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March 19, 2018

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A Letter To Christians Who Voted for Trump

Look, I understand why frustrated blue-collar workers in the Rust-Belt states voted for Trump. When you’ve been screwed over by both major political parties as much as they have, you tend to do irrational things like vote for someone who has about as much in common with you as you would with a sheep dog.

Democrats Shouldn’t Waste Their Mulligan on Gorsuch

Golfers call it a Mulligan, named after the golfer David Mulligan who, after slicing a shot on his first tee, replaced his ball with another. He originally referred to it as a “correction” shot, but later amended it to say it was a Mulligan. The term stuck and today it is widely understood by most

What To Make of the 9th Circuit Court Decision

  Let’s start with the good news: First, the decision of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals was unanimous. All three judges – one of whom was appointed by a Republican president – rejected the Trump Administration’s request to stay the Temporary Restraining Order of the District Court. So much for this being a political

Could Mitch McConnell’s Gamble Come Back To Haunt Him?

While Democrats rightly insist that the vacant seat on the Supreme Court was stolen from Barack Obama and should do everything in their limited power to prevent Donald Trump from filling it, there is another, potentially more cumbersome problem that could gum up the works, and not for Democrats but for the GOP.  Did Mitch

Brian Sandoval Just Did President Obama a Huge Favor

Okay I get it. On paper it made sense. A moderate Republican replacing one of the most conservative jurists to ever sit on the Supreme Court. Kind of like Eisenhower replacing Reagan as president. Politically, it would’ve put Mitch McConnell and the GOP in a very tough bind. How do you justify blocking a nominee

Replacing Antonin Scalia: What Would Woodrow Wilson Do?

The reality of the situation that this nation finds itself in, for lack of a better word, can only be described as grim. In an election year where it seems the impossible becomes possible, with the candidacy of Trump serving as evidence of the absurd, the situation just became a tad more complicated.  On Saturday afternoon,

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