Small Government Is Popular–The GOP Isn’t

Everybody Hates John Boehner The other day, two seemingly contradictory stories appeared in my inbox almost simultaneously. The first was yet another story on how unpopular the Republican Party is right now, thanks to their doomed, incoherent budget strategy: “NBC/WSJ poll: Shutdown debate damages GOP.” The short of it is that only 24% of Americans … Continued

Women In Combat May Kill the Draft – Or Expand It

Senior Pentagon officials today leaked the news that Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta plans to end the military’s long-standing ban on women serving in combat. This decision, which could potentially give women access to over 230,000 previously denied roles, comes on the heels of last year’s move that opened up over 14,000 combat positions to … Continued

Legal Marriage Equality for Skeptics

Author’s note: If you are reading this blog then chances are you support legal equality for homosexual and heterosexual couples, and likely  see no role for government to promote specific values or institutions. If so, know that this essay is not for you. It is for the skeptics in your life who remain unconvinced that … Continued

Summary, Text, and Audio of ObamaCare Supreme Court Hearings

In a rare move, the Supreme Court has allocated 6 hours of oral argument spread over three days to the case of Health and Human Services v. Florida–the constitutional challenge to the Affordable Care Act, commonly called “ObamaCare.” SCOTUS will hear arguments from Monday March 26 to Wednesday March 28. Day 1: The Anti-Injunction Act … Continued