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It’s As If Liberal Journalists Have Coordinated Their Anti-Kavanaugh Screeds


Yesterday, Ezra Klein of Vox, who supported the US Supreme Court invalidating referenda in half the states approved by a majority of voters in each of those states on marriage, declared the Court was becoming anti-democratic. Today, the Editorial Board of the New York Times went with this screed. In short, Senate Democrats need to use the confirmation process to explain to Americans how their...

A Justice Kavanaugh Could Curtail the Federal Administrative State


“I thought I was the president, but when it comes to these bureaucrats, I can’t do a damn thing,” President Harry Truman once said. Indeed, the administrative state is often viewed as another branch of government — a branch increasingly out of control whether viewed from the perspective of the “deep state” or the self-serving bureaucracy. The problem has a great deal to do...

Next Step in the Kavanaugh Confirmation: Pretending


President Trump made a solid pick in his choice of Brett Kavanaugh for the United States Supreme Court. Kavanaugh was not my top choice, and I do not think he is as Clarence Thomas like in his conservatism as some claim, but he will be to the right of Kennedy and another in a long list of sharp legal minds on the Court. In fact, it is rare to see a judge elevated to the Supreme Court who has so...

Guns Matter


There is a large contingent of conservatives muttering overnight about Kavanaugh and Roe. A good number don’t think he’ll be much better than Kennedy on that issue and are only prevented from going off the ledge by Democrat screams about Kavanaugh and Roe. Some are already privately bitching that Kavanaugh’s nomination sets back the pro-life cause, but they still recognize...

Amy Coney Barrett Would Be the Most Logical Pick for Trump


At 9pm tonight, President Trump will announce his Supreme Court pick. People close to the White House have said for several days that Brett Kavanaugh of the DC Court of Appeals is the leading contender. But I cannot help but note an unexplained jump in the price of Amy Coney Barrett of the Seventh Circuit in those online sites that treat things like this like a stock market. In fact, there is an...

Regarding Jim Jordan


I have known Congressman Jim Jordan for the a decade. I have not spent inordinate amounts of time with him, but have spent a good bit of time with him. I think very highly of him. I do not know the Jim Jordan of the early 90’s, but I know the Jim Jordan of now. Jordan is currently tied to a scandal at Ohio State University, where allegations have surfaced about sexual abuse in the athletic...

OMG, People Talked to People!


This New York Times story made me laugh. They blame the “Koch Brothers” for killing a transit plan in Nashville. Naturally, the reporter is a “climate change” reporter. But read the story. The whole angle is a popular mayor was selling something and everyone thought it would pass. Then it didn’t. Must be the Koch Brothers. You have to actually dive in to read about...

In (Partial) Defense of the President’s Border Policy


I believe it is immoral to separate parents from their children, even as a deterrent to illegal immigration. We would not, as a society, slowly drop a man feet first into sulfuric acid to execute him. There are times that people propose policies for deterrence that exceed the level of cruelty we as a society should accept. Just as I support capital punishment, but think a slow drop into acid...

Progressives Will Save the GOP


I have been pretty critical of the Republican Party even though I was, for a time, an elected Republican. I criticized George W. Bush vocally for being what some branded a “big government conservative.” Under Bush, the size and scope of the federal government grew at a reckless rate, not for war, but for domestic public policy. When Bush nominated Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court, many more...

There Is No Conspiracy. There Is No Coup. There Is Corruption and Incompetence.


Christopher Wray, the FBI Director, should be fired. He stood before the nation yesterday and tried to downplay any and all concerns about impropriety at the FBI instead of exercising real leadership and taking ownership of the issues. He should be fired. Thanks to an Inspector General report, we now know James Comey deserved to be fired and President Trump’s only mistake was not firing...

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