Following years of war and with rapidly changing political ideologies and technologies, Americans find themselves desperate for integrity in their institutions. With so much change occurring many seek hope and place their faith in those things that are quintessentially American. Instead they receive scandal and corruption and the entire institution appears ready to collapse … More A Landisian Solution To Political Corruption
One of the big political issues facing states today is public-private partnerships. To some, these types of partnerships are a slam dunk with the state paying private industry to manage certain traditionally public institutions, often at a cheaper price and with the better management that private industry can bring to the table compared to state … More 3:10 to Houston…Risk & Reward on the Rails in the Lone Star State
With the surprising announcement that Republican majority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) would be dropping out of the race to replace John Boehner for U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives, the question of who will take over the coveted position is up in the air. McCarthy was widely expected to win the support necessary to … More An Outside the Box, and Ballot, Idea for Speaker of the House
Last week the National Parks Service said they would not oppose a move by President Obama to rename Mt. McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America and centerpiece of Denali National Park, to Mt. Denali. Denali is the original name the Alaskan natives had given the mountain before it was renamed by American explorers in … More Denali? McKinley? What’s Going On Up There!?
Another major decision by the court and another day of low hanging Scalia jokes to be picked from the tree of justice. No jurist in modern history has taken the brunt of criticism and media scorn than Justice Antonin Scalia. Even among the legal profession the Great Dissenter often draws groans and quips, especially among … More Why Scalia Matters