Thomas Sowell: Paranoid politics

Thomas Sowell: Paranoid politics

By Thomas Sowell Amid all the media analyses of the prospects of each of the candidates in both political parties, there is remarkably little discussion of the validity — or lack of validity — of the arguments these candidates are using. It is as if what matters this election year is the fate of a […]

Michael Barone: February clarifies both parties’ nomination races

Michael Barone: February clarifies both parties’ nomination races

By Michael Barone In 2008, Barack Obama’s great victories in February primaries — Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Virginia and Wisconsin — gave him an unstoppable delegate lead for the Democratic nomination. In 2012, Mitt Romney’s wins in Florida (technically on Jan. 31) and Michigan sent him on his way to the Republican nomination. This year, with […]

Phil Richardson: Antonin Scalia – The Originalist

Phil Richardson: Antonin Scalia – The Originalist

By Phil Richardson The late Supreme Court Justice may have invented that term for himself. If those who originally wrote our Constitution in the 18th century did not address a societal issue, he was not about to try and imagine how they would have voted on these issues had they been alive today. Scalia held […]

Bill Tatro: Round and round we go

Bill Tatro: Round and round we go

By Bill Tatro “Financial conditions in the United States have recently become less supportive of growth” – and thus begins another memorable “Humphrey-Hawkins” testimony from the head of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen. The first go round is with the House Financial Services Committee followed by the Senate Banking Committee. Should you wish to be […]

John Whitehead: The Struggle for justice in the Supreme Court

John Whitehead: The Struggle for justice in the Supreme Court

By John W. Whitehead “We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice, we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself.”—Dietrich Bonhoeffer The untimely death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has predictably created a political firestorm. Republicans and Democrats, eager to take advantage of an opening […]

Thomas Sowell: Tragedy and choices

Thomas Sowell: Tragedy and choices

By Thomas Sowell Amid the petty bickering, loud rhetoric and sordid attack ads in this year’s primary election campaigns, the death of a giant — Justice Antonin Scalia — suddenly overshadows all of that. The vacancy created on the Supreme Court makes painfully clear the huge stakes involved when we choose a President of the […]

Jane Boyer: The three witches

Jane Boyer: The three witches

By Jane Boyer Whose brilliant idea was it to bring three older women together to celebrate and praise the glorious days of their youth in hope of reviving Clinton’s sagging prospects? Whoever it was only exacerbated the fact that the younger generation couldn’t care less about who achieved what and when. The problems facing us […]

Emil Franzi: Conservatives have nothing to worry about

Emil Franzi: Conservatives have nothing to worry about

By Emil Franzi The real results so far into 2016 are simple. Conservatives are way ahead. I may have to beat this one to death. Moderation is a demeanor, not an epistemology. The most radical conservative running for president is Ben Carson. The most liberal is Donald Trump. Look at what they say, not how […]

Denis MacEoin: Free speech vs. Islamic law?

Denis MacEoin: Free speech vs. Islamic law?

By Denis MacEoin House Resolution 569 was introduced to the U.S. Congress on December 17, 2015 and was referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. The resolution is headed: “Condemning violence, bigotry, and hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the United States.” The problem is that the law regarding freedom of speech and of religion, […]

Thomas Sowell: Tragedy and choices

Thomas Sowell: Tragedy and choices

By Thomas Sowell Amid the petty bickering, loud rhetoric and sordid attack ads in this year’s primary election campaigns, the death of a giant — Justice Antonin Scalia — suddenly overshadows all of that. The vacancy created on the Supreme Court makes painfully clear the huge stakes involved when we choose a President of the […]

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