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by | Jan 19, 2023

In a previous article in these pages, I nominated Clinton v. City of New York as “one of the worst Supreme Court decisions in history.” In that 1998 case, the Supreme Court held unconstitutional the line-item veto, which had allowed…

by | Jan 14, 2023

President Joe Biden’s swap of a birdbrained basketball celebrity who refused to come out of the locker room for the playing of the national anthem — whom, risibly, he called “the best of America” — for the world’s most notorious,…

by | Jan 7, 2023

The House of Representatives’ struggle to elect a speaker has been repeatedly defined as “chaotic” by mainstream media outlets. Apparently, deliberation and debate are signs of disorder and are not to be desired in our society. While the phrase “threat…

by | Sep 18, 2022

Criticisms of originalism are nothing new. The frequency and intensity of originalism’s critics, however, have multiplied since the latest blockbuster Supreme Court decisions on gun rights and abortion. Berkeley Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky has added another salvo in his new…

by | Jun 15, 2022

On Monday, Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser ordered approximately 140 51-star American flags to be flown along Pennsylvania Avenue for Flag Day in support of statehood for the District of Columbia. Bowser’s directive is a violation of the U.S. Flag…

by | Apr 23, 2022

Our national life found its sure basis on a conversation. The Constitution captured the favor and the assent of the American People whose voice it invokes through an extended conversation carried on in the newspapers of the day and yet…

by | Dec 21, 2021

It’s Christmas in America, and we just got our present. Although West Virginia is coal country, its Democratic U.S. senator, Joe Manchin, actually blocked the monstrous sack full that Biden and the Democrats planned to dump on us this Christmas….

by | Dec 21, 2021

For many Americans, Santa Claus arrived early this year — though instead of descending the chimney, he appeared in living rooms courtesy of Fox News Sunday, in the form of Sen. Joe Manchin. As widely reported, Manchin told host Brett…

by | Dec 16, 2021

The U.S. Supreme Court for the second time in two months declined to stop a state vax mandate for healthcare workers pleading religious objections. The court declined to intervene to halt New York’s radical governor, Kathy Hochul, in her stunning denial…

by | Jul 28, 2021

It appears increasingly unlikely that President Joe Biden can finish this year, let alone his term, in the Oval Office. One need not be a physician to see the substantial cognitive decline that’s occurred even since Biden was a candidate….

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