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Tyranny of the Majority Is the Hallmark of Democracies

Tyranny of the Majority Is the Hallmark of Democracies

By Larry Greenley .  Editor’s note: Imagine a United States popular-vote election result that favors ONLY large urban centers. Would semi-tropical Florida (29 electoral votes) with its hurricane-prone shores really know how best to govern for Colorado’s (9 electoral votes) tough, snow-capped Rocky Mountain terrain? Can California’s (55 electoral votes) moderate climates, countless farms, and […]

2017’s Best & Worst States for Teachers – WalletHub Study

2017’s Best & Worst States for Teachers – WalletHub Study

With World Teachers’ Day around the corner and a number of states, such as Kentucky, Michigan and Minnesota, currently facing pension crises that adversely affect their educators, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017’s Best & Worst States for Teachers. In order to help educators find the best opportunities and teaching environments […]

2017’s Cities & States with the Highest & Lowest Uninsured Rates – WalletHub Study

2017’s Cities & States with the Highest & Lowest Uninsured Rates – WalletHub Study

With the national uninsured rate back on the rise, after dipping to a record low of 8.6 percent in the first quarter of 2016, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017’s Uninsured Rates by City and by State.   WalletHub’s analysts compared the rates for 547 U.S. cities and the 50 states, […]

2017’s Best & Worst States to Have a Baby – WalletHub Study

2017’s Best & Worst States to Have a Baby – WalletHub Study

With August being one of the most popular months for newborn arrival and Americans paying the highest birthing costs in the world, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017’s Best & Worst States to Have a Baby. To determine the most ideal places in the U.S. for parents and their newborns, WalletHub’s […]

2017’s Strictest & Most Lenient States on DUI – WalletHub Report

2017’s Strictest & Most Lenient States on DUI – WalletHub Report

With drunk driving resulting in roughly 1 million arrests, 10,000 deaths and $44 billion in economic damage each year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released an in-depth report on 2017’s Strictest & Most Lenient States on DUI. In the interest of underscoring the financial downsides of driving drunk, WalletHub compared the penalties in each of […]

States File Legal Challenge Maintaining Trump EPA Must Fight Global Warming

States File Legal Challenge Maintaining Trump EPA Must Fight Global Warming

A coalition of states filed a legal challenge Wednesday against the Trump administration’s decision to roll back a slew of Obama-era climate regulations. The legal motion comes after Trump signed an executive order targeting climate change regulations ushered in by former President Barack Obama. The New York-led group of states argue Trump’s Environmental Protections Agency […]

Conservatives, GOP Committee Chairs Back Away From Bill Allowing States That Like Obamacare to Keep Obamacare

Conservatives, GOP Committee Chairs Back Away From Bill Allowing States That Like Obamacare to Keep Obamacare

PHILADELPHIA–Republican leaders in Congress appear to be backing away from a plan supported by four GOP senators that would’ve kept Obamacare in place for states that like the law. According to a senior Republican aide, GOP committee chairmen, as well as conservative lawmakers, are moving against the bill introduced earlier this week by Republican Sens. […]

Truth in adjudication

Truth in adjudication

By Richard A. Nixon One hears much about truth in lending, truth in advertising, etc. but remarkably little about truth in adjudication. Consider the following: In the field of criminal law, much is heard in numerous “police shows” about Miranda rights and the failure of the police or appropriate authorities to accord one the rights […]

The Bill of Rights vs Freedom

The Bill of Rights vs Freedom

By Richard A. Nixon The Bill of Rights (BofR) was ratified in 1791, two years subsequent to the Constitution (C) in the main. The C granted the legislature power under Article I; specifically Article I, § 8, which is a list of 17 express powers and 1 implied power, the latter, referred to as the […]

The Founders’ Word: Void

The Founders’ Word: Void

When it comes to limits of federal power under the Constitution, the view of many Founding Fathers fits under the same theme. That is, federal acts outside of the Constitution are null and void. Oliver Ellsworth, the Supreme Court’s third Chief Justice, put it this way during the ratification debates: “If the United States go […]

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