Last week the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark decision that Lorie Smith, a Colorado-based Christian graphic artist and web designer, did not have to create content that violated her beliefs. In response, the editor-in-chief of Mother Jones, tweeted, “perhaps gay stylists, designers, caterers, and planners should start withholding services from Christian conservatives and see where that goes.”
Posted in Marriage/Family/Culture, Religious Liberty, Sexuality
Tagged Alliance Defending Freedom, Clara Jeffery, Erin Hawley, Jonathan Turley, Kristen Waggoner, Lorie Smith, Michael Imperioli, Neil Gorsuch, SCOTUS, Sonia Sotomayor
It takes a lot for a tenured professor to be fired, but it recently happened to Frances Widdowson. As reported by Fox News, Widdowson “who taught economics, justice and policy studies, was fired from Mount Royal University (MRU) in Calgary, Alberta, last December after stoking controversy for comments criticizing BLM, which she said ‘destroyed MRU’ to such an extent that she ‘doesn’t recognize the institution anymore.’”
Posted in Education
Tagged BLM, Dobbs v. Jackson, Elon Musk, Erik Loomis, Fox News, Frances Widdowson, James Livingston, Johnny Eric Williams, Jonathan Turley, Kansas State University, Macquarie University, Mark Alfano, Monica Casper, Mount Royal University, Philip Nel, Rutgers, San Diego State University, systematic white racism, Thought Police, Trinity College, white supremacy
On January 26th, various news outlets reported that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, who was appointed in 1994, planned to announce his retirement. This announcement was followed by multiple reports suggesting that Justice Breyer may have been ushered out by political activists/strategists within the Democratic Party. One report by FoxNews.com claiming that "groups such as Black Lives Matter and Women's March launched an effort calling for the justice's retirement."
Posted in Federal
Tagged Amy Coney Barrett, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Jonathan Turley, Kelly Shackelford, Ketanji Brown Jackson, Kristen Waggoner, Lindsey Graham, Lisa Murkowski, Stephen Breyer, Susan Collins, U.S. Sentencing Commission
Billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein socialized with the rich and powerful, harboring a sordid hidden life that came to light in 2008, landing him in prison for the solicitation of underage girls for sex. Epstein was infamous for his private Boeing 727 airliner nicknamed the “Lolita Express,” which ferried guests including Bill Clinton and a bevy of young girls allegedly pressed into prostitution at his Caribbean estate dubbed “Orgy Island.”
Posted in Sexuality
Tagged Bill Clinton, Chris Tucker, Courtney Wild, Donald Trump, Jeffrey Epstein, Jonathan Turley, Julie K. Brown, Kevin Spacey, Larry Summers, Lolita Express, Naomi Campbell, Orgy Island, Sandy Berger
Last week President Barack Obama delivered his farewell address. Aside from his lovely tribute to his family, there were more than a few portions of his address that raised eyebrows, hackles, and dander.
Conservative friends, if it weren’t clear to you already that the halcyon days for theologically orthodox people of faith in America are over, read the ominous, hostile, and arrogant words of Mark Tushnet, William Nelson Cromwell professor of law at Harvard Law School:
The culture wars are over; they lost, we won…. For liberals, the question now is how to deal with the losers in the culture wars. That’s mostly a question of tactics. My own judgment is that taking a hard line (“You lost, live with it”) is better than trying to accommodate the losers, who—remember—defended, and are …
Recently, “progressive” George Washington University Law Professor Jonathan Turley testified before the House Judiciary Committee on the dangerous expansion of Executive Branch power under the Obama Administration. This would be an excellent resource for high school students to study, both those in public schools and home schools.
Here is an excerpt from his prepared remarks:
I recently testified before this Committee on the history and function of the separation of powers in our system.1 I also discussed how, in my view, President Obama has repeatedly violated this doctrine in the circumvention of Congress in areas ranging from health care