Federal district judge Reed O'Connor rules that the federal Gun Control Act of 1968 violates the Second Amendment

Ann Althouse 2/12/2015

Notably, O’Connor applied strict scrutiny:

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s 2008 decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, which did not endorse any specific level of scrutiny for future Second Amendment cases, gun rights advocates have been urging the lower courts to practice strict scrutiny whenever appropriate…

…At its core, […]

The movie ‘Selma’ has a glaring flaw

Joseph A. Califano Jr. Opinions The Washington Post 12/26/2014

Joseph A. Califano Jr. was President Lyndon Johnson’s top assistant for domestic affairs from 1965 to 1969.

 

What’s wrong with Hollywood?

The makers of the new movie “Selma” apparently just couldn’t resist taking dramatic, trumped-up license with a true story that didn’t need any […]

Reagan's campaign speech continues to reverberate 50 years later

Michael Barone The Washington Examiner 10/27/2014

On Oct. 27, 1964, 50 years ago Monday, a movie actor and television host delivered a 30-minute speech on primetime national television in support of the presidential candidacy of Barry Goldwater.

There were no visual diversions, and the production values by today’s standards were primitive. Few if any viewers […]

UVA Professor: We Cannot Rule Out a Conspiracy to Kill John F. Kennedy

Michael Kelley Business Insider 10/23/2013

It’s not just crackpots who question the conventional wisdom that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone when he killed President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963.

University of Virginia professor Larry Sabato, author of “The Kennedy Half-Century: The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy” argues that “the […]

Obama’s Chickens are Coming Home to Roost

Keith Koffler White House Dossier 9/6/2013

…If this were Bill Clinton or George W. Bush, I’d think yeah, it will pass in the end. But not this guy. I can’t say that Obama’s motion to attack Syria will fail, but I can’t say it will pass either. Because Obama has acted very unpresidential for the […]

If you ask us, this should end all his political aspirations in 3…2…1…

Jeb Bush: I would govern like Lyndon Johnson as President

Tony Lee Breitbart.com Big Government 15 Feb 2013

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said he would strive to be like Lyndon Johnson, the Democrat famous for expanding the U.S. welfare state through the “Great Society,” if he were elected president.

According to the Miami Herald, […]