Can the President Refuse to Enforce or Defend a Law?
Obviously, this title is in reference to two fairly recent acts by Barack Obama: his decision not to defend DOMA in courts, and his decision not to enforce certain aspects of federal immigration law and policy. Both issues are discretely different and require a different analysis. The absolutist view is that which we learned in grade school civics class: the Legislative Branch passes the laws, | Read More »
MSM’s “Weak Tea” Party Protest
You know it’s gotten bad when the Democratic spokesmodels at the reliably liberal Star Tribune are chiding President Obama. In a commentary entitled, ‘Recess appointment flap — a sign of the rule-bending times,’ Strib editor D.J. Tice has some cautionary words for his friends on the left. Using a comparison that is more akin to that of the Tea Party, Tice warns that if we let | Read More »
Two Americans assassinated for the price of one
I’ll not shed a tear for Anwar al-Awlaki, born an American in New Mexico and holding a BS from Colorado State, an MA from San Diego State, and work towards a PhD at George Washington University. Somewhere along the line, he got weird and led several people to attack his country of citizenship. Born of Yemenis and married to a Yemen, he moved to Yemen | Read More »