On his Fox News show this week (5 p.m. Eastern), Glenn Beck has been lecturing on Islamic eschatology, and The Twelfth Imam, a.k.a. the Mahdi. I realized I’d heard about this Mahdi fellow before, and wondered if some of our younger readers might have missed Khartoum (1966), a treatment of the historical showdown in 1885 between English General Charles “Chinese” Gordon and a man who thought he was the Expected One, the Mahdi.
In the recently decided case Virginia v. Sebelius, lawyers for Sebelius argued that the penalty for not complying with the mandate for individuals to buy health insurance is actually a tax. The rationale for this argument was to establish the constitutionality of ObamaCare by bringing it under the ambit of Congress’s taxation power under the [...]
The 2008 election was the worst decision America ever made. And we have no one to blame but ourselves; they told us what they were going to do — fundamentally transform America. It shook one’s faith in the American electorate. All was not lost, however. In early 2009 folks began to wake up. And in [...]
President Obama’s defenders and detractors look at the same economic data but come to entirely different conclusions. Obama defenders say things would have been worse — Obama detractors say things should have gotten much better by now. Obama defenders contend that but for his heroic measures in combating the economic crisis America would have been [...]
With the establishment of judicial review in 1803 by Marberry vs. Madison, the Supreme Court became the ultimate interpreter of the Constitution. Constitutional matters, such as whether the Second Amendment affirms the right to possess firearms to the individual or to some militia, ultimately wind their way to the Supreme Court where the meaning of [...]
What is a democracy without fair elections? Not a democracy, wouldn’t you say? So why does America, the granddaddy of democracies, tolerate election systems that aren’t free of fraud? Leftwing commentator Katrina vanden Heuvel tries to assure us: Talking loosely about “voter fraud” when we really mean election fraud helps reinforce the impression that the [...]