By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
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The new John Grisham novel gets three F's -- one for fascinating, another one for facile and a third for fun. In "The Racketeer," Mr. Grisham treats his legions of faithful readers to yet another sure-fire, hard-to-put-down, story-driven thriller. That he does not also provide the reader with the literary equivalent of an earth-moving experience is by this point in Mr. Grisham's productive, prolific career basically beside the point.
Jim Harrison, one of America's premier novelists, is definitely not going gentle into that good night. In his last several novels, Mr. Harrison, 74, has featured old horn toads who sound suspiciously like ... himself.
"Deconstruct" is just the kind of word Jim Harrison hates, along with "iconic," "closure," "embedded," and "making it" (see page 93.) Here's what he has a character say about crime: "No surprise but the TV networks, the news media, and I imagine most writers have got it wrong.