Like most totalitarian regimes, Iran’s leadership is concerned first and foremost with self-preservation and survival. President Ahmadinejad and Grand Ayatollah Khamenei may like to maintain the revolutionary national creation myth by defying the West. Yet in the final analysis, both men surely understand that the deployment of an Iranian nuclear weapon would take away [...]
“Bilderberg conspiracies have become a handicap for the Liberty Movement,” says conservative commentator Jack Hunter in a recent article. “Bilderberg conspiracy theorists have become a political handicap. The Birthers probably have a few interesting points to make, but this doesn’t change the fact that their argument is toxic. It doesn’t change the fact that their [...]
Just minutes after the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to uphold the Affordable Care Act, the Internet was abuzz with various theories, trying to make sense of what, to many, seemed to be a fairly straightforward ruling. Vocal opponents of the bill appear to be grasping at straws, attempting to formulate some kind of explanation [...]
This morning, the Supreme Court released its decision on President Obama’s landmark health care law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare.” Chief Justice John Roberts, appointed to the Court by President Bush in 2005, delivered the majority opinion upholding the entirety of the law, including the individual insurance mandate, the regulations [...]
My coverage of what it was like to be inside the Supreme Court during the health care ruling for Watchdog Wire:
“Hundreds stood in line outside the Supreme Court this morning, waiting to be allowed inside to hear the reading of this monumental case. Hundreds of others gathered in crowds outside, ready to protest or [...]
This might surprise people who believe that the president invented the authority to issue such deportation deferrals. It turns out the policy is not only legal, but was in regular use before the administration’s decision to expand it.
My coverage of the Supreme Court’s ruling at WatchdogWire:
“At the Supreme Court building this morning, spectators were on the edge of their seats as Justice Anthony Kennedy read the court’s ruling to strike down key provisions in Arizona’s immigration law.
The court did uphold the provision requiring officers to check the papers of those [...]
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