By playing his role in a game of overreach, Pence handed Christian conservatives a defeat that did far more than halt their efforts to protect anti-LGBT business owners in Indiana -- it weakened their hand in the battle over "religious liberty" throughout the country.
Justice Ginsburg's intemperate remarks undoubtedly undermine the prestige of the judiciary. If the outcome she fears becomes a reality, however, we may all be very happy to see its legitimacy diminished.
One month ago on Tuesday, a gunman shot and killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. House Republicans plan to mark this milestone with a hearing on a bill that would enable widespread discrimination against LGBT people.
Republicans aren't asking for Clinton to be held to the same standard as other people in similar situations. They are asking the Justice Department to apply one set of rules to everyone else and another, far more draconian standard to Hillary Clinton.
Indicting Clinton would require the Justice Department to apply a legal standard that would endanger countless officials throughout the government, and that would make it impossible for many government offices to function effectively.