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little sisters

Why The Appeals Court Ruled Against Little Sisters

  The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Little Sisters of the Poor have to comply with the Obama administration’s “HHS mandate” on contraceptives, as modified by its “accommodation” for religious non-profits. I have only read part of the published opinion, but I believe the court is...

iran deal

What The Iran Deal Signifies And Why People Are Mad

  President Obama and the P5 +1 powers (the western world, Russia and China) achieved exactly what they wanted with the Iran nuclear deal. Simply, the west is no longer opposing possible Iranian hegemony in the region through slow and gradual increases in cash and weapons along with retained nuclear...

iran nuclear deal

Why The Iran Nuclear Deal Is A Win

  The Iran nuclear deal is a win for the West because it is a loss for ISIS. The deal represents an existential threat to ISIS because it signals a change in Western policy away from the destabilization doctrine welcoming balkanization and chaos and towards the West living with stable...

Iran

How We Finally Arrived At A Nuclear Deal With Iran

After more than 10 years of negotiations to address Iran’s nuclear policy, a nuclear deal has finally been reached. We have certainly entered a new phase in our relationship with Iran. This is the end of a long and harrowing diplomatic journey.   Iran Was Our Ally Under Shah Mohammad...

Sheila Dixon

SRB and Sheila Dixon: Just Say No Baltimore

  As part of a plea deal, Sheila Dixon left office Feb. 4, 2010, the day she was sentenced both for a guilty plea she entered in a perjury case and for her embezzlement conviction in December 2009. She kept her $83,000 pension, and her criminal record was to be...

silent majority

The Vocal Minority That Was The Silent Majority

  The silent majority is an unspecified majority of people in a country or group who do not express their opinions publicly. The term was popularized by U.S. President Richard Nixon in a November 3, 1969, speech in which he said, “And so tonight—to you, the great silent majority of...

decisions

When A Couple Of Decisions Don’t Go Your Way

  In another example of flailing, writhing hysteria over the gay marriage and Obamacare decisions, GOP Presidential candidate Ted Cruz proposed an amendment to the Constitution that would subject the justices to retention elections. Retention elections are a common feature at the state court level, so the idea is hardly...

conservative

Shocker! Wealthy Conservative Says Racist Things

  When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people. –...

dissent

What Happens When Dissent Isn’t Consistent?

  After a weekend where I saw my brother successfully defend his dissertation in Washington DC, and saw two great people and friends get married on the Jersey Shore, I finally managed to read Justices Roberts’ and Scalia’s dissents in Obergefell. Needless to say that my interest was buoyed by...