Winston

The Breitbart Election

 Posted by at 11:30 pm
Nov 052012
 
The Breitbart Election

I regret that I’ve been too busy to blog lately, particularly in this crucial election year.  However, despite my lack of time, I would like to put one point on the record prior to tomorrow’s historic presidential election: Regardless of which candidate wins, this election can be accurately described as “the Breitbart election.”   Simply put, the ideas for which Andrew Breitbart advocated long before his premature death bore fruit [more . . . ]

Aug 112012
 
It's Ryan!  Immediate Impressions

In his recent piece, Charles Krauthammer set out two approaches that Mitt Romney can take in his campaign against the president. Stewardship or ideology.  Krauthammer asserted that Romney would win with an ideology approach.  In a previous post, I wrote that Romney needs to be an architect, not a handy man; he needs to have a vision for the country, not just a pragmatic fix for it. By picking Paul Ryan, Romney [more . . . ]

Just Plain Wrong

 Posted by at 7:37 pm
Jun 302012
 
Just Plain Wrong

In my last post, on June 1, I predicted that the ironically-named Affordable Care Act would be struck down as unconstitutional.  I was just plain wrong. I was correct that the law violated the commerce clause, which was the primary authority on which the government based its argument.  I also opined that at least one liberal justice would concur in the “violates the commerce clause” point, but would provide that the [more . . . ]

Jun 012012
 
Specific Thoughts on Random Things

Time flies!  It’s been nearly two whole months since my last post.  Please forgive me, dear readers, but since my last post I wrapped up law school and I am currently studying for the bar exam . . . no rest for the weary.  However, while I have not been blogging much, I have been thinking about a few things . . . The subtitle of Wake Up Winston! is [more . . . ]

The Liberal in the Plastic Bubble

 Posted by at 10:24 am
Apr 032012
 
The Liberal in the Plastic Bubble

Both John Podhoretz and Dennis Prager recently offered variations on the same theme, namely that conservatives – and I’ll include libertarians – know liberal perspectives, but liberals are unaware of conservative ideas and arguments. I commend both articles to anybody who cares about ideas.  Our society is not well served by monolithic thinking on any side.  Moreover, while everyone is certainly entitled to their own views, I submit that not [more . . . ]

About Breitbart . . .

 Posted by at 7:57 am
Mar 092012
 
About Breitbart . . .

Things change.  And they did so dramatically last week, when we lost Andrew Breitbart. I met Andrew only twice. Before I attended law school, I enjoyed a moderately successful career as an actor and writer in Los Angeles.  Andrew and I hung out in, shall we say, the same circle of friends. The first time Andrew and I met was no more than an introduction.  The second time was a [more . . . ]

Andrew Breitbart (1969 – 2012)

 Posted by at 8:18 am
Mar 012012
 
Andrew Breitbart (1969 - 2012)

Andrew Breitbart has died.  As Larry Solov posted on Andrew’s Big Goverment website: Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles. We have lost a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a dear friend, a patriot and a happy warrior. Andrew lived boldly, so that we more timid souls would dare to live freely and fully, and fight for the fragile liberty [more . . . ]

Republicans and Black History

 Posted by at 10:22 pm
Feb 202012
 
Republicans and Black History

February is Black History Month.  Toward that end, I’d like to share  Rep. Allen West’s speech on the floor of the House, in which he refreshingly presents . . . history.  I’m also posting a speech excerpt from the great Frederick Douglass. Rep. West covers a lot of ground, discussing many victories on the road from slavery to freedom, the heroes that led, and the political party to which they [more . . . ]

The Parasitic Left

 Posted by at 7:05 am
Feb 132012
 
The Parasitic Left

The Obama administration’s recent foray into ObamaCare rule-making and its  implications for the First Amendment’s free exercise clause are well-reported and appropriately criticized by people who respect religious freedom and our Constitution, which protects it.  For examples, see here, here, and here. In a nutshell, the president’s administration required religious institutions to violate their theological doctrines when it mandated every employer – including churches and church affiliated employers – pay [more . . . ]

Jan 262012
 
The Best Non-Romney Is Actually . . . Mitt Romney

I was going to write about the fickleness of conservatives.  Fickleness seemed an apt description.  In this primary season, conservatives swooned first over Michelle Bachmann.  Then Herman Cain.  Rick Perry was king of the prom for a dance or two.  Then Newt Gingrich wooed conservative hearts . . . until he attacked free enterprise, which wasn’t too smart because conservatives like free enterprise.  Rick Santorum, of course, turned heads in [more . . . ]

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