Written by Matt Barber
Judge Richard Posner, a federal judge with the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, recently become a hero to the pro-”gay marriage” left when, by way of a “legal analysis” free from the troublesome constraints of logic, case precedent, biology, tradition and reality in general, he managed to somehow divine a long-hidden constitutional “right” for two dudes to get “married.” “How can tradition be a reason for anything?” an incredulous Posner demanded last month of attorneys defending marriage protection amendments in both Wisconsin and Indiana.
It would seem that Posner’s contempt for tradition extends to all things sexual, up to and including the puritanical presupposition that it’s always wrong for a man to rape a woman. This idea, according to Posner in his 2011 book “Economic Analysis of the Law” (8th edition), is evidently an equally archaic tradition that, like the institution of natural marriage, needs a significant overhaul.… Continue Reading
Written by Leonardo Blair
Celebrated neurosurgeon and conservative darling Dr. Benjamin Carson declared Monday that the “likelihood is strong” that he will make a presidential run in 2016.
Carson told conservative commentator Hugh Hewiitt on “The Hugh Hewitt Show” that if he sees strong support for his candidacy, he will give it his all to win the Republican nomination and the presidential election.
“I know you like debating. And so, the question arises: Will we be seeing you on the presidential debate circuit next year that the Republicans are organizing for those who want the nomination of the party?” Hewitt asked Carson during the interview.
I think the chances are reasonably good of that happening. I’m waiting for a few more months. I want to make sure that it’s clearly something my fellow Americans want me to do.
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Written by Michael Medved
The New York Times described a disappointing Washington rally for Democratic Senate candidates pushing the slogan, “America Needs a Raise.”
Only a few dozen attended the big event and the Times concluded: “The Democrats’ strategy of making an increase in the minimum wage a midterm election rallying cry has been drowned out by world events. The party continues to talk about it, but it appears that few are listening.”
While threats from ISIS, Ebola and Russia certainly dominate the news, the minimum wage was bound to flop as an election issue in any event. Only 2.6 percent of all workers are earning the legal minimum wage—and a sudden, unearned raise for them would tighten business budgets and make it harder for the 97.4 percent who already earn above minimums to win their own raises.… Continue Reading
Written by Michael Medved
Since her disastrous showing in the Iowa caucuses six years ago, Hillary Clinton has stayed away from the Hawkeye State—until a recent visit viewed by many as the unofficial kickoff of her new presidential campaign.
Speaking to more than 5,000 at a “Steak Fry” in Indianola, the former Secretary of State got by far her biggest applause with a ringing declaration that women deserve “equal pay and that means you should get equal pay for equal work.”
Unfortunately, Clinton arrived about 40 years late on this issue: in 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed legislation guaranteeing equal pay for equal work and punishing any businesses that knowingly discriminate against women.
The “equal pay” legislation Democrats push today would merely make it easier for lawyers to file suits, rather than protecting ordinary working women.… Continue Reading
Written by Kelsey Harkness
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal recently accused the Obama administration of making energy more expensive with the goal of making Americans more dependent on government.
“The Left, they like to tell us they are the ones [who] are following science and we’re the science deniers,” Jindal said to a small group of reporters after delivering a speech at The Heritage Foundation to debut his energy jobs plan. “But I think overall, their approach to energy is telling.”
The Republican governor said the “radical” Left wants energy to be scarce and expensive because it empowers the federal government to be more involved in Americans’ lives.
Doing so, the potential 2016 presidential candidate said, essentially allows the Obama administration to decide what kind of car you drive, what kind of home you live in, what kind of education your children receive, what kind of health care insurance is adequate for you, and what size soda you can drink.… Continue Reading
Written by Luke Hamilton
Never one to miss an opportunity to grand-stand, our Vice-President took advantage of the Labor Day weekend to shovel some bullroar on the good people of Detroit. He took to the stump in the Motor City to rattle some cages and rally the rapidly-diminishing troop as only he can. It’s quite fitting that the Vice-President chose Detroit as the backdrop for his performance, given that it’s the poverty-stricken love-child of Organized Labor and Democratic politician.
On a side note, have we ever had a less-professional Presidential administration? If you watch the speech, you’ll see the 2nd most powerful man in the world leaning on the podium like he’s drunk and calling union officials “man”. Clearly it’s too much to ask that Joe maintains a rudimentary grasp of the underlying dynamics involved with major political issues, but couldn’t he borrow a shred of dignity and glue it to his forehead? … Continue Reading
Written by IllinoisReview.com
The Rev. Ira J. Acree, a leader in the Illinois faith community, a social justice activist and senior pastor of Greater St. John Bible Church, today announced his endorsement of businessman Jim Oberweis in his bid to unseat Illinois’ Democratic U.S. Senator Dick Durbin. The endorsement from Rev. Acree, a West Side power-broker, comes just days after Oberweis met with African American clergy on the West Side, and where he expressed his commitment to bringing more jobs to the inner city, encouraging business development and supporting initiatives for safe communities.
“Like any other healthy community we want jobs, a thriving economy, great schools and safe neighborhoods,” said Rev. Acree, explaining why he is supporting Oberweis over Durbin. “We clearly have none of the above. The outlook has gotten even worse over the last six years.… Continue Reading
By Pat Hughes –
In an interview with CNBC, President Barack Obama said: “if you’re basically still an American company but you’re simply changing your mailing address in order to avoid paying taxes, then you’re really not doing right by the country.”
The real question, however, is not why companies are fleeing the USA (and, likewise, states such as Illinois), but why the political establishment continues to drive them out?
If we are committed to “creating jobs,” does it make sense to levy the highest corporate tax rate in the Western world on our biggest and best job creators?
We are doing it wrong. We should reward what we want to see more of, not punish it. If we want our economy to grow and new jobs to be created, then we need to incentivize localized capital investment and entrepreneurial activity in the private sector.… Continue Reading
Written by David E. Smith
The Illinois General Election is just over eight weeks away, and it’s time to roll up our sleeves to help elect great pro-family lawmakers to represent our values in Springfield.
To that end, I am personally asking you to volunteer some time to support the campaign of Heidi Holan who is running for state representative in your district against a pro-abortion, big government incumbent.
Heidi has been a strong voice for our values, working hard to protect parental rights’ policies throughout the state and nation. Illinois risks moral and financial collapse unless we change the status quo and elect candidates of high moral and ethical standards to public office. I am certain that Heidi will be a strong voice for our values in Springfield, but it won’t happen without your help!… Continue Reading
Written by David E. Smith
Our America Fund is broadcasting a political ad (below) targeting Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, specifically about his involvement in the scandal in which the IRS targeted conservative groups.
Needless to say, Durbin’s campaign is upset with the allogations.
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