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California Plotting to Defy Sanctuary City Crackdown

Lloyd Billingsley, What the radical state attorney general has up his sleeve. The Trump administration aims to withhold nearly $18 million in federal grant money from states that offer sanctuary to illegals. California’s attorney general Xavier Becerra is pondering a plan to grab the federal money and still protect those who entered the country illegally. 

California Sanctuary Surge: Governor Jerry Brown pardons criminal deportees

Lloyd Billingsley, California governor Jerry Brown has pardoned “three veterans deported to Mexico,” as the Sacramento Bee reported. Hector Barajas Varela, who came to the United States “without authorization,” served more than year in prison for shooting at an occupied home. Brown also pardoned Erasmo Apodaca, who served 10 months in prison for burglary, and

A Supreme Court Pick in the Mold of Scalia

Edmund Kozak, As Trump zeroes in on SCOTUS decision, federal judge Steven Colloton emerges as a natural fit. Judge Andrew Napolitano visited Trump Tower this week to advise Trump on the process of choosing a Supreme Court pick. “He was interested in a broad range of ideas and attitudes about the type of person who would

Comparing Andrew Jackson and Donald Trump?

Bob Barr, When Politico Magazine recently asked historians what figure in America’s history compared to the mythos of Donald Trump, answers ranged from Henry Ford to William Randolph Hearst. Yet, there is one historical comparison these experts missed – Andrew Jackson. Jackson and Trump could not have come from more different backgrounds – Jackson, a

Virginia school board takes transgender bathroom case to Supreme Court

A Virginia school board asked the Supreme Court on Wednesday to block a transgender male from using the boys restroom when he comes back to school in September until the high court decides whether to review the case. The Gloucester County School Board filed an emergency appeal with Chief Justice John Roberts in an attempt

The Supreme Court Really Matters in This Election

Albert R. Hunt,  For a half century, presidential candidates have routinely claimed that there are no bigger stakes in the election than the next appointments to the Supreme Court. This year, for the first time since 1968, the dire warnings could actually have an important effect on voting behavior. Since the death of Justice Antonin

Phyllis Schlafly: Male and Female Still Matter in Combat

Less than a year after the Supreme Court decided that marriage no longer needs partners of the opposite sex, the other two branches of the federal government are moving rapidly to eliminate all rational distinctions based on sex. Taken together, these new actions reflect the unscientific (but oh-so-politically correct) dogma that there are no fundamental,

U.S. top court sidesteps major ruling on Obamacare contraception coverage

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ducked a major ruling on a challenge by Christian nonprofit employers to an Obamacare mandate to provide female workers health insurance covering birth control by sending the cases back to lower courts for further proceedings. The court unanimously threw out lower court rulings that had favored the Obama administration

Crooked Politics in Kentucky, Turning over a rock in the bluegrass government

Saint John Hunt, Politics is a blood sport in Kentucky.Following a tense budget battle with Democrats in the legislature, Kentucky’s crusading new Republican Governor Matt Bevin is now taking aim at Kentucky’s history of systemic government corruption, which the FBI Special Agent in charge of unearthing Democrat wrongdoing in the Commonwealth went so far as

Thomas Sowell: Supreme Hypocrisy

If there is one thing that is bipartisan in Washington, it is brazen hypocrisy. Currently there is much indignation being expressed by Democrats because the Republican-controlled Senate refuses to hold confirmation hearings on President Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. The Democrats complain,

Bio of the new White House counsel

NAME: Warren Neil Eggleston. BORN: July 5, 1953, Evansville, Indiana.  EXPERIENCE: Attorney in private practice, 1994-2014; associate counsel to President Bill Clinton, 1993-94; deputy chief counsel for the House Select Committee investigating the Iran-Contra affair, 1987-88; assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, 1981-87; law clerk to Chief Justice Warren Burger, 1979-80;

Unanimous Supreme Court comes at a cost

George Will  Even when Supreme Court decisions are unanimous, the justices can be fiercely divided about fundamental matters, as was demonstrated by two 9 to 0 rulings last week. One overturned a Massachusetts law restricting speech near abortion clinics. The other invalidated recess appointments that President Obama made when the Senate said it was not in recess.