Dara Kelly, writing in the liberal online journal The Irish Times, says the ongoing battle over St. Patrick’s Day over who can march is making conservatives into fossils. Is she right? Does she understand liberty? Even for those who hold the “wrong” views? Liberty questions aside does it make sense for the conservatives to fight the last battle? So the…Read More »
So any day now the Supreme Court is going to announce their rulings on the two same-sex marriage cases. The New Yorker has a nice interactive chart that shows possible outcomes, ranging from preserving the status quo by upholding Prop 8 and DOMA, to declaring a right to same-sex marriage and federal recognition in the whole country. Notice that no…Read More »
( – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) Gov. Deval Patrick, true to form, has refused to let facts get in the way of a good political statement. Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled that the Obamacare individual mandate survives constitutional challenge because, and only because, of Congress’s power to tax. The law of the land is that the mandate is…Read More »
A new post at mikestopa.com on the Time Magazine cover story of Anthony Kennedy and the upcoming SCOTUS decision on Obamacare entitled: “The Third Stage of Grief is Bargaining.” http://www.mikestopa.com/2012/06/the-third-stage-of-grief-is-bargaining/ Enjoy…Read More »
There are a lot of things that Americans fear about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. They fear that they won’t be able to continue to go to the doctor whom they trust. They fear that once a single consumer — the government — replaces 300 million consumers of drugs and medical technology and then begins to regulate costs,…Read More »
Chuck Schumer is apparently going to hold hearings regarding the 5-4 decision to overturn the McCain Feingold campaign finance bill.
But other Democrats saw little to cheer about. “The Roberts Court has turned back the clock on our democracy by a century,” Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), said Thursday. He called the decision “disastrous” and “scandalous.” Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/s…