I’ve often said that one of the signs of great writing is the ability to look within even your most hated enemy and find the grain of humanity through which they can be understood and explored by the reader. McKay Coppins’ new profile piece on Newt Gingrich in The Atlantic website is not great writing, just a liberal screed. But as Dorothy Parker said, “You can’t teach an old dogma new tricks.”
Of all the voices being raised against the specter of mob rule in this country, few carry more weight than that of Steve Scalise.
When recently asked about the soaring national debt, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., blamed entitlement spending and Congress’ lack of interest in taking up entitlement reform.
This week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., in preparation for a 2020 presidential run, decided to fight back against President Trump's brutal nickname for her: Pocahontas. Trump, you'll recall, labeled her Pocahontas because for years, she has claimed Native American ancestry. Not only that, she claimed repeatedly that her mother's Native American ancestry drove her parents to elope after her father's family refused to welcome her mother with open arms thanks to their bigotry. As it turns out, Warren could never provide any evidence of Native American ancestry — even though she spent years labeling herself Native American while at the University of Pennsylvania Law School as well as Harvard Law School.
If this outbreak of cheerleading for Warren's rampant dishonesty marks the beginning point of media coverage of the 2020 presidential campaign, it's off to a dismal start.
The grizzly, you see, is California's state animal and adorns its state flag. Yet not a single wild grizzly has been seen in the state in nearly a hundred years.
Earlier this year, Christian cake artist Jack Phillips won a resounding 7-2 victory at the Supreme Court against those who tried to force him to custom design a cake for a same-sex wedding, against his religious beliefs.
For decades, hardworking taxpayers have been fleeing the slow-growth states that permit the firing of employees for refusal to bankroll an unwanted union (now 23 in number) and relocating in faster-growth Right to Work states, where such firings are prohibited. And thanks to data furnished by the Statistics of Income (SOI) division of the IRS, it is possible to calculate the sum total of wages, salaries, and other income taxpayers take with them when they flee.
On October 11, Washington State's Supreme Court unanimously declared that the death penalty was unconstitutional. It cited the “arbitrary and racially based” manner in which the death penalty was invoked as grounds for its ruling.