“Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday appointed a special counsel to investigate the presence of documents with classified markings found at President Joe Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, and at an office in Washington … Robert Hur, the former Trump-appointed U.S. attorney in Maryland, will lead the investigation.” Are the Trump and Biden cases particularly similar? Not really — though you can bet future office holders are going to be a hell of a lot more careful about handling classified material. Are Trump and Biden similar in any way when it comes to potential criminality or danger to the republic? Of course not. Is Garland bending over backwards to make sure both cases are treated in the same manner, despite these differences? It sure seems like it. Do we need to appoint a special counsel to investigate the scourge of false equivalence? They’d certainly be busy. Will any of these factors matter in our era of rabid politics and 24-hour, single-topic cable shows masquerading as news? Hell no.