abortion

Biden Brigade Misfiring on All Cylinders

Featured image Biden today spoke of “aborting a child” in this first clip. A what? Child, you say. Hmmm. Joe Biden: "abort a child"pic.twitter.com/Kxr2D537LZ — RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 1, 2022 Of course, there’s the old Biden you can also take in: “I do not view abortion as a choice and a right; I think it’s always a tragedy. And I think that it should be rare and safe. And I think »

There’s something about Clarence

Featured image The great Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has set off the lunatic left that powers the throbbing heart of the Democratic Party and its media adjunct. He has set the left off ever since his nomination to the Court by President Bush in 1991. I’m so old I recall Joe Biden’s idiotic performance as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee in the confirmation hearing (and Biden’s descent from 1991 has »

Cashing In On Dobbs

Featured image Democrats, desperate for a life line, are demagoguing the Dobbs decision for all they are worth. Take my state of Minnesota, where Governor Tim Walz and Attorney General Keith Ellison, two of America’s sleaziest politicians, are stoking Dobbs hysteria in hopes of hanging on to their jobs in November. Of course, the Dobbs decision isn’t going to have any impact in Minnesota. The state’s Supreme Court has held that abortion »

Kill for abortion

Featured image To adapt an old thought, hysteria has consequences. The Federalist’s Christopher Bedford documents the depths of the descent in “Never Forget How Vicious And Violent Was The Left’s Top-To-Bottom Anti-Court Campaign.” The editors of Issues & Insights line up the “consequences” in a set of bullet points with links. Their editorial is “The left aborts its right to be called tolerant…or intelligent.” The past few days have put me in »

Veep thoughts by Kamala Harris

Featured image The star of this series sat down for an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash yesterday. CNN has posted the 10-minute video here. Kyle Smith extracts the quotable quotes in his New York Post column today. It is full of material to be memorialized in a little red book akin to Quotations From Chairman LBJ. Smith works to explicate the material in this interview. Bash’s interview focused on the subject of »

The missing statesmanship

Featured image Chief Justice Roberts is a practitioner judicial statesmanship that is occasionally difficult for an outsider to understand. Most famously, Roberts switched his vote on the constitutionality of Obamacare in the face of President Obama’s intimidation. It was a sorry performance that invited more of the same from those for whom it’s all politics. In Dobbs, Roberts’s statesmanship resulted in an eccentric concurring opinion that none of his colleagues on either »

Thomas’s Moment

Featured image Justice Clarence Thomas’s moment has arrived. His majority opinion in Bruen (the gun rights case), and his concurrence in Dobbs, are drawing considerable attention, and rightly so. Among many other virtues, his opinions have managed the dual feat of laying out serious legal and constitutional arguments while trolling the left at the same time. This may be my favorite passage in his Bruen majority opinion: After all, the Second Amendment »

Why the Abortion Hysteria?

Featured image The extent to which liberals have gone bananas over the Dobbs case is a phenomenon that demands explanation. Most liberals, after all, understand that the Court has not banned abortion, or in fact placed any limits on it whatsoever. It has simply remitted the issue of abortion to the political sphere where it was prior to 1973, and where it always has belonged, thus ending a half century of usurpation »

A Dobbs Post Mortem, With Howie Carr

Featured image Howie Carr is one of America’s top radio personalities. He has the big talk show in New England, on which I appear occasionally as a guest. On Friday I was on the show to talk about the Dobbs ruling, and we also touched on the New York firearms decision. It made for an interesting conversation, I think. Here it is; my appearance begins the hour: »

The Unhinged Left in Action

Featured image When I stumbled across this item on Twitter, I first assumed it had to be satire—specifically of “Beto” O’Rourke. But it appears to be real. I think it works better as satire, but your mileage may vary. Too bad we don’t have a category for “Unhinged Left” on our site, so I guess “Sick Left” will have to do. (At least it’s nice to find a leftist who apparently can »

Alighting on Alito

Featured image When some rotten insider at the Supreme Court leaked Justice Alito’s draft opinion in the Dobbs case last month, it reminded me of the invitation we had received from the editors of National Review to comment on the nomination of then Judge Alito to the Supreme Court by President Bush. Our article was published in the November 21 issue of the magazine that year. I dug it out and posted »

And The Biggest Abortion Hypocrite Award Goes To. . .

Featured image I’ve been traveling the second half of this week, and am still digesting the Dobbs and Bruen cases in preparation for a much later than normal Three Whisky (Very) Happy Hour podcast taping tonight with special guest John Yoo, but I at least have time to look at  some of the rank hypocrisy on the left. Start with our doddering president, Slow Joe. The New York Times reminds us: Mr. »

Thoughts on the Dobbs Decision

Featured image Here are some thoughts on today’s landmark Supreme Court decision, in no particular order: * It represents genuine courage. Politicians and others often pat themselves on the back for being “brave,” usually when nothing much is at stake. In this case, we had not just a maelstrom of hysteria but an actual assassination attempt, encouraged if not explicitly condoned by the Democratic Party. Yet five justices stood strong to uphold »

Dobbs Drops, Roe Overturned

Featured image The Supreme Court released its opinions in the Dobbs case this morning. Consistent with the leaked draft by Justice Alito, it overrules the Roe and Casey decisions. You can read the opinions here. I haven’t had time yet to review Alito’s majority opinion to see how closely it conforms to what was leaked. The vote was 6-3, with Chief Justice Roberts concurring in the result. He would have upheld the »

Get Off My Team?

Featured image If I were pro-abortion, that is what I would say to the demonstrators who showed up outside Justice Amy Barrett’s house earlier today. Here they are marching through her neighborhood. Of course, there weren’t many of them: Here they have arrived in front of her house: What is extremely weird about this particular protest is that the women have smeared fake blood over their pants and are carrying dolls meant »

On behalf of Dean McGeveran

Featured image David Jensen is the University of Minnesota Law School’s chief advancement officer. Mr. Jensen has emailed his response to my message to Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Dean William McGeveran, who moderated the Zoom webinar I addressed. I am posting Mr. Jensen’s response verbatim without further comment. * * * * * Dear Scott: Thank you for writing to Professor McGeveran regarding your concerns over the “Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s »

Dear Dean McGeveran: A footnote

Featured image The decline of the University of Minnesota Law School is only a small part of a much larger story and of limited interest at that, but it is my alma mater and traditionally a beneficiary of state funding as part of a public university. I found evidence of rot at the law school in a Zoom webinar promoted in the law school’s recent email newsletter and wrote to Associate Dean »