• Court Splits Baby In Case Involving Illegal Minor Seeking A U.S. Abortion

    Court Splits Baby In Case Involving Illegal Minor Seeking A U.S. Abortion

    In a ruling issued Monday, the Supreme Court vacated a lower court’s ruling that allowed an undocumented teenage girl to get an abortion while in federal custody.

    On October 24, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the girl known only as Jane Doe in the Azar v. Garza case was allowed to get an abortion while she was being detained by federal officials — a ruling that could have had sweeping implications for U.S. immigration policy.

    President Trump’s Department of Justice intended to appeal this ruling to the Supreme Court, but the girl’s attorneys, who are with the American Civil Liberties Union, rushed her to get an abortion at 4:15 a.m. the next morning before the government had the chance to file an appeal. In response, the DOJ asked SCOTUS to sanction her attorneys for misleading them about the timing of her abortion, which you can read about in full here. The ACLU remains defiant about its deceptive behavior. READ MORE...

  • Iranian Leader Calls For End Of Israel, Embassy Digs Out 'Mean Girl' GIF

    Iranian Leader Calls For End Of Israel, Embassy Digs Out ‘Mean Girl’ GIF

    Iran’s Supreme Leader said the state of Israel is a ‘cancerous tumor’ that needs to be ‘eradicated,’ but Israel is not having any of it.

    Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei recently said Israel is a “cancerous tumor” that needs to be “eradicated,” but Israel is not having any of it.

    An account that translates Ayatollah Khamenei’s remarks into English tweeted Sunday a series of critiques about how Israel was handling the protestors along the Israeli-Gaza border. READ MORE...

  • What Our World Owes To The Ancient Greeks: Self-Rule

    Why Studying The Classics Is Crucial To Western Civilization

    In the first lecture of Hillsdale College’s course on the histories of Athens and Sparta, which you can follow along with me here, college President Larry Arnn explains why studying the classics is necessary to understand Western civilization.

    In the ancient world, Athenians thought of themselves differently than people did nearly everywhere else because they considered themselves to be free. In Greek society, a free person was viewed as an autonomous entity whose right to life or property ought not be disturbed by others. They believed the principles they held as true and right were universal ones that transcended time, space, and nationality. This same line of thinking, that truth and “the good” do not change, is now embedded in the way we think today, thanks to relentless Greek philosophers. READ MORE...

  • ABC Cancels ‘Roseanne’ After Controversial Tweet On Valerie Jarrett

    ABC announced Tuesday afternoon that it was cancelling “Roseanne” hours after the star of the show made a controversial remark about a former adviser to President Obama via Twitter.

    “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj,” Barr tweeted, in reference to Valerie Jarrett.

    “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” read a statement Tuesday from ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey. READ MORE...

  • What Americans Must Do To Restore The Constitution

    What Americans Must Do To Restore The Constitution

    In the tenth lecture of Hillsdale College’s free online Constitution 101 course (which you can take along with me here) Larry Arnn asks: “What would a statesman do to restore the Constitution?”

    To ensure citizens continue to uphold the principles behind the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, they must cultivate habits — or mores, if you will — that promote liberty, Arnn says. Temperance, frugality, and courage are moral virtues that individuals must possess to be free. If a person is afraid or cannot exercise self-restraint, then he is a slave to those passions. READ MORE...

  • The 'Mueller Investigation Needs To End'

    The ‘Mueller Investigation Needs To End’

    In a statement released Wednesday, Sen. John Kennedy, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, called for the ongoing Department of Justice probe led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller to end.

    “It’s time to wrap things up,” Kennedy said. “The investigation is important, but so are many other issues, from which the investigation distracts in time, energy, and taxpayer money.”

    “Respectfully, Mr. Mueller needs to start winding things down and report his findings to the American people,” Kennedy said about the ongoing, year-old probe into whether Trump and his campaign associates colluded with Russian officials to steal the election from Hillary Clinton. “I trust them to draw their own conclusions about Mr. Mueller’s report.” READ MORE...

  • Trump Should Be Allowed To Block Whomever He Wants On Twitter

    Trump Should Be Allowed To Block Whomever He Wants On Twitter

    A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Donald Trump isn’t allowed to block anyone from his @RealDonaldTrump account on Twitter because it violates the U.S. Constitution.

    “This case requires us to consider whether a public official may, consistent with the First Amendment, ‘block’ a person from his Twitter account in response to the political views that person has expressed, and whether the analysis differs because that public official is the President of the United States,” Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald stated in her opinion. “The answer to both questions is no.” READ MORE...