This has been an extraordinary week, beginning with the president’s assurance of post-election flexibility to Russian President Medvedev, and followed by three days of high stakes arguments before SCOTUS about the Constitution and the country’s future. Last night Hillsdale College President Larry Arnn and I spoke to a crowd of 900 folks on the crisis we face, and I close out this week’s broadcasts with an hour devoted to a conversation with two old friends who are very clear eyed about the world, Mark Levin and Frank Gaffney.
Mark’s new book Ameritopia was the subject ofmy hour-long conversation with The Atlantic’s Conor Friedersdorf yesterday, and the subject matter of Ameritopia was very much at the heart of the arguments before the Court this week, and indeed they illuminate the very great problem in President Obaam’s assurance to the Russians. Peggy Noonan gives voice to this gnawing and growing concern: Can we trust this president? And the Justices must be asking themselves the same thing, though in a much broader form: Can we trust not just this president but the federal government now and forever with as much power as Obamacare confers on it?
The answers are no and no. A detailed explanation of why is available right now in Ameritopia, and I hope you get a copy for yourself and for your friends and read through it in the weeks ahead.
The transcript of my conversation with Mark will be posted at this link later this evening.
Now, if you haven’t already seen the first season of Game of Thrones, try and get caught up before season two begins Sunday night. Warning: Not for those who are troubled by violence and sex.
But great ripping fun and escapism. And after this week, we can all use a little escapism. Here’s a review of the show from The Atlantic’s Christopher Orr.
And the return of Indians baseball. And an Ohio State win on Saturday.