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  • Monthly Archives: May 2009

    The End of Federalism: COPS in Columbus

    During his visit to Columbus, Ohio on March 6, 2009, President Obama touted the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act as the type of “bold action” that is necessary to stimulate the economy. $1.25 million in stimulus funding awarded by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), according to President … More

    Video: Does Cap and Trade Mean the End of Parking Tickets?

    America is going on a big energy diet. Cap and Trade is the policy that our government is pursuing to force Americans to limit the amount of carbon dioxide that we produce. The problem is that America relies on CO2 emitting fuel sources for 85 percent of its energy. So … More

    Score One for Obama on National Security

    The Associated Press reports: President Barack Obama announced Tuesday he is combining White House staffs dealing with international and homeland security, predicting the change will make Americans safer. Obama also is creating a new office intended to communicate more effectively with other countries about U.S. security policy. Heritage fellows Jena … More

    A Troubling Decision, a Troubling Speech, and a Troubling Nomination

    Imagine if you can a situation in which a white federal judge approved the clear and obvious discrimination engaged in by a small Southern town in denying black firefighters promotion by throwing out the results of a civil service examination. Only black firefighters did well enough on the racially-neutral exam … More

    Morning Bell: Sotomayor's Troubling Record

    There’s not a liberal America and a conservative America; there is the United States of America. There’s not a black America and a white America and Latino America and Asian America; there is the United States of America. – Then Illinois state senator Barack Obama, speaking to the 2004 Democratic … More

    N.Y. Times: Sotomayor Ignores Inconvenient Laws

    In its editorial today endorsing Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court, the New York Times makes a bizarre claim that, if true, is extremely troubling. Sotomayor, the paper claims, has not only “repeatedly displayed the empathy” espoused by President Obama, but gone a step further: “She has shown … More

    A Victory for Marriage and Democracy

    Today the California Supreme Court rejected requests by same-sex marriage advocates to strike down Proposition 8, the ballot measure that democratically superseded an earlier decision by the California Supreme Court that redefined marriage to include same-sex unions in that state. In May of 2008, the California Supreme Court interpreted the … More

    On Net, No Change? Not Quite

    Eight hours later, and it’s already become an old canard: Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s elevation to the High Court won’t affect its balance one bit. It may be an effective talking point—the Left seems to think so—but it isn’t true. Consider just one area of law, business law. As concerns businesses … More

    Supreme Court Nominee Sonia Sotomayor in Her Own Words

    Issues Facing Latino Judiciary symposium sponsored by the Berkeley La Raza Law Journal, October 2001: I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion [as a judge] than a white male who hasn’t lived that life. … More

    File This in the Category of Global Warming Absurdity

    “Changing our lifestyles, including our diets, is going to be one of the crucial elements in cutting carbon emissions,” says David Kennedy, the UK’s chief executive of the Committee on Climate Change. Apparently that includes giving up carbon-intensive food: Government advisers are developing menus to combat climate change by cutting … More