• Thumbs Down for Justice Roberts

    Thumbs Down for Justice Roberts

    Last week’s Supreme Court rulings on Obamacare (Burwell) and same-sex marriage (Obergefell) were enormously dispiriting for reasons beyond the substantive issues of socialized medicine and same-sex marriage.

  • Quo Vadis, America?

    Quo Vadis, America?

    “Natural law — God’s law — will always trump common law,” said Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and a Christian leader in her own right, “God will have the final word in this matter.”

  • Supreme Court Disasters

    Supreme Court Disasters

    Many people are looking at the recent Supreme Court decisions about ObamaCare and same-sex marriage in terms of whether they think these are good or bad policies. That is certainly a legitimate concern, for both those who favor those policies and those who oppose them.

  • On Obamacare, John Roberts Helps Overthrow the Constitution

    On Obamacare, John Roberts Helps Overthrow the Constitution

    Conservatives are dismayed about the Supreme Court’s complicity in rewriting the Affordable Care Act — its ratification of the IRS’s disregard of the statute’s plain and purposeful language. But they have contributed to this outcome. Their decades of populist praise of judicial deference to the political branches has borne this sour fruit.

  • Coolidge Was America’s Most Successful Conservative President

    Coolidge Was America’s Most Successful Conservative President

    Americans love the 4th of July—and for good reason. Writing to his wife in July 1776, John Adams hailed the Fourth as “the day of deliverance” and predicted that it would be “celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival.” He correctly foresaw these annual celebrations “with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.” On the first anniversary in 1777, the celebrations started, and they have continued ever since.

  • Worse Than the Supremes: Obamacare Economics Is A Taxpayer Bailout in the Cards?

    Worse Than the Supremes: Obamacare Economics Is A Taxpayer Bailout in the Cards?

    The judicial decision to uphold all of the president’s health care subsidies may be very disappointing, but the economics of Obamacare are far worse than whatever constitutional mistakes have been committed by the Supreme Court.

  • Papal Nonsense

    Papal Nonsense

    Pope Francis’ much ballyhooed encyclical on the environment is, unfortunately, riddled with error, unsound science and unwarranted visions of an imminent apocalypse generated to a large extent by free market economics. Like so much information spread by radical environmentalists, the encyclical makes numerous assertions that are either false or dubious, at best. Let’s examine some of the more egregious flaws in the encyclical:

  • It’s the End of America as We Know It, and America Feels Fine

    It’s the End of America as We Know It, and America Feels Fine

    Much of the global population doesn’t realize it, but the most powerful nation in the world threw in the towel today on the entire notion of what it means to live in a “land of liberty,” when its Supreme Court ruled in a 6–3 decision the rule of law no longer matters.

  • Total Depravity: Christian Carnage and Western Indifference

    Total Depravity: Christian Carnage and Western Indifference

    The following represents some of the persecution Christians experienced at the hands of Muslims during the month of April, 2015 alone. One wonders how Western media, politicians, and other foolish talking heads would react if Muslims experienced the same sort and amount of persecution in Western nations in just one month—or even a tithe of it.

  • The Media's Vile Attacks On Conservative Assimilationists

    The Media’s Vile Attacks On Conservative Assimilationists

    I have had enough of smug liberal elites wrapped in their “Celebrate Diversity” banners tearing down minority conservatives.

  • Marilyn Mosby Guilty of What She Seeks to Condemn

    Marilyn Mosby Guilty of What She Seeks to Condemn

    I ask you quite sincerely, What is the moral difference between racially motivated abuses of power by rogue municipal police officers and those by prosecuting attorneys?

  • Facing a Changing World Balance, Obama Makes Odd Choices

    Facing a Changing World Balance, Obama Makes Odd Choices

    Is the world back to where it was around the year 1800? One could come to that conclusion after reading British historian John Darwin’s recent book “After Tamerlane,” which assesses the rises and falls of empires after the death in 1405 of the famously bloodthirsty Muslim Mongol monarch.

  • Love and Hate in Dixie

    Love and Hate in Dixie

    “I will never be able to hold her again, but I forgive you.”

  • Hillary Clinton’s Dodginess is Overpowering Her Message

    Hillary Clinton’s Dodginess is Overpowering Her Message

    Hillary Clinton’s reticence is drowning out her message, which is that she is the cure for the many ailments that afflict the United States during a second Democratic presidential term. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has called her “the most opaque person you’ll ever meet in your life,” but when opacity yields to the necessity of answering questions, here are a few:

  • Mankiller Money?

    Mankiller Money?

    A woman will be on the new $10 bill, bumping Alexander Hamilton aside. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says he will choose the woman by year’s end, based on “input from the public.”

  • From Free Speech Movement to This: Anything You Say May Create Hostile Environment

    From Free Speech Movement to This: Anything You Say May Create Hostile Environment

    The University of California has been the subject of derision lately for its recent faculty seminars designed to wipe out so-called “microaggressions,” which the university describes as “everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs or insults” that “communicate hostile messages” to members of “marginalized” groups. These can be unintentional and even “preconscious” or “unconscious” slights.

  • You're What You Say You Are

    You’re What You Say You Are

    Rachel A. Dolezal, the recently resigned president of the Spokane, Washington, office of the NAACP, has come under a bit of controversy. Both of her parents are white, but for eight years, Dolezal claimed that she was black. In addition to her role as president of an NAACP chapter, Dolezal was an instructor of Africana studies at Eastern Washington University.

  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Seeks to Hurt Consumers

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Seeks to Hurt Consumers

    I’ve done it myself. More than once.

  • Hillary and History

    Hillary and History

    There are no sure things in politics, but Hillary Clinton is the closest thing to a sure thing to become the Democrats’ candidate for president in 2016.

  • NATO-Russia Collision Ahead?

    NATO-Russia Collision Ahead?

    “U.S. Poised to Put Heavy Weaponry in East Europe: A Message to Russia,” ran the headline in The New York Times.