Down In History

Whatever the ultimate verdict, the House vote to launch an unlimited impeachment inquiry hurts Clinton where he lives--in the history books

Every so often, before Election Day or a moon landing or the crowning of someone as the new King, we know in advance when history will be made, and so we set the table, bring out the good silver, choose our words a bit more carefully, because the moment is one for the record. It was in honor of that prospect that the tourists lined up in the rain outside the Capitol last Thursday morning, to win a place in the gallery where they could watch the House take up the issue that it has entertained only twice before in 224...

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