing boosts circulation or enhances ratings like a sex scandal. The more prominent the actors and the more prurient the allegations, the better. How else to explain the ugly resurgence of talking about the Clintons’ bedroom dramas?

January 13, 2016

The Bill Card Not ‘Fair Game’ Against Hillary Clinton: So Last Century

I don’t care if “fair game” is in among the politerati. It’s so last century. If Hillary forgave Bill Clinton his sins, that’s good enough for me. He’s like Tom Sawyer grown up; it’s hard to stay mad long, even if he’s dead wrong.

January 1, 2016

The War On Woman: Graham Says We Can’t Trust Hillary, Because Monica!

Senator Graham reached almost 20 years into the past to attack Hillary Clinton, by bringing up the completely irrelevant subject of Bill’s infidelity.

August 4, 2015

Endorse This: Barney Frank vs. Dennis Hastert — Again!

Watch former Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) comment on scandals, sex, consent, hypocrisy — and the kinds of people who make Bill Clinton look like “almost a virgin.”

June 2, 2015

Weekend Reader: ‘The Hunting Of The President’

Fifteen years after its publication, this book still rings with relevance. The crosshairs may have shifted toward Hillary in the last decade or so, but the offensive is still very much engaged and demands a response.

April 12, 2015

Bad Old Days: How Monica Lewinsky Deserves To Be Remembered

Monica Lewinsky must be satisfied to learn that with a few stylish photographs and a few innocuous paragraphs, she can still discombobulate Maureen Dowd, Lynn Cheney, and a swarm of demented figures in American politics and media. Few could resist the chance to reminisce about the tapes, the blue dress, the cigars, the salacious Starr […]

May 9, 2014

Recycling For Fun And Profit: The Imminent Return Of The ‘Clinton Scandals’

Hillary Clinton may well run for president in 2016. Or she may not. But while the nation awaits her decision, both jittery Republican politicians and titillated political journalists – often in concert – will seize upon any excuse to recycle those old “Clinton scandals.” The latest trip around this endless loop began when Senator Rand […]

February 14, 2014

Rand Paul’s Other Job

February 12, 2014