by | Jul 13, 2018

In a 72-25 ruling, the Senate confirmed Trump Court of Appeals nominee Mark Bennett to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court.  Trump nominated Bennett on February 12th and he was confirmed July 9th. The majority of votes in favor (46) were…

by | Jun 5, 2018

There was a time, before Obamacare passed, when conservatives felt sure that Obamacare would not pass, could not pass, and if it did pass, it would be reversed. My take back then: It will pass, it will be hated, and…

by | Jun 5, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 7-2 decision in the Masterpiece Cake Shop case makes clear as day what the justices’ careful reasonings merely imply. To wit, the rights of religious freedom and free exercise thereof are anything but elephant traps along…

by | Jun 4, 2018

There was a time, before Obamacare passed, when conservatives felt sure that Obamacare would not pass, could not pass, and if it did pass, it would be reversed. My take back then: It will pass, it will be hated, and…

by | Oct 6, 2017

Bret Stephens, casting himself as one of conservatism’s most conscientious guardians, warned that Donald Trump would blow up the “conservative movement.” He didn’t mention the sticks of dynamite in his own pocket. This week he tossed one out in a…

by | Jun 27, 2017

Nobody ever called the late Rodney King a model citizen of Los Angeles. But he gave the world what was likely the most plaintive, plangent query of our time. He wanted to know, in the aftermath of the L.A. burning,…

by | Jun 4, 2017

Sunday June 4 is opening day of the East Lansing, Michigan, farmers market. But if you’re in the neighborhood you won’t be able to buy fresh produce from farmers Steve and Bridget Tennes. Although the Tennes family has been a…

by | Aug 23, 2016

There’s a quote attributed to Ronald Reagan, “It isn’t so much that liberals are ignorant. It’s just that they know so many things that aren’t so.” It’s also that so many of those things that they know that “aren’t so”…

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