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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 […]

Sowell Man

Thomas Sowell breaks down the government shutdown into easily digestible chunks.

Even when it comes to something as basic, and apparently as simple and straightforward, as the question of who shut down the federal government, there are diametrically opposite answers, depending on whether you talk to Democrats or to Republicans.

There is really nothing […]

Constitution Day

“It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776, that we have had new thoughts and new experiences which have given us a great advance over the people of that day, and that we may therefore very well discard their conclusions for something more modern. But that […]

Better Late Than Never

Mississippi finally ratifies the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution The circumstances for Dr. Ranjan Batra almost inadvertently inserting herself into Mississippi state history are accidental at best. After seeing Lincoln in theaters last November, he went home and did a little bit of Internet research only to discover the Mississippi never got around to […]

National Sanctity of Human Life Day (Bumped from 1/22/2012)

In January of 1984, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed January 22 — the anniversary date of Roe v. Wade — National Sanctity of Human Life Day (Bush and Bush continued the proclamations, Clinton and Obama did not of course). Politically, he is correct of course in one major way… a correct and reasonable interpretation of […]

Scalia — Friend of Criminal Defendants?

Want to see the polar opposite of the Governor of Oregon mention a couple of posts down? Here’s a great piece from The Los Angeles Times about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia:

Justice Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court’s most outspoken and combative conservative, is not often described as friendly to criminals.

But in […]

Populism, Technocracy or Constitution?

I think you know which one is the right answer. In case you need some ammo for arguments with liberal acquaintances or need a reminder on what it means to govern under constitution National Review‘s Yuval Levin has this great piece (posted online last Tuesday) called “What Is Constitutional Conservatism?” in the upcoming “dead tree” […]

No Hillary — Whose Side Is Your Boss On?

Let me preface the following with this. I think it fairly clear from Article II of the U.S. Constitution that the President — as Commander in Chief — has the prerogative to use military force to protect American interests overseas without asking Congress’ permission. In other words… I think the War Powers Resolution of […]

Apocalypse When

I predict an apocalypse of a different sort coming to California. I don’t know the day or hour, but sometime within the next year or so sounds “good”. From the Los Angeles Times

The Supreme Court ordered California on Monday to release tens of thousands of its prisoners to relieve overcrowding, saying that “needless suffering […]


He’ll be back… as the President of the European Union?

The Austrian-born former body builder, 63, at loose ends as he tries to figure out what his next act should be, reportedly is being advised by aides to return to his native Europe to run for the EU presidency, Newsweek reported.

“In the next […]