Gay Marriage: About the Children Whether We Like It or Not
Two of the more interesting (where “interesting” is a euphemism for “horrifying”) aspects of the debate over gay “marriage” are inexorably intertwined: the decision by the movement’s backers to pretend that there is no strong connection between marriage and children (this is overwhelmingly done by those who do not have children) and a separate but related track to “get government out of marriage,” which is | Read More »
It is Time for Some Honesty.
In a turn of events that should be a surprise only if you’ve never heard of Mitch McConnell before, the Senate — with one heck of a lot of Senate Republicans, including nominal conservatives, agreeing — just decided to hike taxes on small businesses and skip any spending cuts of any kind, and over a third of the Republican caucus including the Speaker agreed. Indeed, | Read More »
Question One in Our National Conversation: Why Did Gun Control Fail the Families of Newtown
Because gun control advocates want to change the law, the burden of proof lies on them; so here is the first question they must answer: Why didn’t restrictive gun control laws save the victims of Newtown?
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To Our Friends at (The) National Review, II
Did any of you notice that Mitt Romney isn’t really very good at campaigning, let alone winning elections? That he lost in 1994, ran screaming in 2006, got his butt spanked in 2008, and only overwhelmed Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum with unholy gobs of money?
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I Am Down on John Roberts.
[promoted from the diaries] I’m taking time from reading the opinion (which itself represents taking time from billing clients), so this will be a quickie. I’m not trying to gainsay Erick at length here (though concededly the title is a provocation), but I do want to get this out. We do not choose justices, on our side, because of policy results; we choose them for | Read More »
I Blame Us All. Don’t Worry: You Will Too.
From the diaries . . . So, as we begin our gallant charge into electoral defeat in November in earnest, I think it’s time to lay the blame for this primary season where it belongs: The voters. We’ve all spent a good bit of time deriding and decrying the Establishment for our current straits, and I truly believe they deserve some criticism. National Review backhanded | Read More »
To Our Friends at (The) National Review
From the diaries . . . So with New Hampshire behind us (and with any luck, never again in front of us), and with my tendency to be overloaded with life to the point at which I catch up on things I meant to write two to fifty-two weeks after they are timely, I wanted to say something about the controversy which was and is | Read More »
The Washington Post Goes All-In On Left Crazy: Welcome Think Tanked!
Many of us received a spam email this morning from the Washington Post, announcing they’d hired yet another left-wing thug cheerleader (snazzy uniform optional) for yet another made-up reporting gig that will inevitably degenerate into yet another look-at-the-dirty-racist-conservatives event. After adding Greg “I Think Union Violence Is Progressive” Sargent and Ezra “The Constitution Is, Like, Really Old and Stuff” Klein, and the late Dave “Kyle | Read More »
It’s Pretty Much Our Own Fault.
From the diaries by Jeff As a friend of mine recently put it, I join the gentleman from Texas’s remarks, and know that I cannot surpass them. I would, however, like to add something to them. Any honest reckoning of the budget deal the House GOP appears to have reached must view it as a result of negotiations in which one side — the Democrats | Read More »
Tags: Boehner is a coward
, budget showdown
, Cantor is a spineless wuss
, Eric Cantor
, GOP leadership
, John Boehner
, planned parenthood
Some Thoughts on Judge Vinson’s Decision on the Mandate
(If he won’t front it, I will. – Moe Lane) While trying to drum up business on Friday, between meetings, I took the time to read U.S. District Court Judge Vinson’s decision on the constitutionality of the mandate. (Opinion here.) I have a few thoughts; however, fair warning: I refused to violate my personal ban on doing legal research — that is, free legal work | Read More »