With the New York Times this morning slandering the eminently qualified judicial nominee Brett Kavanaugh for the crime of having worked for an independent counsel whose appointment the paper itself demanded and for (gasp) the actual White House, the gauntlet has again been thrown down on judges. The Gang of 14 deal last year said that filibusters of judicial nominations would only be permitted in “extraordinary circumstances,” otherwise Republican signatories to the deal would break it and vote to end judicial filibustering altogether. It’s time for another showdown, and Kavanaugh is probably the showdown case. In my view, the Gang of 14 deal will hold and Democratic signatories to the deal will agree to vote for cloture and let Kavanaugh get a fair vote on the floor of the Senate. If not, well…nuclear option it will be. Ronald Cass offers a very judicious analysis of the matter on Real Clear Politics.
Lots of people are wondering just why Democrats rejected President Trump’s plan to reopen government agencies even before he announced the plan. House speaker Nancy Pelosi called it a “non-starter,” and Senate Democratic whip Dick Durbin rejected it even though, as the Daily Caller noted, Trump’s proposal ... Read More
This weekend, Americans traveled from across the country to Washington, D.C., to participate in the March for Life and the Women’s March by walking with their poster art. While the pro-life marchers’ art focused on women and unborn life, the posters of Women’s March attendees, including small children, ... Read More
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The U.S economy is aching for many more highly skilled, technically trained people. But what if men end up limiting their eventual marriage prospects if they pursue careers in the trades or other jobs that don’t require a four-year degree? Some proportion of women who have bachelor's and post-baccalaureate ... Read More
Leon Trotsky — n.b., Millennials: He was Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez before she was — understood the power of single-payer systems: “The old principle: who does not work shall not eat, has been replaced with a new one: who does not obey shall not eat.” The socialist powers of Trotsky’s time made good on ... Read More
You’ve probably seen the viral footage of a Native American beating his drum, surrounded by a crowd of students from Covington Catholic high school. One of them, wearing a MAGA hat, is right in front of him, with a smirk on his face. It was an odd moment combining the end of the March for Life, which the ... Read More