The Supreme Court Bats .500. Legal and Political Analysis Follows.

The United States Supreme Court has come out with two major opinions, in as many days. The first concerned Barack Obama's health care law, and featured a bad outcome based on poor reasoning. The second concerned the issue of same-sex marriage and featured a laudable outcome based on less-than-good reasoning. We'll take the health care …

Yes Virginia, You Can Be Both a Liberal and a Zionist

David Bernstein explains. And the following is worth highlighting:. . . the only feasible alternatives to Zionism are themselves illiberal–have a majority Arab state in which Jews are, at best, a suppressed minority, or force all six million Jews living in Israel to flee to whatever countries (if any) will accept them, or some combination of …

Brandeis University Should Be Embarrassed

David Bernstein and John Podhoretz have the details. Money quote from Podhoretz: My late uncle, Marver Bernstein, served as the university’s president from 1972 to 1983. I know Marver would have been appalled beyond belief at his shameful successor’s monstrous capitulation to the screaming voices of unreason. As should we all be. Here is Ayaan Hirsi Ali's …

More on McCutcheon: Justice Breyer’s Dangerous Ideas on Free Speech

Two blog posts on the Supreme Court's McCutcheon decision deserve mention and praise for the way in which they highlight disquieting themes in Justice Breyer's dissenting opinion. The first is this one by legendary First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams, who has spent a laudable lifetime working to leave the state of First Amendment jurisprudence better than …

A Better News Media, Please

For those who are still wondering why there was a marketplace for the blogosphere to begin with, consider this blog post and this one, which demonstrate quite clearly that good blogs are needed to correct truly bad reporting on the part of the mainstream media.

Sauce for the Goose

David Bernstein: Petard hoister. With the title of his blog post asking "Why is the Obamacare Rollout Failing?", Professor Bernstein gives the following cheeky answer: Why, it’s obviously because President Barack Obama and his top aides hate government, and therefore can’t be trusted to run a major government program. When the government is run by …