Two pieces of good news from the Supreme Court came out today, thought they made it by a small majority—they were not the 9-0 decisions we have seen recently.
First of all, the Hobby Lobby case was decided in Hobby Lobby’s favor. The government cannot force Hobby Lobby to fund “contraceptives” and, really, abortifacients and abortions.
I am happy to report that my cynicism about this case has been disproven!
But this victory, as important as it was, and as grateful as we should be Read more [...]
It will be just like Mom and apple pie! Red blood, white paperwork and blue surgical gloves will combine their patriotic colors this Fourth of July weekend in Oregon. The Free Thought Project tells us,
During Independence Day weekend, a time to celebrate US freedom and unalienable rights, Americans in Oregon will be subjected to a “blitz” of ‘no-refusal’ blood-draw checkpoints, as part of a disturbing trend that now extends nationwide.
Local news station KVAL reports that State police Read more [...]
I’m completely in favor of Jessie Lee Herald ceasing and desisting in all sexual reproduction—an activity he has brought to consummation seven times with six women. Nevertheless, there is something about what the court is requiring of this man that makes me nervous about the future.
From the Smoking Gun:
Jessie Lee Herald, 27, struck the agreement earlier this month with prosecutors in Shenandoah County, where he was also facing hit-and-run and driving with a suspended license charges. Herald Read more [...]
From the Times of Israel we read, “Anti-Assad rebels said to seize 95% of Syrian Golan Heights.”
Almost the entire Syrian side of the Golan Heights is now under the control of rebel forces, including radical Islamist groups, a senior Israeli military commander in the area said Friday.
Only the Quneitra border area is still in the hands of forces loyal to President Bashar Assad, Lt.-Col. Anan Abbas, deputy commander of the Golan Brigade, told Israel’s Channel 10. About 95 percent of the Syrian Read more [...]
The ongoing corruption of science is a grave travesty. This shows once again why science--like business, and banking/economics--should be entirely separated from government funding and oversight.
Thus, from the Washington Times, an editorial on “Rigged Science.”
A fractured Supreme Court on Monday largely upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s radical rule designed to shut down the power plants that produce the most affordable electricity. The justices continue to accept the EPA’s Read more [...]
On a political level, I’m not confident that or how much Republican judges are superior to Democrat judges. It depends on the political issue. And I’m not sure what to think about the difference between them (if there is any) when it comes to sentencing non-violent drug offenders.
But if you are the victim of a crime, and want justice imposed on the criminal who hurt you, I am pretty sure that you want God to make sure the criminal ends up in a Republican courtroom.
Last week, in a long Read more [...]
We only have one side of the story here, but it doesn’t look good. A father says that his children were in the habit of taking a church van every Sunday and Wednesday. The van would stop by their house and the children would board it to go to church. So one day he heard the kids go out and get in the van at the regular time.
What he didn’t know was that his eight-year-old had decided to skip church.
According to WCPO:
"My kids run in the house in the living room here and tell me, 'Hey, Read more [...]
The homosexual group wants schools to allow students to have more access to homosexual websites.
According to the Daily Caller, the reason to reduce filtering is that
the gay community has “particular needs” for the internet that call for government action. In particular, the group is urging a reform of the government’s E-Rate policy that they say is blocking low-income individuals and students from accessing important LGBT resources and reaching out to other members of the gay community.
E-Rate Read more [...]
It seems like about every six months a report comes out about how fertility rates in the United States are still quite low. The Pope has even taken to preaching against the use of house pets as substitutes for having children.
Well, it is that time again. Aljazeera, the network that bought out Al Gore’s old media company is reporting on the bad news. (I have to wonder if the old network would have reported this as good news.)
For the second year in a row, deaths of non-Hispanic whites outnumbered Read more [...]
Perhaps you don’t think it should matter if prisoners get ripped off by their phone services. Maybe you’re right. But it still doesn’t make sense to give special monopoly favors to politically-connected corporations to make money off some of the poorest people (not just prisoners, but their families).
According to the New York Times,
Inside the razor wire on Eagle Crest Way, in rural Clallam Bay, Wash., telephone calls start at $3.15. Emails out, beyond the security fence, run 33 cents. Read more [...]
Candidate Barack Obama, according to Patrick Brennan at the National Review, Corner blog, “decried the bank on the 2008 campaign trail as wasteful and 'little more than a fund for corporate welfare.'” He was referring to the “Ex-Im Bank.”
Now, Ralph Nader is calling for the end of that bank. So is Larry Kudlow of CNBC, extolling the Tea Party for attacking the Export-Import Bank.
John Stossel of Fox Business spoke at George Mason University with economist John Boudreaux. Stossel Read more [...]