This week a whole nation was inaugurated into the unknown. We don’t know what Donald Trump will do once in the White House. But we do know how he got there. Everyone of good faith must hope that the new president will succeed in his promised aim of lifting up the left behind, which the political establishment he ousted could not do. Show More Summary
I really wish we weren't still talking about Corinne, but she really is just chewing up the scenery in every single episode. Although Nick keeps giving her roses, he is starting to realize there are other women around, and in fairness, he's got some solid stand-outs that AREN'T Corinne. Show More Summary
Plus, scalpers are having a hard time getting rid of their tickets, Trump team asks head of the National Guard to stay on, and more in the news. [ more › ]
Leading Off ? Redistricting Reform: Former Attorney General Eric Holder formally launched a new redistricting reform effort backed by key party leaders called the National Democratic Redistricting Committee. The NDRC aims to deploy an...Show More Summary
A new rift in world affairs appears to be opening up: a division between pro-globalization Asia, with China in the lead, and the transatlantic nations that have turned against globalization. “President Xi’s appearance at the World Economic...Show More Summary
It's only the second week of Nick Viall's "journey" to love, and the front runner is Corinne. Nick gave her the rose on the group date, and even if it was for persistence, she's sticking around for another week. Of course, Corinne is a polarizing figure. Show More Summary
We begin today’s roundup with The New York Times and its take on Donald Trump’s attacks on the U.S. intelligence community: In an extraordinary pushback against the president-elect, James Clapper Jr., the director of national intelligence,...Show More Summary
Trump’s Tweets Are a Threat to Our National SecurityIn his column Happy holidays, Donald Trump, E.J. Dionne Jr. at The Washington Post says the Unpresidented-Elect is confused about yet another thing—the “war on Christmas.” Some things Donald Trump says enrage me, while others get under my skin. Show More Summary
Federalist Society National Lawyers Convention panel discussion on Justice Scalia, originalism, and the First Amendment with Profs. Nadine Strossen, David Forte, Michael McConnell, and David Rabban, moderated by Judge Carlos Bea; Sad...Show More Summary
The Center for Public Integrity investigates working conditions inside the nation's oil refineries; mine safety advocates worry about changes under a Trump administration; garment workers in Bangladesh continue to face abusive conditions; and workers chronicle sexual harassment and retaliation within the National Park Service.
We begin today’s roundup with The New York Times and its editorial on the National Popular Vote interstate compact: The Electoral College, which is written into the Constitution, is more than just a vestige of the founding era; it is a living symbol of America’s original sin. Show More Summary
Investors are starting to question whether or not OPEC and other oil producing nations will stick to their production cut promises. Alison Sider and Sarah McFarlane, The Wall Street Journal. Getty Images Why the market may ignore the Fed tomorrow. Amey Stone, Barrons.com. You know not to judge a book by its cover but it […]
A look at the college football coaching carousel and where new coaching contracts fit in nationally.
“Policing in America: Understanding Public Attitudes Toward the Police. Results from a National Survey” [Emily Ekins, Cato] “In ‘blistering’ ruling, court upholds recusal of entire Orange County DA’s office from murder case” [ABA Journal]...Show More Summary
CHRIS CHRISTIE’s BAD JUJU MSNBC: Good lord, this is gratifying. Here’s what it looks like when a national TV audience watches a famous hot-shit bad juju politician sink. Vanity Fair: Chris Christie’s Humbling New Jersey Homecoming. Oops, there goes another one I...Read more
Where’s Chris? Former Republican Governor’s Association Chair Chris Christie may be in line to lead the Republican National Committee. Christie, a former presidential candidate, Trump toadie, and part-time New Jersey governor would be the first New Jerseyan to head the...Read more
Targeting for special operations is like robbing a bank branch, notes a retired military friend of mine.
New books include “Treasured Lands: A Photographic Odyssey Through America’s National Parks.”
This is the last roundup. With the regular season ended and NCAA Tournament play beginning Thursday, the nation’s Division I conferences have named their top players of the year in different categories. Many of the mid-majors announced last week their players of the year, so those leagues are not included in this roundup. Too see […]
Following election results, lawprofs’ idea of persuading SCOTUS to kill state right-to-work laws is looking kinda dead [James Sherk, National Review] Sixth Circuit panel, reversing decision below, says law authorizes Kentucky counties...Show More Summary