Pressed for a serious answer to Israel's excessive use of force against the Palestinians in Gaza, Clinton pandered to the most conservative voters, Jewish and Christian, who mistakenly believe friendship with Israel means supporting any violence perpetrated by its government.
Recoiling from last week's carnage in Brussels, Americans may be attracted to the "tough" posturing of Trump and Cruz. Yet we know that the leaders of Islamic State welcome such signs of panic.
The Supreme Court justice masterminded the 2010 decision to undo a century of public-interest regulation of campaign expenditures in the name of "free speech." He had every reason to know how damaging that decision would prove to be.
Demagogues denigrating New York come and go with boring predictability -- and the nation's greatest city will continue to thrive long after the Texas senator is merely an unpleasant memory.