Author: Alex Christy

Supreme Contradictions and Politics on the Court

Our traditional narrative of the Supreme Court in recent years said that conservatives held a 5-4 advantage on the Court, with Anthony Kennedy being the swing vote.  That was not the best description, and the left knew it.  When it came to social issues, liberals held a 5-4 advantage, no question.  Now god-king Emperor  Justice Kennedy has  abdicated  retired and progressives are reeling from the announcement.  President Trump now has the opportunity to replace Kennedy with a solid originalist, and end the left’s dream of turning the Supreme Court into a super legislature to enact their social agenda The Leftists’ Reaction The...

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Three Supreme Court Wins for the Constitution

It is that time of year again where we all sit on our hands and hold our collected breaths to see what the Supreme Court has to say on the controversies of the day.  This week, the Supreme Court came down with three opinions: one on Trump’s so-called “travel ban,” another involving compelled speech at a California clinic, and one involving compulsory union dues for non-members. The Travel Ban Case The Court ruled 5-4 to uphold Trump’s executive order.  The order placed a 90 day ban on individuals from a handful of predominately Muslim countries from entering the country. ...

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How I Survived Four Years at a Left-Wing University and How You Can Too

Recently, there has been a lot of talk about the state of conservatism on campus.  As a recent graduate of Western Washington University, I want to use this opportunity to share some thoughts and advice on how conservatives can survive on campus. My first bit of advice to any conservative college student would be to keep track of your passport at all times, I almost lost mine in Victoria, and no conservative wants to be stuck in Canada. In all seriousness, at Western, on the lawn in front of the Communications Facility are The Stairs to Nowhere and for many conservatives, this...

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Trump Regresses on the World Stage

Donald Trump’s foreign policy up, until recently, was largely a pleasant surprise.  He had pursued a solid anti-Iran strategy in the Middle East. Plus, despite the Putinphilia from the campaign, has arguably been tougher on Russia than Obama. Then it all went wrong. Foreign Policy Problems Trump has never been able to shed his 16th century view of trade, and it has needlessly ruffled allied feathers.  It takes a lot to get an American conservative to side with anybody named Trudeau on anything. However, the idea that the United States needs high tariffs on steel imports from Canada is simply insulting....

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The First Amendment, Services, and Same-Sex Weddings

On Monday June 4th, the Supreme Court issued a win for the First Amendment.  Sort of, kind of.  The Court ruled in a 7-2 decision that Colorado’s civil rights commission was unjustly hostile to baker Jack Phillips and even exhibited “religious hostility” towards him when he refused to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding.  The Court did not rule on the question as to whether Phillips had the right to deny service to the same-sex couple.  That decision could come soon as the Justices recently scheduled a similar case involving a Washingtonian florist for their consideration. With the florist,...

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