William Barr on Capitol Hill on April 10. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

The Perils of Ignoring History


Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. – George Santayana, “Reason in Common Sense,” The Life of Reason (1905-1906) The Attorney General of the United States is the nation’s top lawyer, not the president’s. Once before, an Attorney General forgot that principle and paid the price. John N. Mitchell, a bond lawyer…