On Planned Parenthood, the GOP Is Overmatched Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/424952/planned-parenthood-gop-overmatched-david-harsanyi

If for some reason you needed additional evidence that the Republican party is deeply incompetent, unprepared, uncoordinated, and inexcusably lazy, then try watching Cecile Richards’s appearance in front of Congress earlier this week. Now, I get that these kinds of hearings are normally a waste of time, but in this instance, the GOP had some good reasons to project competence. This is, after all, the issue that’s generated so much tension within the party of late. An effective showing — something resembling a smart prosecution — might have allayed a bit of the percolating discontent. Yet there the Republicans were, facing a CEO whose organization performs vivisections on humans and harvests baby brains, and the best they could do most of the time was to alternate between slow-pitching Richards some hangers and ensuring her martyrdom.  Read More