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Supreme Court Sides With Hobby Lobby

June 30, 2014 by


Today, the United States Supreme Court handed down a significant religious liberty decision. In Health and Human Services v. Hobby Lobby, the Court sided with Hobby Lobby, ruling, in essence, that the federal government cannot force closely held corporations to provide health plans that include contraceptives that might induce abortions. These health plans are required, […]

Curious Minds Really Want to Know

June 27, 2014 by


My Berean colleague Mark Smith wrote a very nice blog on the two cases decided by the United States Supreme Court yesterday.  I commend it to you. But we were really hoping, I think, to hear from  the Court on the Hobby Lobby case.  You remember it. The Affordable Care Act (now in effect four years) […]

Gridlock is Good

June 27, 2014 by


Yesterday (June 26) the White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest (we could only wish) said, regarding immigration, “We’re not just going to sit around interminably for Congress.”  He went on to say that the Obama administration was growing impatient with Congress.  Well, this isn’t exactly earth-shattering news.  We have known for say, seven years, that […]

Supreme Court Unanimously Rules Against Obama Administration–Twice!

June 26, 2014 by


President Barack Obama seems intent on pushing the boundaries of executive power. The Supreme Court, at least for today, has said ‘enough.’ Two cases handed down on Thursday highlight the breach between the Court and the President. In NLRB v. Canning, the issue seems rather abstract.  The President appoints a host of people, but many […]

Obama and the Bergdahl Release

June 2, 2014 by


President Obama, unfortunately, does not seem all that interested in obeying the law. The list of overt illegality continues to grow and diversify. Beyond immigration and the Affordable Care Act, the President now flouts the law as it relates to military matters. The Obama Administration, through intermediaries, negotiated the release of Bowe Bergdahl, an American prisoner of […]

Poisoning Not (Necessarily) a Federal Crime under a WMD Treaty, or, Small Victories

June 2, 2014 by


The United States Supreme Court has issued a ruling in the little-known but important case of Bond v. U. S.  The facts are as follows:  One Carol Bond discovered that her husband was having an affair with Carol’s best friend.  She decided the best way to respond was to spread a poisoned chemical on surfaces […]

Progressivism Come to Fruition

May 25, 2014 by


President Obama, in a speech at a fundraiser this week, made the comment that ““Obviously, the nature of the Senate means that California has the same number of Senate seats as Wyoming. That puts us at a disadvantage,” (Read more:  Now he may have meant it simply as a fact that Democrats must deal with, but I am a […]