Daily Archives: July 7, 2011
Some shameless self-promotion: Leading up to next year’s election, The Washington Post‘s “Fix” online political column is sponsoring a contest to select the best political blog in each of the, er, 57 states. If you can’t get by without regular “fixes” of the Locker Room, go here and vote. We appreciate your support!
Michael Barone‘s latest Washington Examiner column tackles a puzzling ruling from the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals: It’s racially discriminatory to prohibit racial discrimination. That’s the bottom line of a decision issued last Friday, just before the Fourth of July weekend, by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. The case wasContinue Reading
Evidently, the Obama regime’s legal experts, who have already done so much to undermine the Constitution and the rule of law, are going to claim that Congress has no authority to impose a debt ceiling that actually restrains borrowing. Read about this new gambit in the game of removing all restraints on the imperial executiveContinue Reading
David Bass’ latest Carolina Journal Online report discusses open-government advocates’ response to the 2011 North Carolina legislative session.
Here’s a link to the information session where Chapel Hill and Kim Strach from the State Board of Elections explain Chapel Hill’s unconstitutional taxpayer financing program. I should point out that the State Board of Elections (SBOE) administers this program, so they deserve as much blame as Chapel Hill. The United States Supreme Court heldContinue Reading
People attending the John Locke Foundation’s regular Shaftesbury Society meeting recently had a chance to hear David Schnare of the American Tradition Institute’s new Environmental Law Center. Now, ATI has prepared a new video to explain the center’s role in the debate about environmental policy.
Known respectively as the author of the Declaration of Independence and the father of the Constitution, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison possess distinct identities within the pantheon of American Founders. But a recent book from a pair of Louisiana State University historians — Madison and Jefferson — focuses on the third and fourth presidents asContinue Reading