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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Shapiro: How Democrats learned to stop worrying and love federalism

Shapiro: How Democrats learned to stop worrying and love federalism


 · October 24, 2018  

In today’s polarized political environment, I’m often asked how I think America can come back together. My answer is pretty simple: we learn to leave each other alone. I didn’t like President Obama much; folks on the left don’t like President Trump. I wanted President Obama and Democrats interfering as little as possible in my life; Democrats presumably feel the same about President Trump and the Republicans. So, here’s a solution: the founders’ solution. It’s called checks and balances, federalism and localism.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

NOT JUST EVIDENCE—EMPIRICAL RESEARCH AND DATA MATTER, TOO

NOT JUST EVIDENCE—EMPIRICAL RESEARCH AND DATA MATTER, TOO

Originally published by Townhall on Oct 10, 2018
Written by Sheriff David Clarke 

The Judge Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary committee has served as many things for self-interested people with an agenda. We have heard that one of the upsides was that it put attention on the issue of rape in America. As if that horrible crime has been ignored in our society. It hasn’t. Others have said it focuses on victims, many who do not report the crime because they won’t be believed. There is no way unfortunately of having accurate data on crimes not reported. Politically, the left has made a cottage industry on using sensitive and explosive issues to hatch a political movement like MeToo, Black Lives Matter (remember hands up, don’t shoot?) and now taking a knee during the National Anthem in the NFL.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Chief Who Was Fired for Marriage Views Wins Major First Amendment Victory

Chief Who Was Fired for Marriage Views Wins Major First Amendment Victory

Monica Burke /  /  

In a major victory for free speech, the city of Atlanta has awarded former Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran with $1.2 million after violating his First Amendment rights.

Cochran was a highly decorated firefighter who served as the U.S. fire administrator after President Barack Obama hand-picked him for the job. In 2010, he agreed to return to his former position as fire chief of Atlanta at the invitation of Mayor Kasim Reed.

In 2012, he received the “Fire Chief of the Year” award for “pioneering efforts to improve performance and service within the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department.”

But his career came to an abrupt halt in 2015 when Reed suspended him without pay for 30 days and ultimately fired him.

The reason? Cochran’s beliefs about marriage.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Justice Kavanaugh and the path of the law

Justice Kavanaugh and the path of the law

OCTOBER 8, 2018 | BY MARK MILLER | SENIOR ATTORNEY

Over the the last several months, I repeatedly have been asked what a Justice Kavanaugh would mean both for PLF cases specifically and the law in general. Now that the possibility has become reality, let’s consider the answers to those questions and a few other questions posed by his recent Senate confirmation.

READ the entire post at PLF  
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