Politics


Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas issued a rare rebuke of Sen. Cory Booker’s histrionics during Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing last week. Booker last week beclowned himself when he declared that he was engaging in civil disobedience and breaking Senate rules by releasing confidential documents from Kavanaugh’s time in the Bush White House, comparing […]


A federal judge in Texas has struck down a law that required the burial or cremation of fetal remains — including the remains of those who had been aborted. Passed in 2017, Senate Bill 8 required healthcare centers to arrange for the burial or cremation of all deceased babies, whether from “abortion, miscarriage, stillbirth, or […]


California is poised to be the first state in the nation to require abortion-inducing medication be available on campus at each of its public universities. Democrat State Senator Connie M. Leyva is the prime sponsor of Senate Bill 320. The legislative digest explains that the bill “would require, on and after January 1, 2022, each public […]


Colorado baker Jack Phillips won a resounding victory at the Supreme Court earlier this year in a 7-2 decision which upheld his religious freedom. But that hasn’t stopped the so-called Colorado Civil Rights Commission (CCRC) from continuing to harass him. You are probably familiar with the original story: Phillips owns Masterpiece Cakeshop and has served […]


In a stunning reversal of an inclusive platform amendment, the Missouri Democratic Party has decided that pro-life Democrats are not welcome after all. Pro-lifers across the country lauded Missouri Democrats when a platform amendment that was inclusive of pro-life opinion was passed. The amendment, approved in July, read: We respect the conscience of each Missourian […]


Recent statewide policy proposals in both Delaware and Ohio have captured the attention of national media outlets and highlight a growing phenomenon of government infringement on parental rights, one which has triggered a political firestorm. Moreover, the status of these proposals still remains up in the air, putting legal protection for parental rights in a […]


Last week, two congressional Republicans introduced a concrete plan for a concept that is gaining ground in the GOP: paid family leave. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Rep. Ann Wagner of Missouri unveiled the Economic Security for New Parents Act, one of the first pieces of Republican-backed family leave legislation. The bill would allow […]


While whispers of a possible Roe v. Wade reversal continue, the Massachusetts lawmakers have decided to ensure that abortions remain legal in the state, regardless of what happens in Washington. A bill was signed by Governor Charlie Baker on Friday that repeals a state ban on abortion that traces its roots back to 1845. Governor […]


House Republicans have been in various stages of chaos — both healthy and unhealthy — ever since retaking control of the chamber in 2010. Speaker John Boehner was constantly trying to cut deals with President Obama, usually giving the President most or all of what he wanted, so Republicans wanted him gone. Boehner resigned in […]


Late last month, the Missouri Democratic Party announced a new platform, containing an amendment that has since raised a great deal of controversy within the party. At their quarterly meeting, the Missouri Democratic Party approved updates to their ten-year-old platform and included an unexpectedly welcoming caveat for pro-life party members: We respect the conscience of […]


Planned Parenthood has denied engaging in the sale of fetal tissue ever since the claims were first lobbed at their organization. Now, they might have to back up their denial with some proof. During a July 19th hearing before a U.S. District Court in California, attorneys representing David Daleiden asked for the court to compel […]


With just over 100 days to go before election day, what’s the state of the battleground Senate races? The party which controls the White House usually loses seats in Congress in the first midterm after the presidential election. This year is unique in that Republicans could be poised to lose seats in the House while […]


An American Indian tribe in Massachusetts with direct ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff is trying to bypass the federal courts and the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) to jumpstart a stalled casino project underway near the Massachusetts border with Rhode Island. Ironically, the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe has enlisted an unlikely ally, Senator Elizabeth […]


This November, both Alabama and West Virginia will vote on proposed state constitutional amendments which stipulate that a right to abortion is not protected at the state level. Although both state legislatures approved the ballot measures last April and May, the two initiatives could have more immediate relevance than expected if Judge Brett Kavanaugh is […]


President Trump is set to announce his nominee for the Supreme Court vacancy on Monday evening, and speculation is reaching a fever pitch. Trump said earlier this week that he was down to four picks for the Court — and then mentioned he was really deciding between two. Most media reports seem to agree that the likely […]


Today, Americans across the nation will continue a tradition that was first sparked in 1777: lighting fireworks. In the earliest days of aerial explosions memorializing our nation’s birth, firework explosions were short, and lacked the variety of colors found at modern day shows. As European courts competed with each other for the best pyrotechnic displays, […]


As U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement last week, one vivid possibility flashed across the minds of pro-lifers throughout the country: the overturning of Roe v. Wade. However, certain GOP members of Congress are not supportive of this possibility, most notably Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine). Collins believes that Roe v. Wade is […]


The Supreme Court released two 5-to-4 decisions this week that have serious First Amendment implications. In both decisions, the Court ruled against government coercing speech. In NIFLA v. Becerra, the Supreme Court reversed the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision that California’s Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency (FACT) Act was likely constitutional and […]


In a white paper released today by the Pioneer Institute in Boston, entitled “No Longer a City on a Hill: Massachusetts Degrades its K-12 History Standards”, education policy experts outline a strong case against the 2018 rewrite of the Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Framework. The paper examines the politicized, progressive bent of the […]


On Tuesday night, District of Columbia voters approved Initiative 77, a referendum to raise the minimum wage for waiters and other tipped workers from $3.33 an hour plus tips, to $12.50 an hour plus tips. Most places in the U.S. have a different minimum wage for tipped workers that is much lower than the regular minimum […]