The Other McCain

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

‘The Dismantling of Race-Conscious Admissions Would Deal Another Blow to Equity in Science’

Professor Reynolds linked this with the flippant dismissal, “White guy says there are too many Asians.” And perhaps that’s sufficient rebuttal, considering the actual stakes involved in the current situation (see, “Supreme Court can end racial preferences with Harvard and UNC admissions cases,” Mike Gonzalez, Fox News, Jan. 31). It is in fact the case […]

Why Do Democrats (and Rick Wilson) Want to Kill Texas Babies So Much?

In case you missed it this week, the Supreme Court refused to grant an injunction against a new so-called “heartbeat” law in Texas. The law prohibits abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detectable, basically six weeks into gestation — which is only about a month after a pregnant woman would have missed her period. Most […]

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 […]

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