On John McCain’s False Heroism

Major Thomas David Dobbs, my uncle, back in the day.

My latest at Slate went up a couple days ago, after John McCain performed a weeklong drama in which he first revived the Kill Obamacare movement and then, telling reporters, “Watch the show,”  helped bring it to a halt. It was a hero script, but I found it cruel and self-indulgent. I have another script to offer for his next show.

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