If recent events point to the prescience of the print New York Sun, they also reminded me, as if I needed reminding, of the brilliance of Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Moynihan spoke in 1967 — in what became his book Maximum Feasible Misunderstanding — about "the ambiguous role of the FBI, to which, mindlessly, the elite in both situations turned over custody of its most serious political problems."
I'm not quarreling with the idea of delaying a vote on Kavanaugh to allow for further investigation. It's not entirely clear to me, though, that the FBI is the right agency to do it. What is clear is that Moynihan was on to something.