James M. Thunder

James M. Thunder is a Washington, D.C. attorney.

Iran Deal: Not Too Late for the U.S. Senate

 

With respect to the Iranian nuclear deal, President Barack Obama and U.S. Senator Harry Reid (D.-Nev.), the Senate Minority Leader, have played the Republican Senators, the Senate as a whole, and, through them, the American people they represent, for fools, in at least two ways: The Corker-Cardin law that passed both houses of Congress and […]

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Killing Innocents—For A Good Reason: Today’s Herod, Caiaphas, and Pilate

 

You have most probably heard the haunting “Coventry Carol” sung principally during the Christmas season. It recounts King Herod the Great’s massacre of all males under the age of two in Bethlehem described in the Gospel of Matthew 2:1-18. Herod had been outwitted by the three Magi who had not returned to Jerusalem, as he […]

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Selma and the Edmund Pettus Bridge

 

It is a moving photograph (no. 5) by Saul Loeb. Saturday, March 7, 2015. The 50th anniversary of the first Selma to Montgomery March, known as “Bloody Sunday.” The front row includes John Lewis, President Obama’s family, former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura. But in large letters above all of them is “Edmund Pettus Bridge.” It […]

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Immigration Law: What Difference Does It Make to the Hispanic Voter, and Why?

 

According to an election eve poll conducted by Latino Decisions, immigration was the top issue for Latino voters in this election cycle. — National Council of La Raza, Press Release, Thursday, November 6, 2014 What is the truth in this statement now that we know that so many Latinos eligible to vote stayed home? If […]

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Regulating Campaign Spending: The Democratic Drumbeat Continues

 

“We ought to be debating the fact that corporations are now controlling not only the Republican Party, but the government of the United States.”— Howard (“Screamin’”) Dean, November 9, Meet the Press “Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs.”— Hillary (“What Difference Does It Make”) Clinton, October 24, Boston […]

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Lame Duck

 

We’re two years into a lame-duck presidency. How are we doing? How do you like it? There is certainly a bad history of lame-duck presidents. Some call it a “Second Term Curse.” (For example, see Lawrence Summers’ op-ed in August.) In recent history, Nixon resigned, Reagan had Iran-Contra, Clinton was tried by the Senate, George […]

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Joan Rivers, Outpatient Surgical Centers, and Admitting Privileges

 

The comedian Joan Rivers died on September 4. She had undergone a “routine procedure,” an endoscopy, for an examination of her vocal chords, on August 28 at what is termed “an ambulatory surgical center” for outpatient surgery. She experienced cardiac arrest, was taken by ambulance to a hospital, put into a medically-induced coma, and then […]

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Notre Dame at a Crossroads

 

From the title, you may think I am referring to Notre Dame’s decision to invite President Obama to receive an honorary degree and deliver the commencement address to the graduating class of 2009. At the time, Obama had only his election to his credit while, to his discredit, were his pronounced pro-abortion views. The invitation […]

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A Volley of Valentines in Virginia

 

Last month some women started a new front in their long war on men, women and children, a war with so many victims killed — and disabled in soul and body. And they lost. On February 17, Virginia state Senator Stephen H. Martin and other pro-life Virginia legislators received late valentines from the Virginia Pro-Choice Coalition […]

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I Write to Bury the Arizona Bill, Not to Praise It

 

The Arizona bill (SB1062/HB2153) was vetoed, killed, by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on February 26, playing the role of Brutus. Dear readers, fellow Americans, I write to bury it, not to praise it. In her statement vetoing the bill, Governor Brewer said that the bill was, in effect, too ambitious since it did it not […]

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