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Anatomy of a smear [Editorial]
Anatomy of a smear [Editorial]

Nobody brings out the Republican long knives quite like Hillary Clinton does, and this week, Comedy Central's Jon Stewart coined the perfect name for it: "Brainghazi." It's the merging of the umpteenth investigation of Benghazi with the latest slander to be directed her way, the suggestion by Republican strategist Karl Rove that she's suffered brain damage. Mr. Rove tried to walk back that little smear on Tuesday after a New York Post headline to that effect set the Internet on fire. He told Fox News he never said she had brain damage. But unless the reporter was hearing voices or made up Mr. Rove's remarks at a Los Angeles conference out of whole cloth, his...