The Columnist

Books The Columnist The Library of America gives Jimmy Breslin the treatment. Jimmy Breslin: Essential Writings, ed. Dan Barry, Library of America Every publication—every good publication, anyway—is a bit like a baseball team. You’ve got your writers of various sorts, editorialists, book reviewers, and so on. These are your players. Foremost are the reporters, invariably… Continue reading The Columnist

Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood

Culture Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood I’ve been going back to eastern Kentucky for over a decade. Since 2016, something there has changed. Kevin Rogers has five rules: love God, love others, don’t do dumb things, don’t die, and “Get ye, therefore, over thyself.” “Roger’s Rules” govern the work of Big Creek Missions, an inter-denominational Christian ministry… Continue reading Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood

The morning read for Monday, April 22

Share The justices will hear oral argument in City of Grants Pass, Oregon v. Johnson and Smith v. Spizzirri this morning. Each weekday, we select a short list of news articles, commentary, and other noteworthy links related to the Supreme Court. Here’s the Monday morning read: Supreme Court weighs Oregon city’s power to punish the homeless (Lawrence Hurley,… Continue reading The morning read for Monday, April 22

To stay or dismiss a suit while waiting for arbitration?

Share It seems like the justices can’t have a monthly argument session without at least one case under the Federal Arbitration Act. Monday’s argument in Smith v. Spizziri asks what the options are for a trial judge who refers a pending suit to arbitration. Section 3 of the Federal Arbitration Act says that if the… Continue reading To stay or dismiss a suit while waiting for arbitration?

Does the Gay Rights Movement Hold Lessons for Pro-Lifers?

Politics Does the Gay Rights Movement Hold Lessons for Pro-Lifers? There is no more notable precedent in recent years for an underdog cause toughing it out. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images) Same-sex marriage advocates lost 32 times in a row before November 2012, when several states then voted in their favor. Yet at no point… Continue reading Does the Gay Rights Movement Hold Lessons for Pro-Lifers?

Fentanyl: The New Litmus Test for Republican Candidates

Politics Fentanyl: The New Litmus Test for Republican Candidates The U.S. needs political leaders who will get serious about an unparalleled scourge.  (Chess Ocampo/Shutterstock) Monday, April 15, was the two-year anniversary of the worst day of our life—the day my wife Kathy and I lost our son Joey to fentanyl poisoning. Joey had his struggles,… Continue reading Fentanyl: The New Litmus Test for Republican Candidates

Amazon opening ‘last-mile’ hub after 2-year pause

Amazon is preparing to open its third distribution center in Kern County — a “last-mile” hub at the former Kmart shopping center on Wilson Road — after a two-year delay that was part of a nationwide development pullback preceded by…

What’s Next After the Ukraine Mistake?

Politics What’s Next After the Ukraine Mistake? Democrats could save Speaker Mike Johnson, but they once again find themselves in a can’t-lose situation. The House has passed House Speaker Mike Johnson’s $95 billion foreign aid package. The House took several votes on the foreign aid package. As The American Conservative has explained, Johnson chose a… Continue reading What’s Next After the Ukraine Mistake?

The Generals’ Trump Brief Actually Makes a Compelling Case

Politics The Generals’ Trump Brief Actually Makes a Compelling Case Will the Supreme Court draw a line between the contradictions of presidential immunity? With the Supreme Court set to begin arguments on Donald Trump’s immunity claims this Thursday and the landmark decision likely to be handed down no later than the end of June, the… Continue reading The Generals’ Trump Brief Actually Makes a Compelling Case