The Other McCain

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

SCOTUS Rejects Texas v. Pennsylvania

My podcast partner John Hoge says he is “not completely surprised, but disappointed” by the Supreme Court’s refusal to hear the lawsuit filed by Texas (joined by 17 other states) which argued that changes to election procedures in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan and Georgia were unconstitutional. Jonathan Adler says the decision “should also put an end […]

Justice Amy Coney Barrett

Tonight the Senate voted, 52-48, to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. The rhetoric from Democrats was so over-the-top that viewers of CNN or MSNBC might be forgiven if they believed that, upon her confirmation, Justice Barrett immediately obtained the power to cancel everybody’s health insurance and much else besides. The question needs […]

‘Well, We Just Have to Win Then’

Politics is not about debate. Politics isn’t about compromise. It is not about “image.” Ultimately, politics is about power. This is something Republicans have a habit of forgetting. Because the Republican Party represents the respectable middle class, its leaders tend to be concerned with bourgeois respectability, an encumbrance which does not inhibit Democrats. Having assembled […]

The SCOTUS Circus

The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg was, uh, mourned by liberals who gathered in Washington, D.C., and spontaneously began singing John Lennon’s “Imagine” — an interesting choice: Imagine there’s no heaven. It’s easy if you try. No hell below us. Above us only sky. An atheist hymn for an atheist’s death in an atheist world, […]

Keep Calm and Vote Trump

Everybody’s gearing up to DefCon 1 for the Senate fight over filling the Supreme Court seat formerly held by Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Remain calm. All is well. You need the stoic temperament of Marcus Aurelius in such a crisis. Keep telling yourself: “I don’t care. It doesn’t matter.” This is your mantra. Strive to achieve […]

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dead at 87

  Breaking news: Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died this evening surrounded by her family at her home in Washington, D.C., due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer. She was 87 years old. Justice Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Clinton in 1993. She was the second woman appointed to the Court […]

What Is the Kavanaugh Smear About?

The New York Time revived its smear campaign against Justice Brett Kavanaugh in an article that had to be immediately corrected: The New York Times suddenly made a major revision to a supposed bombshell piece late Sunday concerning a resurfaced allegation of sexual assault by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh — hours after virtually all […]

LGBT Totalitarians Lose Again

Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer want to force you to bake them a cake. Do these two women look like they need more carbohydrates? Are they so starved for calories that their access to baked goods constitutes an emergency requiring government intervention? Alas, these two Democrats in Oregon took advantage of a law against “discrimination” that […]

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