Marco Rubio Channels The Conservative id on Cuba

Republican senator and 2016 Presidential hopeful Marco Rubio of Florida, son of Cuban immigrants, is not down with Obama moving to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba: “… [G]iving the Castro regime diplomatic legitimacy and access to American dollars isn’t just bad for the oppressed Cuban people, or for the millions who live in exile and … Continue reading Marco Rubio Channels The Conservative id on Cuba

Even Without Smoking it, Some Conservatives Very Confused by Pot

Case in point: S.E. Cupp in the New York Daily News. Sarah Elizabeth believes that “enthusiasm for marijuana legalization runs against liberal orthodoxies on other big issues,” such as gun control. The same argument used against guns is used for pot: that legalizing pot and making it more available will reduce crime. No good liberal … Continue reading Even Without Smoking it, Some Conservatives Very Confused by Pot

In Conversation: Antonin Scalia

Wow. The New York Magazine interview between Jennifer Senior and Supreme Court Chief Justice Antonin Scalia highlights the link between his very literal, ultra-conservative thinking on Catholicism and his Constitutional textualism and originalism. This is a man who’s obviously extremely smart, yet somehow has this massive blind spot in his intellectual and ethical development thanks … Continue reading In Conversation: Antonin Scalia