King vs. Burwell: Fears and Issues

    In the previous two articles, I tried to illustrate the complexity of what seems like an open and shut case- one of statutory interpretation based on the clear wording of a law.  If the Supreme Court ever wanted to send a shot over the bow of an increasingly activist regulatory agency like the IRS and, by proxy, other agencies, then striking down the tax subsidies | Read More »

    King v. Burwell and Red State Intellectual Honesty

    On Wednesday the Supreme Court will hear arguments in King v. Burwell, a case testing whether the Obama Administration can gut key provisions of Obamacare. It’s possible that you haven’t heard the case described this way, but the challengers in the case simply seek to have Obamacare provisions promoting the creation of state-run exchanges through federal tax subsidies for healthcare plans on an exchange “established | Read More »

    Stacking the Deck in Fight Over Online Gambling Ban

    After the FCC’s radical decision to regulate the Internet as a public utility through the misuse of a 1934 law, the last thing we need right now is even more government control over the Internet. Yet, that is exactly what Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) is attempting to do by proposing legislation that would federally prohibit online gambling. New Jersey, Delaware, and Nevada have all recently | Read More »

    Always Better to be Stupid than Evil

    made a very perceptive point about how the media treats Republicans: Sen. Ted Cruz said the media and Democrats have a tendency to describe conservatives in two ways: stupid or evil.  “A conservative is either stupid, too dumb to know the right answer, and even worse, if they actually know the right answer, then they’re evil. They want people to suffer,” the Texas Republican said | Read More »

    Defunding Amnesty Failed Because of McConnell

    People are hopping made at Speaker Boehner for throwing in the towel and passing the ‘clean DHS’ bill. But let’s be honest, this was the outcome everyone knew and expected once the Senate passed their ‘clean bill. Conservatives upset at our feedble Republican leadership in Congress are missing our number one leadership problem if they keep whining about Boehner. The worse problem is the GOP | Read More »

    Why Would We Ever Let a Nation Like Iran Have Nuclear Technology?

    Let’s cut to the chase on Iran.  Let’s dispense with this diplomatic dance where we impose sanctions because we think Iran is doing something devious, but then look to make a deal with them because we think they can be trusted.  Let’s decide once and for what we believe Iran’s true motives are and then act accordingly, before we reach a point of no return. | Read More »

    Flushing Out the Left

    In spite of the overwhelming success of American Sniper, it received only one Oscar out of the six categories for which it was nominated. It was a consolation prize most likely—one that allowed the Academy to maintain their façade of integrity, while not causing Hollywood liberals’ heads to explode. But this isn’t about the public sensation the film has become. It’s about another phenomenon: the | Read More »

    Israel vs Iran – The inevitable

    This situation is just a ticking time bomb. Nobody wants to imagine how this ends but look 2, 5, 10, years into the future. It’s inevitable these two countries are going to have a major war at some point. Possibly both having nuclear weapons.  It’s not possible to disarm Iran because they are hellbent on “wiping Israel off the map”. Israel should be worried. The US | Read More »

    Bibi Netanyahu, Churchill of Our Time, Defends Western Civilization at the U.S. Congress

    “There are three types of people in this world: sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs.  Some people prefer to believe that evil doesn’t exist in the world, and if it ever darkened their doorstep, they wouldn’t know how to protect themselves.  Those are the sheep.  Then you’ve got predators, who use violence to prey on the weak.  They’re the wolves.  And then there are those blessed with | Read More »

    Mitch McConnell Should – But Won’t – Adopt Harry Reid’s Rule

    Republicans have seen how Democrats intend to act as the minority party in the Senate, continually blocking bills to thwart the majority.  It is time for to change the Senate rules, just like did last year for the Democrats when he was in charge, to immediately suspend the filibuster rules.  In fact, McConnell should go beyond Reid’s rule, which Reid limited to judicial nominations and | Read More »

    Perhaps We Deserve Hillary & Jeb

    Perhaps We Deserve Hillary & Jeb

    This is as self-indulgent and blatantly ego-stroking as I get. I read Erick Erickson’s RedState piece, “The Fundamental Problem with a Jeb Bush Presidency (and a Hillary Clinton one).”  Beyond the obvious fundamental problems either of these Shakespearean-tragically flawed characters would bring to the White House*, Erick defaults to his law training:  “We are, in short, becoming a nation of men, not a nation of | Read More »

    The Watercooler ~ Bibi’s Historic Speech Open Thread

    The Heritage Foundation’s Daily Signal has provided a YouTube video that will broadcast Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s historic address to a joint session of Congress this morning. Thought I would put it up for those who want to watch and comment. Be blessed, Bibi.

    Rush Limbaugh, Scott Walker and College: What is a career path?

    Rush Orders: I’ve listened to Rush Limbaugh for over 22 years, at 36 I’m a Rush baby. El Rushbo has influenced my thinking greatly; he got to me before I was corrupted by any public school system or college professor. And over that time I’ve struggled with a major theme in his show: What is the Glory of the American Enterprise? Rush Limbaugh is constantly | Read More »

    A Modest Proposal for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netenyahu

    Much ado about Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin “Bebe” Netanyahu’s speech to a joint session of Congress today, on the invitation of the Speaker of the House and over the objections of President Barack Obama.  Increasingly the support of Israel seems to have become a partisan issue or, put more accurately, a defense against the terrorists who threaten Jews, Christians, Americans, Westerners but most of all, | Read More »

    A True Death Cult

    The rise of ISIS has focused attention on a death cult within Islam.  The almost daily reports of the atrocities they commit in the name of Allah, Mohammed, or the Koran are sickening.  If you are brave enough, you brought yourself to watch the 22-minute, slickly-produced video of a captured Jordanian pilot being burnt alive.  I profess that I cannot bring myself to watching these | Read More »