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JONATHAN TOBIN:: Texas Filibuster Ignores Gosnell Lessons « Commentary Magazine

By at June 27, 2013 | 11:10 pm

JONATHAN TOBIN:: Texas Filibuster Ignores Gosnell Lessons « Commentary Magazine

Jonathan S. Tobin 06.26.2013 -- Liberals have a new folk heroine today. Texas State Senator Wendy Davis is the idol of the left after her 11-hour filibuster in the Texas legislature helped derail a bill that sought to restrict late-term abortions and enforce new health regulations for clinics that perform the procedure. As far as Davis was concerned, the legislation ... Go To Article

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ROSS DOUTHAT:: Religious Liberty and the Gay Marriage Endgame – NYTimes

By at June 27, 2013 | 11:05 pm

ROSS DOUTHAT:: Religious Liberty and the Gay Marriage Endgame – NYTimes

Religious Liberty and the Gay Marriage Endgame Since Anthony Kennedy tends to have the final say when our republic’s culture war debates reach the Supreme Court, and since it seems safe to assume where the author of Romer v. Evans and Lawrence v. Texas stands on the question of gay marriage, you can make a strong case that same-sex marriage opponents should actually ... Go To Article

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GEORGE WILL:: Supreme Court is correct on Voting Rights Act – WaPo

By at June 27, 2013 | 11:01 pm

GEORGE WILL:: Supreme Court is correct on Voting Rights Act – WaPo

By George F. Will -- “But history did not end in 1965.” — Chief Justice John Roberts Progressives resent progress when it renders anachronistic once-valid reasons for enlarging the federal government’s supervisory and coercive powers. Hence they regret Tuesday’s Supreme Court ruling that progress has rendered Section 4 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act ... Go To Article

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ANDREW C. McCARTHY:: The Illogic of Wondrous Rigors | NRO

By at June 27, 2013 | 11:00 am

ANDREW C. McCARTHY:: The Illogic of Wondrous Rigors | NRO

By  Andrew C. McCarthy June 27, 2013 7:54 AM Mike, let’s not confuse Rachel Maddow with Aristotle. The latter would find nothing contradictory in the codification and enforcement of two different rules of marriage in two different states. He would ask what is it that makes a state a state and conclude that sovereignty is one of the core elements. In the United ... Go To Article

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REVIEW & OUTLOOK:: A Gay Marriage Muddle – WSJ

By at June 26, 2013 | 11:12 pm

REVIEW & OUTLOOK:: A Gay Marriage Muddle – WSJ

The Supreme Court didn't propound another Roe v. Wade on Wednesday and discover a constitutional right to gay marriage, but it did take a major step toward it. The saving grace for democratic consensus and self-government is that the marriage debate can now continue in the states, if our judges will allow it. That's our reading of two 5-4 rulings that saw the High ... Go To Article

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SCALIA’S DISSENT:: ‘High-Handed’ Kennedy Has Declared Us ‘Enemies of the Human Race’ – NationalJournal

By at June 26, 2013 | 2:59 pm

SCALIA’S DISSENT:: ‘High-Handed’ Kennedy Has Declared Us ‘Enemies of the Human Race’ – NationalJournal

By Tim Grieve Updated: June 26, 2013 | 1:33 p.m. -- Dissenting from this morning's opinion on the Defense of Marriage Act, Justice Antonin Scalia – as expected – holds nothing back. In a ripping dissent, Scalia says that Justice Anthony Kennedy and his colleagues in the majority have resorted to calling opponents of gay marriage "enemies of the human ... Go To Article

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ERICK ERICKSON:: Why America Hates Washington | RedState

By at June 26, 2013 | 2:57 pm

ERICK ERICKSON:: Why America Hates Washington | RedState

By: Erick Erickson (Diary)  |  June 26th, 2013 at 04:30 AM  -- I sat in the first class section of the Acela Express once from New York to Washington. I was on a book tour and the publisher was whisking me from New York to DC for events. Thomas Freidman sat diagonally from me. His single seat backed up to where the First Class Stewards worked. As the train pulled ... Go To Article

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JOHN YOO:: Windsor: Tarring ‘the Political Branches with Bigotry’ | NRO

By at June 26, 2013 | 2:50 pm

JOHN YOO:: Windsor: Tarring ‘the Political Branches with Bigotry’ | NRO

By  John Yoo -- Today’s gay-marriage opinions deflated the balloon on the Prop 8 case, but made DOMA the centerpiece. On first glance, the decision in the DOMA case, United States v. Windsor, is embarrassingly deficient. It does not identify the right at stake clearly, it does not specify the standard of review, and it does not explain why Congress is assumed to be ... Go To Article

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CONRAD BLACK:: Obama Loses His Chances on Foreign Policy With the Collapse of His Second Term – NY Sun

By at June 26, 2013 | 1:46 pm

CONRAD BLACK:: Obama Loses His Chances on Foreign Policy With the Collapse of His Second Term – NY Sun

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun | June 26, 2013 -- Several months ago in this space, on slight twinklings of accelerated economic growth, confirmation of the path to energy self-sufficiency, conciliatory noises to the Republicans, and (prayerfully hopeful) signs that the president’s irrational preoccupation with arms control might cause him to do something about ... Go To Article

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REVIEW & OUTLOOK : Voting Rights Progress – WSJ

By at June 26, 2013 | 2:00 am

REVIEW & OUTLOOK : Voting Rights Progress – WSJ

REVIEW & OUTLOOK Updated June 25, 2013, 7:19 p.m. ET The Supreme Court rolls the clock forward on election law. The U.S. has a long and difficult history with racial discrimination, but on Tuesday the Supreme Court marked a milestone worth celebrating when it ruled that a section of the 1965 Voting Rights Act has outlived its usefulness. The political left is ... Go To Article

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