Obama Administration Announces Executive Actions On Gun Background Checks

The gist of both executive actions have to do with mental illness:  clarifying what is meant by “mentally ill,” and allowing individuals’ mental health information to be uploaded to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). The Daily Caller reported: One executive action frees states from some of the privacy laws that prohibit the disclosure of patients’ medical information, allowing institutions to input mental health information relevant to gun ownership into the Read more […]

Obama Learns He Is Not Omnipotent; Will He Overreach?

George Orwell said it best: “Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible.” I think of Orwell as one of the most astute political observers of the modern age. So if he is right, we can derive some strategic expectations. If the side that is winning appears invincible, there is no reason to only apply this to the losing side to tell them not to give up. That’s one important application, but we can say more. If, “whoever is winning at the moment will always seem Read more […]