The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Rhetorical Escalation

  After President Trump announced Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee to the Supreme Court on Monday, Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) spent all day Tuesday engaged in a competition to demonize Kavanaugh. If you believe what Democrats tell you, Kavanaugh is the most extreme extremist in the history of extremism. How extreme […]

The Confirmation Circus Begins

  President Trump has announced Brett Kavanaugh as his choice to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, and the political circus of confirmation now begins, a public spectacle coordinated by the Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself). Kavanaugh is “a politically connected member of Washington’s conservative legal establishment,” the New […]

A Narrow Victory for Liberty

  First, the news: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory on narrow grounds to a Colorado Christian baker who refused for religious reasons to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, stopping short of setting a major precedent allowing people to claim exemptions from anti-discrimination laws based on religious beliefs. The […]

Trump Nominates ‘Worthy’ Judge; Democrats Go Into Full-On Panic Mode

  Ramesh Ponnuru at National Review calls Neil Gorsuch a “worthy” appointee to the Supreme Court, “a well-respected conservative whose legal philosophy is remarkably similar to that of Antonin Scalia, the justice he will replace if the Senate confirms him.” The “if” in that sentence expresses a contingency that is difficult to estimate at this […]

Crisis: Justice Scalia Dead at 79

  The voice of conservatism on the Supreme Court, Justice Antonin Scalia, died Saturday at age 79. As soon as I heard the news, the scale of the disaster was apparent. On most cases where conservatives prevailed, the majority was 5-4, and to allow President Obama to replace Scalia with a liberal would tilt the […]

A Prelude to Social Destruction

“Politics is downstream from culture,” Andrew Breitbart often said. This was why I spent Thursday writing 4,000 words — “Let’s Bring Back Guilt and Shame” — in preparation for the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage which, as anyone who had been paying attention could have predicted, was a 5-4 decision with Justice Kennedy as […]

Sympathy For The Prodigal Chief Justice

by Smitty That leaves Chief Justice John Roberts, who was uncharacteristically quiet. If I had to guess, Roberts is less than pleased to find this political hot potato back in the lap of a court he devoutly wants the public to see as nonpartisan. Further, having been identified, and assailed by conservatives, as the late-deciding […]

In Which @PatKasprik Teaches Us That Rape ‘Satire’ Is Acceptable on Twitter

So, @HollyRFisher did this and it went viral on Facebook: In case you didn’t notice, that’s a Chick-fil-A cup in her hand. We are now in Day Six of the Hobby Lobby hysteria, and the Democrat Party propaganda claim that this Supreme Court decision¬†is a theocratic right-wing¬†assault on women’s rights is so firmly embedded in […]

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