If all there was to designing a cake was slapping on some icing, adding a few letters and colorful swirls, Jack Phillips’s place of business would not be called “Masterpiece Cakeshop,” and he wouldn’t be nearly so renowned for his skills and creativity. He’d just be another guy who sold cupcakes and cookies.
Remember Obamacare? The fight is far from over on the future of the Obama-era health insurance overhaul. Republicans are making a last-ditch effort this year to turn the program and the money over to the state. This isn't full Obamacare repeal, but it would make a world of sense. States would be free to experiment and find ways to reduce costs and provide better services.
Having enjoyed my 82nd birthday, I am part of a group of about 50 million Americans who are 65 years of age or older. Those who are 90 or older were in school during the 1930s. My age cohort was in school during the 1940s. Baby boomers approaching their 70s were in school during the 1950s and early '60s.
Bush-Boehner Republicanism appears to be as dead today as was Harding-Coolidge Republicanism after 1933. And if Trumpism is not the future of the GOP, it is hard to see what a promising GOP agenda might look like.
The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled 7-2 in favor of Jack Phillips, a baker who declined to create a wedding cake to celebrate a same-sex ceremony because doing so would violate his religious belief that marriage is the union of a man and a woman.
Monday’s 7-2 Supreme Court decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission is a big win for the religious liberty of all Americans. The court made it clear that hostility toward religion has no place in America, least of all in our government.
I think we can all relate to this parallel optic. Have you ever been in a grocery store, going down the cereal aisle, and there it is, the irrational kid throwing a temper tantrum because they are not getting the cereal they want. Plainly speaking, the progressive, socialist left is starting to resemble that kid wallowing on the grocery store floor. Going back to the State of the Union Address earlier this year, I will never forget the reaction of the Congressional Black Caucus when President Trump announced that black unemployment was at a historical low. Anyone with a political marketing background would certainly take that optic and craft a simple message: “What makes the left in America happy?” In terms of this missive, I would ask, what kind of cereal does the left want?
Roseanne Barr posted what many are convinced was a racist tweet, and ABC summarily canceled her sitcom. As Roseanne is considered a Donald Trump supporter and Trump is widely accused of racism, people are loosely smearing Trump as responsible for her, however indirectly.
With a number of critical decisions set to be released by the Supreme Court this month, one in particular could have wide-ranging impact on our economy and on the very principle of federalism. In South Dakota v. Wayfair, the Court will decide whether to uphold its earlier decision that states cannot force businesses to collect and remit sales taxes unless the businesses has a physical presence in their state. A bad decision from the court – as well as possible legislation from Congress – would lead to Internet sales taxes that harm hundreds of thousands of small businesses across the nation and change the very face of the Internet economy.