Thomas Sowell: Cheap Politicians

 The recent bribery convictions of former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell and his wife are only the latest in a seemingly never-ending series of convictions of government officials. A little item on the Internet featured government officials in prison, either currently or in recent times. Among them were a mayor of New Orleans, a mayor of […] Read More →

Q&A about court case involving Gov. Scott Walker

 The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is to hear arguments Tuesday to decide if prosecutors can eventually continue a “John Doe” investigation of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s dealings with conservative groups during recall elections in 2011 and 2012. A judge in May halted the investigation, saying prosecutors misinterpreted campaign finance law. Prosecutors are seeking […] Read More →

An ‘LBJ law’ for Kentucky?

Jeff Jacoby,   “My policy on cake,” the ebullient Tory mayor of London, Boris Johnson, once remarked, “is pro having it and pro eating it.” Rand Paul, the Kentucky senator and potential GOP presidential aspirant, has hopes of embracing a similar policy on running for office. Kentuckians, to their credit, aren’t buying it. Paul was elected […] Read More →

Court rules against gay marriage bans in 2 states

 A U.S. appeals court in Chicago has ruled that gay marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana are unconstitutional. Thursday’s decision by a three-judge panel at the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals bumps the number of states where gay marriage will be legal from 19 to 21. The decision was unanimous. The Wisconsin and Indiana […] Read More →

5 things to know about driving while high on marijuana

 The legalization of recreational marijuana in two states — Colorado and Washington — and medical marijuana in more than 20 others has raised concern that there will be more drivers stoned behind the wheel.  What’s not clear is whether that will translate into an increase in fatal crashes. Five things to know about marijuana and […] Read More →

Judge: Obama Facing 10 Years To Life In Prison

 Shepard Smith asked Judge Andrew Napolitano whether or not the Taliban prisoner exchange was legal under the NDAA H.R. 1960 Statute.  The judge explained that the swap was illegal because taxpayer dollars were spent to remove these prisoners from Guantanamo Bay without giving Congress 30 days notice.  However, Napolitano goes a step further by pointing […] Read More →

Louisiana following judge’s order on abortion law

 The Louisiana health department will follow a federal judge’s order and refrain from immediately penalizing doctors who are trying to comply with a new abortion law that requires them to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital, a spokeswoman said Monday. U.S. District Judge John deGravelles issued a temporary restraining order late Sunday that blocked […] Read More →

Nation of Privilege Versus Rule of Law

 These days, the word “privilege” has been reduced to a trite buzzword. That’s a shame, because it used to mean more than just being born into advantageous circumstances. The word, which means “private law” in old French, originally referred to a system in which different groups of people had different rights under the law. If […] Read More →

U.S. judge halts major part of Texas law restricting abortions

 A U.S. judge struck down parts of a law restricting abortions in Texas, saying in a decision on Friday that a provision requiring clinics to have certain hospital-like settings for surgeries was unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel said the so-called “ambulatory surgical center requirement” was unjust because it placed an undue burden on women […] Read More →

Confirmed: Bergdahl prisoner swap broke the law

 At this point, it’s a minor footnote in the saga of this out-of-control Administration, but the Government Accountability Office confirmed today in a letter to the Senate that by executing the swap of Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban big shots without properly notifying Congress, the law was indeed broken: As explained below, we conclude that DOD violated section 8111 […] Read More →

Perry Booked on Corruption Charges as Supporters Rally

 Texas Governor Rick Perry, a possible contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, was booked on political corruption charges inside an Austin courthouse as supporters chanted his name outside. Perry, 64, smiling as he entered and left the courthouse today, told reporters that he would prevail because the charges were “baseless” and an attack […] Read More →