• The 7 Biggest Supreme Court Political Controversies

    The 7 Biggest Supreme Court Political Controversies

    “The Right Side of History” is a podcast dedicated to exploring current events through a historical lens and busting left-wing myths about figures and events of America’s past.

    On this week’s episode, hosts Jarrett Stepman and Fred Lucas discuss the top political controversies in Supreme Court history.

    The Supreme Court hasn’t just been controversial because of its judicial decisions.

    One Founding Father’s nomination to become chief justice was torpedoed, which drove him to depression and attempted suicide. President Franklin Roosevelt tried to increase the Supreme Court’s size to 15 justices. Some justices were even accused of corruption. Lucas and Stepman discuss these wild controversies and much more on this week’s episode. READ MORE...

  • How Liberal Housing Policies Made San Francisco Unaffordable for All but the Rich

    How Liberal Housing Policies Made San Francisco Unaffordable for All but the Rich

    The San Francisco Bay Area is a booming locale, and certainly one of the most naturally beautiful. It should be a fantastically desirable place to live.

    Yet, according to a recent poll, nearly half of San Francisco residents say they want to leave the Bay Area entirely.

    A study from the Bay Area Council, a public policy organization, found that 46 percent of San Francisco residents have plans to move out of the area, a jump of 12 percent since 2016. Of those who participated in the survey, 61 percent said they planned to leave the state, with Texas being a primary destination. READ MORE...

  • MSNBC Host Suggests Supreme Court Justices Should Rule Based on Poll Numbers

    MSNBC Host Suggests Supreme Court Justices Should Rule Based on Poll Numbers

    We should ignore old laws and demand that nine, unelected officials decide what new meaning they have based on recent poll numbers.

    This was the argument put forward by “MSNBC Live” correspondent Katy Tur when she questioned a guest about the judicial philosophy of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.

    Kavanaugh has been described as a “textualist” who adheres to the original meaning of the Constitution.

    “Based on where Americans stand on the issues—Americans have really moved in a much more progressive direction over the years—do you think it’s appropriate to continue to take such a strict originalist view of the Constitution given it’s 2018 and not 1776?” Tur asked J.D. Vance, a conservative commentator and author of “Hillbilly Elegy.” READ MORE...

  • Liberal Professor Comes Out in Favor of Kavanaugh, Left Pounces

    Liberal Professor Comes Out in Favor of Kavanaugh, Left Pounces

    Predictably, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick has been met with mostly hysteria on the left.

    Even before Trump picked D.C. Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, left-wing publications were floating absurd court-packing plans to counter him.

    Stacking the Supreme Court with more unelected judges, they argued, was a necessary measure to save “democracy.”

    It’s clear that whoever Trump nominated, most of the left would come out and define the pick as a threat to the republic. READ MORE...

  • Even Before Nominee Named, Left Turns to Court-Packing to Save ‘Democracy’

    Even Before Nominee Named, Left Turns to Court-Packing to Save ‘Democracy’

    Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement sent many on the left over the edge.

    Even before President Donald Trump announced his nominee to replace Kennedy, progressives were lining up in fierce opposition.

    While it’s understandable that those on the left would be aggressively opposed to adding another advocate of the Constitution to the Supreme Court, some of the proposed counter moves to Trump’s pick range from silly to reckless.

    A Campus Reform video showed students at New York University denouncing the Supreme Court pick as “extremist” and “racist” before Trump even made his selection. READ MORE...

  • Supreme Court’s Major Role In Trump Presidency

    Supreme Court’s Major Role In Trump Presidency

    The Daily Signal’s Facebook Live show “Top 10” features the top news stories of the week.

    We’re halfway through 2018 and this week, we’re counting down the top 10 must-see moments of the year.

    Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement announcement spawned a whole new level of hysteria, the Robert Mueller investigation is still going on, and media bias towards women in the Trump administration is at an all-time high. Plus: What historic role could the Supreme Court play in Trump’s presidency? READ MORE...

  • California Presses Assault on Free Speech With ‘Fake News’ Panel

    California Presses Assault on Free Speech With ‘Fake News’ Panel

    As the Supreme Court strikes blows against compelled speech and restrictions on free speech, California is doing its best to resist.

    One of the latest legislative proposals from California aims to make government the arbiter of truth.

    Senate Bill 1424 would create an advisory group on “fake news” to work with social media companies to weed out what the government deems incorrect information on the internet.

    This legislation, if passed, would require California’s attorney general to create the  group, consisting of “social media providers, civil liberties advocates, and First Amendment scholars,” to study and mitigate the problem of spreading false information. READ MORE...