Partisanship Makes You Stupid

I spent nearly two years in the political weeds monitoring the blathering of professional lunatics, and the experience nearly drove me mad. I learned many things during this time, but one lesson stands out above all others: Partisanship makes you stupid. Partisanship demands total devotion to the … [Read more...]

Restraining “Judicial Activism of the Most Pernicious Sort”

As Mark Twain said of the weather, people grumble a lot about federal courts, but nothing is done about them.  For instance, when the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare’s individual mandate as a tax in June 2012, Jim Huffman, dean emeritus of Lewis & Clark Law School, complained the ruling was … [Read more...]

History Buff: Who’s Most Responsible for ObamaCare?

As the major costs of ObamaCare loom over America, here’s a history quiz: Who’s most responsible for instituting ObamaCare? (a)  President Barack Obama (b)  President George W. Bush (c)  Chief Justice John Roberts (d)  President Franklin Roosevelt The answer is (d) President Franklin … [Read more...]

Abortion and Gun Control: Any Hope for Change?

The shocking trial of abortion provider Kermit Gosnell, who allegedly snipped the necks of babies in a filthy clinic, has stirred outrage even among abortion supporters.  Meanwhile, following the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, CT, in December 2012, the Senate recently rejected a … [Read more...]

Our New Congress: Revisiting Larry Sabato’s “A More Perfect Constitution”

Last week, my brother and I were having lunch with a longtime friend when politics entered our conversation. Because Congress may soon pursue budget cuts and a higher debt ceiling, our friend had strong opinions about members of Congress. She believes Congress is taking too long to resolve these … [Read more...]