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Ray Hartwell
by | Oct 29, 2012

Fox News has aired a riveting “timeline” program, showing in painful detail the unfolding of the terror attack in Benghazi. It was a deadly firestorm of a planned assault aimed at the United States consulate, at American sovereign soil. What’s…

by | Oct 16, 2012

Most mornings I drive to my Pennsylvania Avenue law office from an inside-the-beltway suburb of Washington, D.C. My route takes me different ways, depending on the day and time. So I see various commuting corridors, such as Spout Run, the…

by | Oct 3, 2012

Today I had the pleasure of attending a Federalist Society program that presented a debate on photo ID and related election integrity issues. As is always the case with Federalist Society programs, both sides of the issue were represented by…

by | Sep 17, 2012

In my recent article on the excellent book Who’s Counting?, by John Fund and Hans von Spakovsky, I noted specifically their reference to the measures taken in Mexico to verify the identity of voters at the polls. Mexico is not…

by | Sep 9, 2012

Last Thursday I noted how the Washington Post so cleverly reformatted its daily “headline” emails in a way that facilitated burying stories coming out of the Republican Convention way “down the scroll,” so to speak. On Friday, it seems, the…

by | Sep 6, 2012

Until last month the Washington Post‘s daily “morning headlines” email featured a lead section entitled “Today’s Highlights,” which would link several stories of the “front page” variety. On July 27, for example, the second story listed was captioned “Romney tries…

by | Sep 5, 2012

We invited president Obama, but he did not want to appear in a photo because of the cross on the small fishing boat just off the end of the pier. Also, he noted that this island falls far short of…

by | Aug 14, 2012

Who’s Counting?: How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk By John Fund and Hans von Spakovsky (Encounter Books, $16.99, 256 pages) The cry, “Bring out yer dead,” is dark humor of a high order in the 1975 film…

by | Jun 13, 2012

WASHINGTON — The other week New York’s Mayor Bloomberg boldly proclaimed his city’s intention to ban big soft drinks. Kinda, sorta. The move was both criticized as insufficient and mocked as nanny government gone wild.  Fans of federalism might say…

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