Monday Short Cuts

"It almost inevitably is the case that people have the strongest feelings about the things they know the least about." —Kevin Williamson

Political Editors · Oct. 29, 2018

The Gipper: “Those who say that we’re in a time when there are no heroes, they just don’t know where to look.”

Upright: “It almost inevitably is the case that people have the strongest feelings about the things they know the least about; people who actually know about any subject of genuine interest understand that such subjects tend to be complicated, and that expressions of outrage, however cathartic, do not render them any less recondite.” —Kevin Williamson

For the record: “The truth is the spectrum of violent behavior runs from the far-left extreme of the Bernie Sanders-supporting shooter at an Alexandria baseball field to last week’s mailing of pipe bombs to prominent Democrats to Saturday’s stomach-turning massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue by a Trump-hating neo-Nazi, which made an already awful week even worse. That is the whole range of criminality at the fringes of American politics, a left-right full spectrum of angry, hate-filled obsessives.” —Hugh Hewitt

Political futures: “I’d like to be president.” —serial presidential failure Hillary Clinton

Missing the forest for the trees: “Dear America, I know this is a crazy idea from an ignorant foreigner — but why don’t you just TRY giving up some of your guns, to see what happens? Start with the AR-15, which is now used in almost every mass shooting.” —Piers Morgan

Braying Jenny: “There were armed guards at Columbine, Virginia Tech, Pulse, the high schools in Parkland and Santa Fe, and on and on. A deranged civilian with an AR-15 and a death wish will always overpower security guards. The @NRA wants us to continue escalating this arms race.” —Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts

I.e., “Believe the ones we don’t kill”: “We still believe Julie Swetnick. #BelieveSurvivors” —Planned Parenthood Action

And last… “It was ironic to see many of the same liberals, who recently fought to prop up the world’s most powerful Jew-hating terror state, lecturing us on the importance of combating anti-Semitism. But there they were yesterday.” —David Harsanyi

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