The recent FBI report on the Clinton eMail investigation is… well.. since both sides are claiming “victory” in it, you know that it is most assuredly not victorious for either side. What is it? At the end of the day, it’s a graywash that in no way, shape or form addresses the real issue.
Earlier this week the Supreme Court ruled that the State of Ohio could go ahead with it’s purge of Voter rolls, as it – the Court held – did not violate the National Voter Registration Act of 1993. This, naturally, has set off a firestorm of accusations that “Republicans are suppressing the vote!” and screeching that the Trump Supreme Court is dangerously (politically) right and therefore he should be impeached or unelected or catch the Ebola. Anything.
The resulting ruling in the case gives us a great view of the political influences at work on the Court. You might think that the Court can easily answer a question, “Is this legal under this law or not?” The problem comes in when two things happen. first, congress writes a law is that both mandates that something be done, and at the same time makes exceptions to that mandate (think the Affordable Care Act). Second, when the policy question of “Why did Congress make this law?” enters into the discussion. once the Court is debating policy, it’s open season on the whole enterprise.
It’s Flag Day on the show.
We start with a re-look at the California Ballot initiative to split into three States. It’s actually quite remarkable what the Initiative is attempting to do, which is turn this issue into a direct-democracy instead of a republican form of government and force Congress to accept the vote as the actions of the State Legislature. Of bigger concern is what would a Flag look like is it had 52 stars instead of 50?
The Pledge of allegiance to the Flag of The United States has caused a good deal of debate and argument through the history of the Country.
And the SCOTUS decides that Minnesota’s ban on “political” buttons, shirts and insignias is unconstitutional, mainly because nobody has any real idea of how vast the definition of “political” can be…
Voters in the State of California will decide to split in November!!!
Not so fast there, Terry Draper…
Tesla might be driving to Mars, but back here on Earth things are not going as gangbusters as we are supposed to believe. In fact, the company is laying off 3700 employees, which represent somewhere close to 9% of their entire workforce…
Are you mad about how the Progressive Left is reacting to the Singapore Summit? Does it make your blood boil when the media tells you that the summit was a total failure? Do you throw things at the TV when Democrats complain about the “amateur” President and his “shaky” foreign policy move? I hate to be the one to tell you this, but we’re just looking in a mirror and seeing a reflection of the worst of ourselves.