You could pick a name out of the phone book and find someone with better credentials than Caroline Kennedy or Liz Cheney, writes Steve Chapman. But these names are not random. They are household names, made famous by their fathers: John F. Kennedy and Dick Cheney. So the daughters carry an aura of expertise and gravity in politics. But while a family connection may give clues to the policies someone will pursue, it reveals nothing about their abilities. After all, George W. Bush didn't inherit his father's knowledge of international affairs.
A Professor Tried To End a Flirty Email Exchange With a Young Woman. Then She Threatened to Blackmail Him.
When the grad student threatened to publicize their embarrassing correspondence, he reported her. But the university decided he was the villain.
Teen activists are righteously angry—but righteous anger does not produce sound public policy.
The Inspector General Report Is a Huge Blow to the FBI's Credibility. Why Is It Being Treated Like Vindication?
The government's surveillance of Carter Page might not have been improperly motivated, but it was still seriously flawed.
Plus: the foundations bankrolling bad tech policy, they is the word of the year, and more...