When Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota began her 30-minute turn at questioning Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday afternoon, Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii was not in the room.
Hirono apparently was not that interested in what she anticipated Klobuchar would have to say.
Or ...Read more
Justice Samuel Alito had a straightforward question, but the lawyer arguing on behalf of the petitioners in Obergefell v. Hodges did not have a coherent answer.
Her central argument in the case: The 14th Amendment's command that the states shall not "deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any ...Read more
All of the pages on Joe Biden's campaign website carry a motto that sits -- appropriately -- at the upper-left corner of the page. It says "Battle for the Soul of the Nation."
The site recently added a page that, beneath this ubiquitous motto, presents a statement from Biden urging the Senate not to vote on President Donald Trump's nomination ...Read more
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ought to be remembered for two things: her attacks on the right to life and her attacks on religious liberty.
In the 2000 case of Stenberg v. Carhart, the Supreme Court considered whether a state could prohibit partial-birth abortion.
What is a partial-birth abortion?
Justice Clarence Thomas answered that with ...Read more
The public elementary and secondary schools in the District of Columbia spent $30,115 per pupil during the 2016-2017 school year, according to Table 236.75 in the Department of Education's "Digest of Education Statistics."
But only 23% of the eighth graders in the district's public schools were proficient or better in reading in 2019, according...Read more
In the fall of 2019, 1,003,524 American high school boys played 11-man tackle football, according to the National Federation of State High School Associations, or NFHS.
That made 2019 the 21st straight year in which at least 1 million American high school boys played football.
No other sport comes close.
According to annual surveys conducted ...Read more
Who should care for and nurture a 3-year-old child? A mother, a father -- or the government?
The Democratic Party and former Vice President Joe Biden have taken an unambiguous stand on this. Caring for 3-year-old children, in their view, is the government's job.
"We are committed to creating a society where children are safe and can thrive ...Read more
If you take Joe Biden at his word, he intends to do something profoundly evil: codify a "right" to deliberately kill innocent human beings and then use federal dollars to pay for that killing.
Back in 2012, when then-Vice President Biden debated Rep. Paul Ryan, who was the Republican vice presidential nominee, Biden conceded a scientific fact -...Read more
John Kasich wants people to believe he is supporting Joe Biden for president because his "conscience" compels it.
Assuming Kasich is being honest about this, a rational observer can draw only one conclusion: He is a moral idiot.
On Monday, the Columbus Dispatch ran a story with this headline: "Kasich Says Conscience Led Him to Biden."
In an ...Read more
Joe Biden did not look to his right for a running mate. He picked someone whose policy prescriptions -- like his own -- are unambiguously on the left.
On Tuesday afternoon, Biden tweeted that he had chosen Sen. Kamala Harris of California to be the Democratic nominee for vice president.
"I have the great honor to announce that I've picked @...Read more
Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota is proposing that the federal government transfer a massive amount of wealth to a class of Americans she perceives to be exploited and descending into desperation.
On Tuesday, she tweeted a video that featured her discussing the issue at a press conference she held last year with socialist Sen. Bernie ...Read more
The word "unsustainable" is often used by politicians and bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., when they are talking about -- rather than acting on -- the federal debt.
Such was the case when then-acting Office of Management and Budget director Russell Vought appeared in the House Budget Committee on March 12, 2019, to talk about President Donald ...Read more
Joe Biden and Henry VIII have something in common. They both decided to use the power of government to force individuals to act against their consciences on matters of profound consequence.
But Henry VIII renounced his Catholic faith. Biden currently declares, "I'm a practicing Catholic."
In 1534, the English parliament declared the king "...Read more