And the King Said, “Divide the Living Child in Two.”

Ask not for whom the domino tolls

I forgot where I first read about this, but it brightened my day, so I thought I’d share it.

Common law marriage. All states have laws intended to protect women when men “shacked up” with them for years without marrying them. Common law marriage laws give prolonged […]

Colin Quinn Unconstitutional

For you Netflix customers comedian Colin Quinn has a new one-man show up called “Unconstitutional”. In it he riffs on our founding document and how it has been abused over the decades. As with anything like this there are many things he says with which I disagree (there is artistic license vis a vis […]

Meet the New Nanny Same as the Old Nanny

I’m working on a paper about Miguel Cervantes’ Don Quixote that I am presenting in Barcelona,Spain next month. Part of it (the general theme is wisdom and leadership) is a section on socio-legal critique in the book. So I’m reading a book called Law and History in Cervantes’ Don Quixote and came across this […]

Janus Minded

Kim Davis’ mugshot — after her arrest for contempt of court for refusing to sign marriage licenses for gay couples

Let me preface this post by saying we should not be here in the first place. The Supreme Court should never have butted its nose in the gay marriage debate. But here we are […]

Birthright Citizenship debate

Professor John Eastman from Chapman University School of Law has a great summary of the argument against birthright citizenship from a constitutional standpoint in National Review Online. His article is here. It is in reply to an article by Professor John Yoo (of Cal Berkeley School of Law — linked below:

Birthright citizenship has […]

Mandarins Duck Responsibility

The middlest and littlest Turbos enjoying the Animas River in Durango, CO in July 2009

John Hinderaker at Powerline Blog has a great post revisiting the EPA’s Gold King Mine dump into Colorado’s Animas River and the fact that if the EPA had been a private mining corporation there would be hell to pay […]


— Stefan Becket (@stefanjbecket) August 18, 2015

Planned Parenthood is not Pro-Life

Ross Douthat, in today’s New York Times, has a barnburner of an op-ed dismantling the oft-heard liberal defense that defunding Planned Parenthood is not really pro-life because Planned Parenthood does so much for “women’s health” that to funding Planned Parenthood is thus, really pro-life. Douthat calls Bullshit — though in a more erudite fashion.


Listen Son.

Great Crime Stoppers segment? Or the greatest Crime Stoppers segment Evah?

Shame on Him

As I like to tell my kids and students… every silver lining has a cloud. One of the clouds on the silver lining that has been the growth and expansion of America over the past 2 centuries has been the loss of community. There’s not enough time or space her to fully plumb those […]