“The nastiness of the GOP — and therefore of much of our national life,” Jeff writes in his review of Burning Down the House, “can be seen as Gingrich’s most lasting achievement: Nastiness as a virtue, a governing principle, an end in itself.”
It was John F. Kennedy, of course, who issued the call, but no one did more than L.B.J. to commit the U.S. to landing men on the moon and returning them safely to earth.
In American Dialogue, Jeff Shesol writes, the historian Joseph J. Ellis “draws connections between our history and our present reality with an authority that few other authors can muster.”
Bob Woodward “has once again put together a mosaic of multiple impressions and recollections that add up to an indisputable truth,” Jeff tells NBC News. “In this case, that Trump is utterly, disgracefully, dangerously unfit for the job he’s got.”
Jeff tells the story of RFK’s speech — “a prayer, a quiet plea for a shared understanding.”
Jeff live-blogged the State of the Union. His real-time verdict? “It was the sort of speech that sends a person into a fallout shelter alone with his tax cut and his Second Amendment rights.”
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