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Eric Holder
The Senate's Loretta Lynch debacle
The Senate's Loretta Lynch debacle

There's an old joke about the man who kept hitting himself in the head with a hammer. Asked why he could possibly want to deliberately inflict such terrible pain, he responded, "Because it feels so good when I stop." Whether the man in question was a member of the U.S. Senate is not clear, but surely he might have been. At least that would help explain the truly unnecessary impasse over the nomination of Loretta Lynch to succeed Eric Holder as U.S. Attorney General. That the Senate is now poised to finally consent to Ms. Lynch after such a long delay is not an achievement to be celebrated so much as a case of self-inflicted pain finally coming to a merciful conclusion. ...