President Trump set off a firestorm last week when he yanked the security clearance of former Obama CIA Director John O. Brennan, who was busy making a career out of bashing the White House. Citing “a series of unfounded and outrageous allegations” about his administration, Mr. Trump said Mr. Brennan was seeking to “sow division and chaos.”
Conservatives are scratching their collective heads as the Department of Justice has ramped up its efforts to review the 70-year-old restrictions that prevent Hollywood elites from getting richer off its predatory business practices. Specifically, the DOJ is investigating the present-day utility of the antitrust settlements between the government and monopolistic movie theaters and music collectives. These agreements have protected consumers for decades, and it would make little sense economically or politically to abandon them today.