Gershwin got it right: “Summertime, and the livin’ is easy, the fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high.” It’s the season for sitting on the bank of the creek with a fishing pole and letting life come to you. But sometimes those fish aren’t biting, and the flies and mosquitos are. The dog days are soon upon us, and the grumblers will be wondering where to get a peaceful, easy feelin’. It’s the summer of our malcontents.
'Bias" isn't complicated, and recognizing it is so easy a child can see it, and usually does. Every parent discovers this. If bias and the appearance of bias were persons, they would be identical twins whose mother couldn't tell them apart. Though usually personae non grata in law enforcement, these twins palled around with key players in the investigations of Donald Trump's presidential campaign. So, too, the inquiry into Hillary Clinton's handling of classified emails, and it fueled hatred for one and affection for the other. There won't be a satisfactory explanation for the sordid behavior of the Justice Department and its subsidiary, the FBI, until the curious decision that exonerated Mrs. Clinton and targeted Mr. Trump is explained, and in full.