Jim Geraghty

Jim Geraghty


NR senior political correspondent by day, dad by day and night. Author. Podcaster. Intermittent cable news talking head. #TJAMS

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At this point, out of the 11,000 or so captured Islamic State fighters, the U.S. military can guarantee the continued detention of . . . two. Not even the 60 worst-of-the-worst that they had initially hoped to transfer to American custody.

Also in today’s Morning Jolt, Joe Biden made a new campaign promise that included an inherent admission.

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"This isn’t our fight!" The battle against ISIS certainly is our fight, and any comprehension of the interests of the United States would require keeping captured ISIS prisoners behind bars.

Whatever else you think of the Turkish government, Erdogan, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces or anyone else, we have a vital interest in making sure captured ISIS remained locked up. Well, we _had_. They’re loose now.

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Yesterday morning, I wrote, “We’re Not Exporting Our Values to China — We’re Importing Theirs.” Last night, two fans were removed from a preseason NBA games for signs supporting the Hong Kong protesters. The game was in Philadelphia.

Reminder: It's been a month. We never got an explanation about who was in the picture. We never got an explanation about how this ended up on his page. He's still governor.

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Holy @#%, how is this story about a bunch of loons, training 15 kids to commit school shootings and starving them, not the biggest story right now?

If Beto had an R after his name instead of a D, you’d hear he was boarding-school-attending judge’s son who dodged serious charges for the DUI & burglary, used eminent domain to gentrify poor Latino neighborhoods & married into a billionaire’s family.

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A 1997 Fordham Law Review piece described Elizabeth Warren as Harvard Law School's "first woman of color.”

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Oh, and by the way, , deleting the tweet praising Comey doesn’t make it go away WHEN THERE ARE SCREENSHOTS.

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Dear God… I can’t believe this is in that new batch of classified files about the JFK assassination.

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A guy on an FBI watch list pledged loyalty to ISIS and killed 50 people, and the president says this illustrates the need for gun control.

Today marks three months since Ralph Northam’s yearbook came to light. We never got an explanation about who was in the picture. We never got an explanation about how this ended up on his yearbook page, or his nickname “Coonman.” And he’s still governor.

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