Daily Archives: December 8, 2016

The Firearms Accountability Counsel Task Force

A disquieting report from the NYT: After the Orlando nightclub massacre and a string of other mass shootings, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; Covington & Burling; Arnold & Porter; and four other prominent law firms formed a coalition with gun control groups that until now have worked largely on their own. Together, the firms are committingContinue Reading

Re: Gov.-elect Cooper’s first appointments…

Most intriguing of Gov.-elect Roy Cooper’s first administration hires is Brad Adcock, a 30-year lobbyist for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, as legislative director. Interesting that the News & Observer speculates that Adcock will “likely have a contentious relationship with the Republican-led House and Senate,” considering the fact that it’s the eeevilContinue Reading

New N.C. Treasurer will push back against sex-change benefits

News & Observer reports the board of trustees for the State Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees voted last Friday to remove exclusions that prevented healthcare coverage for sex changes and modifications—if they are deemed medically necessary. The change in coverage takes effect Jan. 1. Officials said the new benefit complied with federal lawsContinue Reading

The buck stops … somewhere else

J. Marsolo of the American Thinker website highlights one curious aspect of the Washington Post‘s recent coverage of a Pentagon scandal. The Washington Post reported that the Pentagon buried a report about $125 billion in waste without once mentioning that Obama is president and that Obama did nothing about it. The Post headline dated DecemberContinue Reading

A scheme that might work … unless you understand the Constitution, the law, tradition, etc.

Sean Davis of the Federalist website explains why a liberal scheme to install Merrick Garland on the U.S. Supreme Court wouldn’t work. Having watched continued control of the White House slip away, progressive activists are now furiously searching for ways to rescue Merrick Garland’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court before President-elect Donald Trump takesContinue Reading

Why the sudden outrage over ‘fake’ news?

Scott Greer of the Daily Caller explores the controversy surrounding “fake news.” What is clear is that left-leaning journalists and commentators are more sure than ever that fake news was an important factor in Trump winning the election. This seems a curious conclusion to draw with all of the events of the campaign and theContinue Reading

Liberals discover danger of illiberalism

Charles Cooke of National Review Online ponders liberals’ recent worries about potentially illiberal government policies. By a remarkable coincidence, on the same day that Donald Trump became president-elect of the United States, the progressive Left discovered a distaste for illiberalism. Writing on behalf of the “many scholars/journalists who study illiberal/authoritarian regimes” — all of whomContinue Reading

Arrogance, ignorance, and the response to Trump

Victor Davis Hanson explores progressives’ response to Donald Trump’s election in a column for National Review Online. In media land, Donald Trump is a reckless tweeter; Barack Obama’s outreach to GloZell and rapper Kendrick Lamar is just kicking back and having fun (Lamar’s latest album portrayed the corpse of a judge to the toasting merrimentContinue Reading