The Constitution and Intellectual Dishonesty: Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee

constitutionThe outrage at the Republicans for indicating they will not hold hearings on the President’s Supreme Court nominee is a study in the politics of the Supreme Court and an example of intellectual dishonesty that is rampant in our political discourse on both the left and the right. Let’s consider this latest example.  Continue reading “The Constitution and Intellectual Dishonesty: Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee”

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The Constitution and Intellectual Dishonesty: Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee

Reflections on Our Right to Vote

voteAs I head to the polls here in North Carolina to vote, I was thinking of what it means to me. So few really exercise this right that I wondered if I could come up with arguments that might motivate someone to go to the polls who might not otherwise go. Maybe they are fed up with the discourse and the division in our country. Maybe they just don’t believe their lone vote means anything. Maybe they are disgusted with pandering politicians who say one thing, and do something else. All very good reasons. Continue reading “Reflections on Our Right to Vote”

Reflections on Our Right to Vote

Trump, Free Speech and the Radical Left

free speechI don’t support Trump, though I understand the sentiment that is driving his popularity.  I just don’t believe he has the right solutions for the problems we have.  While the establishment right is as much to blame as anyone for Trump, I also liken it to what happened with Obama: those on the right are falling for pure rhetoric just like those on the left fell for “hope and change”.   Continue reading “Trump, Free Speech and the Radical Left”

Trump, Free Speech and the Radical Left