Michael Sanera

Posts by Michael Sanera (page 3)

  • Arnold Kling’s review of two new and important books

    AEI’s Arnold Kling offers this review of two important books about the rule of law and the spread of Western democracy. In the United States we take peaceful, democratic elections for granted. Because we think of our form of government as clearly superior, we expect that other countries will…
    Michael Sanera, April 2, 2012
  • Steyn on the Supreme Court and the Constitution

    Another great column by Mark Steyn. The United States is the only Western nation in which our rulers invoke the Constitution for the purpose of overriding it — or, at any rate, torturing its language beyond repair. Thus, in this week’s debate on whether Obamacare is merely the latest…
    Michael Sanera, April 2, 2012
  • Just discovered this Washington Examiner feature

    Perhaps that makes me a “Dim Bulb?” Dim Bulb: Michael Tomasky Who: The Daily Beast’s Michael Tomasky What: He wrote yesterday, ridiculing conservatives for lamenting freedoms lost under Obama. “[T]his ‘freedom’ business is simply paranoid and delusional. I defy anyone to name for me a specific and precise freedom…
    Michael Sanera, March 28, 2012
  • Good summary of the Supreme Court arguments

    The Wall Street Journal editorial page provides this summary of Tuesday’s oral arguments.  Questions from Justice Kennedy are encouraging. “Can you create commerce in order to regulate it?” inquired Justice Kennedy, in the first question from the bench. To ask another way, does the Administration think it has plenary…
    Michael Sanera, March 28, 2012
  • Planner Ethics: another oxymoron?

    Last night I made a presentation to the Wendell town commissioners about the JLF’s “Review of the Wake County Transit Report.”  Before the meeting, I had a pleasant conservation with the Wendell city manager, Teresa Piner.  She was interested in my previously published comments about the Raleigh food truck…
    Michael Sanera, March 27, 2012
  • EPA ignores Congress and the Constitution. What else is new?

    EPA’s power grab.  The Obama administration’s fuel economy standards will require an average of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.  CEI’s Marlow Lewis notes that this is not just about the costs but an administrative agency ignoring the Constitution and the will of Congress. The laws used by the…
    Michael Sanera, March 26, 2012
  • Washington Examiner’s take on Liberal attack on Supreme Court

    Liberals are already trying to discredit a possible unconstitutional ruling by the Supreme Court on Obamacare. See this editorial. Sahil Kapur of Talking Points Memo informs us that if the justices respect precedent, “they’ll uphold the law. An ideology-driven move to strike down the mandate, a central component of…
    Michael Sanera, March 26, 2012
  • Face Off: Will vs. Marcus

    Sunday’s N&O featured a wonder example of how the left and right approach the the Obamacare health care law.  George Will provides a powerful legal argument based not on the commerce clause, but on contract law.  Will cites the argument provided by the Institute for Justice (IJ) amicus brief.
    Michael Sanera, March 26, 2012