“The kinds of stuff Bill Cosby used to say” is an unusual gauge—especially now. But if Rudy Giuliani looks at some of the president’s speeches, the former New York City mayor might be surprised to find exactly what he’s looking for.
The members of the University of Oklahoma’s now-disbanded SAE chapter who sang that racist song may indeed have deserved expulsion. But their crime isn’t racism—it’s potentially threatening fellow students.
Everyone’s praising the attorney general’s response to the crisis in Ferguson, Mo.—and rightly so. But before you rip the president’s response, it’s worth noting that Holder’s there because the president put him there.