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  • Monthly Archives: June 2010

    Protecting the Second Amendment (But Just Barely)

    In what is probably the most important Second Amendment case in Supreme Court history, the Court today held that the “right of the people to keep and bear Arms” cannot be infringed by the states. In 2008 in District of Columbia v. Heller, the Court for the first time held … More

    Morning Bell: Will Elena Kagan Defend the Rule of Law?

    The Senate Judiciary Committee will begin its hearing today on the nomination of Elena Kagan to be the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Kagan is no stranger to the confirmation process; in fact, she devoted one of her few academic writings entirely to the … More

    Sen. Hatch Calls for Repeal of Obamacare Mandates

    “I’ve been working to dismantle Obamacare,” declared Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT). “We have to fight this terrible law that’s a threat to liberty itself.” These comments came during a June 21st blogger conference call held by Sen. Hatch in which he sought to rally support for two bills aimed at … More

    The Constitution is Still Number One

    Prior to his presidency, Senator Obama famously announced that empathy would be his criteria for selecting judges. Although Sonia Sotomayor deemphasized her empathetic understanding of the law, many on the left still advocate empathy as the criteria for judges. James Gibson is no exception. In a recent article, “Expecting Justice … More

    Donald Rumsfeld: America Remains the Greatest Republic Ever Established

    Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld on Friday participated in the unveiling of his official portrait to commemorate his service as the 21st U.S. Secretary of Defense.  Following are excerpts of his remarks as prepared for the Pentagon ceremony: I have seen our country in times of depression and prosperity, … More

    House and Senate Cloakroom: June 28 – July 2, 2010

    House Cloakroom: June 28 – July 2, 2010 Analysis: Moving in to the final week before the July 4th recess, the House is expected to take up the War Funding Supplemental, which is an $84.3 billion bill that includes only 39% for actual defense and military construction. The bill was originally … More

    Wind Power is More Dangerous than Coal or Oil

    The recent explosions in Massey’s Upper Big Branch coal mine and on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig highlight the tragedy of workplace fatalities.  Though improvement in statistical averages do little to lessen the loss of those whose loved ones have died, the American workplace has gotten safer which means fewer … More

    Early to Bed... to Cut Carbon Dioxide

    For environmentalists to get the carbon dioxide cuts they desire, they need people to dramatically change their behavior. After all, the goal of cap and trade is to increase the cost of energy (85% of which comes from carbon-emitting fossil fuels), in order for demand to fall. But the radical … More

    Zeroing Out Marriage

    President Obama addressed an attentive audience at a community center in Southeast Washington this week and called once again for a “new conversation about fatherhood.”   He also took the occasion to announce a nationwide Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative, which will be complemented by a $500 million Fatherhood, Marriage and Families … More

    Mr. President, Tear Down This… Statue

    It was the dead of night.  Police cordoned off the area and shooed away curious onlookers.  When the townspeople awoke, the city square in Gori, Georgia—the birthplace of Joseph Stalin—was missing its most famous icon. Last night, Georgian authorities finally removed the 20-ft. bronze statue of the former Soviet dictator … More