A writer for The Huffington Post has come up with a novel rebuttal to Donald Trump and other Republicans who advocate amending the U.S. Constitution to eliminate birthright citizenship: It’s unconstitutional!
“It turns out that the very idea of amending the Constitution to end birthright citizenship for the children of immigrants — a move that squarely targets Latinos — would probably be found unconstitutional,” argues Cristian Farias, a legal affairs writer for the site.
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We live in a weird world. Recently, Miley Cyrus criticized the role model status of Taylor Swift because Swift featured guns in one of her music videos:
“That’s supposed to be a good example?” Cyrus said in an interview with Marie Claire published Friday. “And I’m a bad role model because I’m running around with my t[******] out? I’m not sure how t[******] are worse than guns.”
Taylor Swift featured guns in staged combat for her video “Bad Blood,” a song which is apparently Read more [...]
Constitutional Originalism is defined as "a principle of interpretation that views the Constitution's meaning as fixed as of the time of enactment." Originalism is often coupled with what's called "intentionalism," which means that one's understanding of the Constitution and other founding documents is determined by "how the provision was understood at the time it was drafted and ratified."
I'm a Constitutional Originalist, and as such, I don't understand the freakout over Donald Trump's desire Read more [...]
It was a bad day at MSNBC for Hillary Clinton, and the fact that it was MSNBC calling her out probably means that she should be getting worried. However, if she is getting worried she isn’t showing it, yet. Fresh off of her recent comedy attempts, the media has pounced on her for making light of a very serious situation, and Mark Halperin thinks she better wake up because the email scandal isn’t going away any time soon.
JOE SCARBOROUGH, MSNBC: Mark Halperin, what was the response at the fair Read more [...]
The poorest Americans could see their food bills soar thanks to a new swathe of regulations from the Food and Drug Administration.
Passed in 2010, Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) required the FDA to issue new safety regulations for all foods excluding meat and poultry. A new report from the Mercatus Center argues 10 of the FDA regulations have significantly more costs than benefits.
“Imposing ineffective rules on food production is likely to raise food prices and constitute a tax. Read more [...]
Carly Fiorina gave the TSA one star, because zero stars is not listed as an option.
Yelp was hiding the review for whatever reason, but it’s still there. You just have to keep scrolling down and clicking on “continue reading other reviews that are not currently recommended.” Maybe it’s because her review comes across as a campaign ad.
Even so, what she said was true. Eventually, you’ll see hers. And she’s given the TSA one star, although I’m sure she wished she could have given Read more [...]
If the government isn't allowed to institute a gun ban then how can the government give my family that authority?
Under current California law, if a friend or family member claims that someone is a threat to himself or others, a “gun violence protection order” can be issued by the court against that person, and that person would have his firearms confiscated. He wouldn’t be allowed to possess any guns for a year after the protection order was given.
Under a law proposed by state senator Read more [...]
“So, Did you wipe the server or what?” A reporter had the nerve to ask Hillary Clinton this question directly. Her response: “What? Like with a cloth or something?” I guess you can take this as sarcasm or stupidity, depending on which way you lean. Is Hillary Clinton playing dumb? If she were, she wouldn’t be the first politician to do it.
Play dumb, you ask? No, most of them are actually stupid, right? It’s hard to say. It’s certainly true that the list of politicians who have Read more [...]
"You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore." - William Faulkner
Over the last few weeks, ideological conservatives have separated themselves into two groups: the pro-Trumps, and the anti-Trumps. The divide between the two groups has become so stark that people are forgetting there are other options. People on both sides have begun to think in black and white, creating a false dilemma. You're either all in for Trump, or he makes your blood boil so intensely Read more [...]
There’s a case in Paraguay involving a 10-year-old girl who was raped by her stepfather. She conceived, but she was denied an abortion by authorities. CNN’s Dana Bash wanted to know how Mike Huckabee would respond to the situation. Would he, being a white man in the Republican party, want to “force” the child to give birth to the product of an (essentially) incestuous rape? From The Blaze:
The former Arkansas governor acknowledged during his “State of the Union” interview Sunday that Read more [...]
The Human Rights Campaign wants to make sure teachers don’t identify students by the gender the students were born with. In other words, when a teacher is talking to all the students, he shouldn’t address them with the usual "boys and girls." That separates the students by gender stereotypes. To avoid that, teachers should address them as “students,” “friends,” or “scholars.”
Whatever the situation, teachers should never utter the words “boy” or “girl.” For instance, telling Read more [...]