Justice Thomas on Reading the Constitution

Justice Thomas puts it almost exactly as I have to my students: …there are really only two ways to interpret the Constitution — try to discern as best we can what the framers intended or make it up. That’s exactly right. Either you try to judge on the basis of what the Constitution says or you make it up as you go.  Liberal interpretive strategies … Continue reading Justice Thomas on Reading the Constitution

“The closest thing to an insight Biden has ever had”

Joe Biden points out something that ought to concern us all: “Mark my words,” the Democratic vice presidential nominee warned at the second of his two Seattle fundraisers Sunday. “It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We’re about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. … Continue reading “The closest thing to an insight Biden has ever had”

Cracking the ACORN

Sarah Palin has demanded that Obama release his communications with ACORN, the group to which he has had close ties in the past and to which he has given $800K for voter registration work during this campaign. The group is under investigation in many states for blatant voter fraud efforts. The Obama campaign’s response: to ask for an investigation of those alleging voter fraud! These … Continue reading Cracking the ACORN

Pirates Save Israel?

There are reports that Somali pirates, by hijacking an Iranian vessel and then mysteriously becoming ill and dying of radiation poisoning, prevented a plot to detonate a ship full of radioactive sand off the coast of Israel. Within a period of three days, those pirates who had boarded the ship and opened the cargo container with its gritty sand-like contents, all developed strange health complications, … Continue reading Pirates Save Israel?

Joe the Plumber and Obama the Tabula Rasa

Maybe, for the first time, the shape of the current race is becoming clear. Joe the Plumber asked Barack Obama about taxes; Obama said that he wanted to “spread the wealth around.” Now the Democrats are researching and attacking Joe, as if it matters who asked the question. What does matter is that Obama’s answer is prompting other questions. James Pethokoukis writes in US News … Continue reading Joe the Plumber and Obama the Tabula Rasa