TEN YEARS AGO ON INSTAPUNDIT: Schumer Admits That Ashcroft Was Right About Instant-Checks and Guns. “Last week, Dave Kopel and I explained why Ashcroft is right and Schumer is wrong about the legality of using gun-check records to find out if terrorists bought guns. Now, in a tacit admission that this is the case, Sen. Charles Schumer has introduced a bill to change the law to permit this. But Brock Meeks says that Schumer is a power-hungry idiot in this take-no-prisoners oped.” Well, some things never change.

UPDATE: Reader Jody Green writes: “Love your 10-year flashbacks. How wonderful a vilified ‘By the book’ Ashcroft was compared to a protected ‘Corrupt leftist’ Holder. 10 years is a long time and I am afraid we are not progressing.” Even some lefties have shown signs of Ashcroft-nostalgia now and then.