This week, Eric Kohn, Dan Hugger, and Dylan Pahman explore some of the big picture questions raised in the wake of the FBI’s executing a search warrant for Trump’s Florida digs, Mar-a-Lago. How should we balance practical political concerns with questions of the rule of law? Would more transparency help? Or would breaking the Department of Justice’s protocol, as former FBI director Jim Comey did about the Hillary Clinton private-server investigation, cause more harm than good? And are we capable of viewing a former president as just another American citizen once he’s left office? Then the guys reflect on the reaction to the violent attack on novelist Salman Rushdie last week. While news outlets claim we’re still searching for a motive for the attack, Iran affirmed the fatwa and bounty on Rushdie’s life, so what’s the mystery? And finally, a piece in The Atlantic accuses rad-trad Catholics of “weaponizing” the rosary. While the original incendiary title has since been edited, wouldn’t it save a lot of embarrassment to have at least one person of faith around to avoid making basic mistakes?


The FBI’s Mar-a-Lago ‘Raid’: It’s about the Capitol Riot, Not the Mishandling of Classified Information | Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review


Do We Believe Our Own Dogma? | Kevin Williamson, National Review


What Comes Next After Mar-a-Lago Search | Morning Dispatch, The Dispatch


Thinking Through the Trump Search | David French, The Dispatch


Salman Rushdie recovering from ‘life changing’ injuries after he was stabbed on stage. Here’s what we know | CNN


Abolishing blasphemy laws in Pakistan will lead to more violence | Farah Adeed, Acton Institute


How Extremist Gun Culture Is Trying to Co-Opt the Rosary | The Atlantic


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