The Education Bill: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
The following are some proposals in the re-authorization of No Child Left Behind education bill currently being debated in the Senate and House. Besides listing the proposals, I shall try to shed some personal light on the subject since I work part time in education, Without further ado: 1. Would require Secretaries of Education and Interior to study education in rural and poverty areas in | Read More »
A War on Christianity? Surely, You Jest…
The claim that Christianity is under attack in America is not a new one. This line of thought has been used since prayer was taken out of public schools and today forms the substrate of the so-called “culture wars.” To the Left, for example, opposition to abortion is an imposition of religious beliefs upon others. They are ignorant of the fact that a lot of | Read More »
The Left Has Won the Hearts and Minds of Youth
Much has been written about the low voter turnout of those aged 18-30 and especially the 18-24 subgroup, the age category that takes in college students. Although youth turnout has been historically low, the trends are getting worse. Some have hypothesized that they are a group disengaged from society because they feel they have no stake in it. Others note that many of today’s young | Read More »
With Friends Like These: Stephanie Schriock
In the 2008 presidential campaign, in what had to be a stroke of political genius, Barack Obama pulled off one of the greatest feats since the Great Oz fooled the people of the Emerald City. His campaign brilliantly played the race card while Obama himself stayed above the fray. Instead, that role was left to a cadre of supporters and a complicit media. They created | Read More »
Will the Supreme Court Finally Take an Abortion Case?
Let’s go back to Texas in 2013. In that year, the Texas legislature passed H.B. 2, an omnibus bill to regulate abortion in the state. This is the very law that led to the infamous filibuster by state senator Wendy Davis- she of pink sneaker fame. She attempted to parlay that notoriety into a run for Governor, but was humiliated by Gregg Abbott in the | Read More »
What’s Love Got to Do With It?
By now anyone who has some social media account should be aware, the ubiquitous LGBT rainbow and the “Love Wins” meme is all the rage. I pride myself on having a wide variety of friends politically speaking, but I was unaware so many of them were so pro-same sex marriage. By the number of profile picture changes from selfies to rainbow flags, rainbows with hearts | Read More »
The 2014-2015 Supreme Court Term in Review- Part 3
For purposes of this article, this writer is only using Justice agreement in non-unanimous cases. Although there could be varying reasons for reaching a 9-0 conclusion, parsing the differences would prove a time-consuming task. Instead, the purpose of this article is to answer the question whether the Roberts Court generally is drifting Left and if John Roberts in particular is drifting to the Left. Most | Read More »
US Senate Republican First Marking Period Report Cards
We are through the first six months of the 24 months of the 114th Congress. It is time for the GOP report cards after the first marking period. Receiving an A+: Cotton of Arkansas, Inhofe of Oklahoma and Sasse of Nebraska Receiving an A: Barasso of Wyoming, Fischer of Nebraska and Risch of Idaho Receiving an A-: Boozman of Arkansas, Burr of North Carolina, Cassidy | Read More »
Sound the TRUMPets!!!
The amount of commentary here and elsewhere regarding Donald Trump’s entry into the race for President as the Republican nominee requires a response. I admit upfront that I am not a fan of Donald Trump- the businessman, the real estate mogul, the person, or the politician. Most of the commentary centers around three supporting themes that I shall attempt to take on. The first is | Read More »
The Supreme Court Term in Review- Part 2
In part 1, I discussed some criminal law and separation of powers decisions of the Court in the 2014-2015 term. In this entry, I will take a look at some free speech and civil rights cases (and two tax cases that are overblown). First, the two tax cases. In Wynne vs. Comptroller of Maryland , this was a 5-4 decision that ruled the Maryland taxing scheme illegal | Read More »