The driver behind this wheel had a Tea Party symbol on his license plate and a bumper sticker promoting the candidacy of the Republican running to be governor of Virginia, Ed Gillespie.Frightened children desperately dashed away, futilely trying to escape. Surely the Islamist attacker in Lower Manhattan who slammed into a small school bus on Halloween didn’t have a GOP bumper sticker on his rented Home Depot pickup? This was a different driver, a ferocious conservative wearing dark glasses who existed only in the sick fantasies of left-wingers.These different sorts of pretense, kids’ and adults’, came together to take shape for Halloween 2017.Trick-or-treaters donned their outfits, but a real Halloween horror wearing regular clothes climbed into a truck to chase down children.And like Murder of the Orient Express, it seems almost everyone on the train had a hand in the plot. Then it was that the Washington Free Beacon, a neocon website, engaged a firm of researchers called Fusion GPS to do deep dirt-diving into Trump’s personal and professional life — and take him out.A spinoff of Bill Kristol’s The Weekly Standard, the Beacon is run by his son-in-law. KENDALL At age 75, I find myself reflecting more and more on my youthful experience with apostasy.With a leak to CNN that indictments were coming, Mueller’s office stole the weekend headlines.This blanketed the explosive news on a separate front, as the dots began to be connected on a bipartisan plot to bring down Trump that began two years ago.
I’d guessed wrongly that Ingraham would have flown into the Phoenix area on October 16 and broadcast from a studio here the following morning, while adjusting to the three-hour time difference with the east, before the signing and rally for U. Not knowing her timetable, I wondered if she went on to the Scottsdale Airpark and flew off by 10 p.m., so she could have arrived in Las Vegas, less than 300 miles northwest of the Phoenix area, before 11. Continue Reading By MIKE MANNO By all indications Ruth Neely was a well-respected municipal court judge for the small Wyoming town of Pinedale.In her early 60s, Judge Neely had been appointed and reappointed by various mayors, and approved by city councils, since 1994, for over two decades.Without a law degree, she handled violations of city ordinances, such as parking infractions and barking dogs.Both should be familiar to Catholics who simply want to be good Catholics in the public square. Continue Reading By DEXTER DUGGAN Billionaire at the Barricades: The Populist Revolution from Reagan to Trump, by Laura Ingraham, St. Y., ISBN 978-1-250-15064-6, 320 pages, hardback, .99, 2017.PHOENIX — During her national talk-radio program the morning of October 17, Laura Ingraham said she’d be flying to her book-signing event combined with a political rally in Scottsdale, Ariz., that evening and then, without pausing to spend the night, continuing on to Las Vegas to gamble on some numbers.