This week the Senate failed to pass Ben Sasse’s (R-NE) bill which prohibited infanticide and mandated that babies born after a botched abortion receive proper medical care. When this happened, I found myself in a weird position. Though I disagree with the reasoning the Democrats had to vote no, and I am extremely pro-life, I would have voted no too. This is because although I believe it is a great moral issue that must be solved, it is not a federal issue. It is a state issue, and we would be wise to remember that just because it is morally good, does not mean it should that all levels of government should do it.
By Spencer Kellogg | @spencer_kellogg
As Jan Brady said: “SOCIALISM SOCIALISM SOCIALISM!”
Errr.. wait. That was actually just EVERY right-wing speaker at this year’s CPAC. Sebastian Gorka, Charlie Kirk, Vice President Mike Pence and Larry Kudlow all sang the same hollow song to unbroken applause in front of adoring fans in the immaculate Gaylord ballroom. Red scare 101. Divide and conquer.
Utilizing the same sort of firemouth rhetoric that blanketed America during the McCarthy years, each speaker took the same boring potshots at socialism and its new American queen. How original.
The ghost of John McCain has risen to possess the most unlikely host: the Democrats. Trump’s magical aura seems to automatically turn anyone with a (D) in front of their names against him. This occurs regardless of his policy decision. Orange man is always bad. Doesn’t matter what he did, has done, or will do. Orange man is bad, even when orange man is creating a world where fewer people die.
HR 1112 extends the allotted time for the FBI to complete federal background checks. Prior to the law, it was three days, but it could now take up to ten days to purchase a firearm.
Kevin Damato | United States
In the modern-day Republican Party, Ronald Reagan is akin to a god. Invoking the name of Reagan is assumed to add some sort of legitimacy. A quick conversation with any self-proclaimed conservative would leave you to believe Ronald Reagan was the epitome of what every President should be. But is the former Governor and President someone that we should be looking up to, or have our memories of the man himself been distorted with time?