June 30, 2008
What's the matter with California?

This issue isn't specific to California, but it's in the same vein as the popular book "What's the matter with Kansas?" that posited that the middle class votes against its economic interests (read: Democrats) because Republicans use religion and societal issues as wedges. My short answer to that is: So what? Every election requires voters […]

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June 27, 2008
Our rulers' whims

The Supreme Court yesterday, thanks to Justice Anthony Kennedy getting up on the right side of the bed, affirmed that the Second Amendment says what it means and means what it says. For some insightful analysis of the case, I refer you to Dave Kopel, who was one of the lawyers sitting at the counsel […]

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June 27, 2008
Inconvenient truths

CNN's top story right now is another one of those Al Gore specials: "North Pole could be ice-free this summer, scientists say" By Alan Duke CNN (CNN) -- The North Pole may be briefly ice-free by September as global warming melts away Arctic sea ice, according to scientists from the National Snow and Ice Data […]

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June 26, 2008
Evolving standards of decency

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court Legislature took an impromptu survey of the states and decided that since a bunch of them hadn't rushed to extend the death penalty to child rapists in the past few years, that the nation's "evolving standards of decency" prohibits the death penalty for those most despicable people. [PDF of the […]

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June 25, 2008
Bush administration tries affirmative action

The Bush administration got caught using ideological criteria for the hiring of career (not political) lawyers in the Justice Department in the years 2002 and 2006. Justice Department officials illegally used “political or ideological” factors in elite recruiting programs in recent years, tapping law school graduates with Federalist Society membership or other conservative credentials over […]

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June 24, 2008
James Fagan is evil

There's no other way to say it. James Fagan is a defense attorney by trade and a Massachusetts lawmaker because there's people out there that support Democrats like him. In a recent debate on "Jessica's Law," which would require a mandatory minimum of 20 years for the rape of a child under 12, Fagan made […]

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June 24, 2008
The headline was all the warning you needed

I'm not sure the head-honchos at NBC are stupid enough to destroy "Meet the Press" by following this suggestion. Huffington Thinks Olbermann Would Be A Good Fit for MTP The first two words of the headline tell you the rest of it is garbage.

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June 23, 2008
Obama's race ... card

Last week, Sen. Barack Obama put the Republicans on notice: He and his surrogates are going to link criticism of him to racism -- both overt and covert. "They're going to try to make you afraid of me. He's young and inexperienced and he's got a funny name. And did I mention he's black?" Obama's […]

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June 23, 2008
The reason he rejected public financing

After so many years of touting public financing of elections, Barack Obama last week decided that the system he supported was for other people. He said that he needed a lot of money to counter the "smears" that the right would level at him. Like this one: Now that's funny.

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June 23, 2008
Hot, hot, hot

It's been sweltering the past few days here in sunny San Diego. When I arrived home Saturday night after having my Escondido condo sealed up for several days I expected to walk into a sauna. Instead, it was merely a little too uncomfortably warm. I had put the A/C up to a level that I […]

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