May 18, 2015
Dissent will not be allowed

There's a lot of Hillary Clinton corruption stories out today. Perhaps the biggest one is today's revelation that longtime Clinton confidante and hatchet man Sidney Blumenthal, banned from serving in government by President Obama, instead advised then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on foreign policy while on the payroll of the Clinton Family Foundation Slush […]

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December 14, 2014
Guns are "special"

It's always interesting to see lawyers, judges and gun control advocates lobby for restrictions on gun ownership—a fundamental constitutional right—that they wouldn't tolerate for a moment were it applied to speech. I was pointed (via Twitter) to this article in the Hartford Courant from last week on a hearing before the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals on […]

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June 26, 2013
The death of the California initiative process

The Supreme Court handed down two decisions earlier today on the gay marriage issue. The first struck down the Defense of Marriage Act as being enacted solely because President Bill Clinton, who signed the legislation into law, hates gay people. The second decision was to sidestep ruling on California's Prop. 8, which stated that marriage […]

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June 28, 2012
On the politics

Very briefly, there are some in the blogosphere very desperate to find a silver lining in the nonsensical contortions of Chief Justice John Roberts. The theory goes that Roberts somehow knew that upholding this joke of a tax/not-a-tax law would re-energize the Tea Party, short-circuit an effort by President Obama and his allies on the […]

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June 28, 2012
More thoughts on Obamacare

I encourage you to visit the various legal blogs to get well-reasoned analysis of this morning's travesty against the Constitution and the English language. As a layman and someone who respects language and words, a few thoughts: I wouldn't have been so disappointed with today's ruling if Justice Kennedy had wielded the dagger. So, instead […]

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June 28, 2012
John Roberts, squish

Only “conservatives” seem to turn when they get on the court. Roberts votes to uphold the individual mandate because it’s a tax. Others disagree. “I don't care what the dictionary says ... it's not a tax increase.” Can you say: “Obamacare tax increase.” I know this decision will energize the right for the coming election. […]

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June 27, 2012
About Arizona

I wanted to get around to writing a little about Monday’s before all hell breaks loose tomorrow morning with the Obamacare decision. As those of you who watch the news regularly know, the Supreme Court ruled that while Arizona law enforcement officials could inquire as to the immigration status of people they have stopped for […]

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June 25, 2012
4 lawless justices

Today the Supreme Court released a very brief per curiam opinion that got lost in all the brouhaha surrounding the Arizona Immigration case, which I’ll have some things to day about later. The case is American Tradition Partnership v. Bullock. The case involved some lawless Montana Supreme Court judges who determined that the Citizens United […]

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September 24, 2011
Fundamental rights

I’m not exactly one of those granola-eating, whole food type consumers. I like good-tasting food and if you had to slather the thing in Crisco, bacon and transfats to make it taste good, then that’s all right by me. It’s a free country. At least I thought it was until I came across this classic […]

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June 20, 2011
That liberal media agenda

“The Daily Show’s” John Stewart appeared on Fox News Sunday. In that interview (you can watch the whole thing after the jump), Stewart charged that Fox News was a biased, agenda-driven outlet in a way that the rest of the mainstream media—CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, The Washington Post, The New York Times—are not. Stewart apparently […]

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