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 […]

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— 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.

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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 […]

The Devil is in the (Lack of) Details

I’ve been harping for awhile on the superabundance of laws in this country. State and federal regulators and legislators have created a series of tripwires whereby any of us can unknowingly commit a felony or some other violation that can cost people anywhere from hundreds of dollars to their homes and businesses (not to mention […]

With These Rings We We Wed

The Colliers from Billings, Montana

Well that didn’t take long. Natahan, Vicki, and Christine Collier, from Billings Montana have applied for a Montana marriage license. From KRTV Great Falls:

We first told you about the Colliers in January of 2015 when the polygamist family appeared on an episode of the TLC show, “Sister Wives.” […]

Abandon All Hope…

11 Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. 12 It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” 13 Nor is it beyond the […]

Wednesday Open Thread

Well organized and written for the educated or well read layperson. If you want to know more about the concept of natural law this is a great book that is smart, but not overwhelmingly so (like Aquinas, Locke or Grotius, et al.)