* Last year, I begged my bosses to send me to Philadelphia this July, as I had a hunch that the DNC would get very interesting and raucous. As it turns out, all the fireworks are probably going to be in Cleveland.
* AQ, ISIS and Co. setting off bombs and shooting people everywhere, and Max Boot thinks Trump is the bigger threat.
While we’re on the subject of Max Boot, I have to respond to this.
I hope by now all of you get mighty suspicious when people peddle “the grass is greener over there” tall tales. Europeans claim the United States has better integrated its Muslims, so why can’t Europe do it? Americans claim that Europe has better integrated its Muslims, so why can’t we do it? The St. Louis Post-Dispatch claims that Atlanta’s downtown is booming and vibrant after dark, so why can’t ours be like that? The Atlanta Journal Constitution claims that St. Louis’s downtown is booming and vibrant after dark, so why can’t Atlanta’s be like that?
* Pay close attention, and Camille Paglia just heaved all over the conventional wisdom of 2015 that the Republican Presidential field pre-Trump and not counting Trump was the strongest in a lifetime.