Jim Antle championed the Kentucky Massiecre, and James Pinkerton tracked the evisceration of legislative oversight. Samuel Goldman rebuffed the argument for big campaigns, and Scott Galupo identified with Chris Christie. Rod Dreher processed fat America, established that you can’t have it all, admired the confidence of others, and took Goethe’s advice. Noah Millman reviewed Newsies and Nanny Poppins.

Michael Klare linked Obama to Cheney, while Daniel Larison sat on the Republican bench, opposed Syria as a litmus test, warned against Romney’s entangling alliances, wondered how foolish Romney is, assayed centrism, and reported that John Bolton might become secretary of state. Kelley Vlahos asked what happened to Hillary Clinton.