New Yorker Writer: Second Amendment ‘Sanity’ = Gun Control

October 3rd, 2015 11:17 AM
In recent years, some advocates of increased gun control have called for repeal or revision of the Second Amendment, but Adam Gopnik believes that either would be superfluous. In a Friday article, Gopnik asserted that “the only amendment necessary for gun legislation…is the Second Amendment itself, properly understood, as it was for two hundred years in its plain original sense. This sense can…

'Obama's Mentor Hates Your Lungs,' Daily Beast Shrieks

April 2nd, 2015 6:51 PM
Liberal constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe may be one of the men who inspired President Obama politically, but he strongly disagrees with his power grab regarding EPA regulation now, and so all bets are off as far as the Daily Beast's Eleanor Clift is concerned.

Piers Morgan Pushes Gun Control, Bristles at Notion of Delaying Politi

July 21st, 2012 3:47 PM
CNN anchor Piers Morgan devoted a considerable portion of his Friday program to pushing for more gun control, breaking with those who have advised delaying such talk until after a period of mourning for shooting victims in Aurora, Colorado. Morgan not only began Piers Morgan Tonight with a "Piers' Special Commentary" calling for more gun laws, but, later in the program, he included three…

MSNBC's Chuck Todd Gets His History Wrong, Selectively Quotes 14th Ame

July 28th, 2011 10:58 AM
Update: According to the Library of Congress website, July 28, 1868 was the day when Secretary of State William Seward "issued a proclamation certifying without reservation that the Fourteenth Amendment was a part of the United States Constitution." Todd told his viewers that July 28, 1868 was the day the amendment "officially became part of the U.S. Constitution" although Article V of the U.S…

AP's Abrams, Quoting No One, Claims That 'Some Legal Scholars' Believe

July 27th, 2011 10:18 PM
Gosh, isn't it convenient that Associated Press reporter Jim Abrams, in a Wednesday evening dispatch ("Democrats say Obama should invoke 14th Amendment"), was able to find "some legal scholars" who believe that President Obama can invoke Section 4 of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution to ignore the nation's current debt ceiling and have the government go out and borrow more money, but "…

Top Liberal Law Prof Advised Obama Not to Pick ‘Bully’ Sotomayor

October 28th, 2010 3:44 PM
One wonders how Ed Whelan of the Ethics and Public Policy Center managed to get a hold of a private letter sent to President Obama by Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe advising him against nominating Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, but be that as it may, its contents are quite interesting and show just how nakedly political Tribe’s view of a justice really is and also how little he…

Second Amendment: Obama 'Highly Conservative' in NYT's Eyes

July 3rd, 2008 7:49 AM
I have said consistently that I believe the Second Amendment is an individual right. -- Barack Obama, June 26, 2008In some ways, the Supreme Court term that just ended seems muddled: disturbing, highly conservative rulings on subjects like voting rights and gun control . . . In another sharp break with its traditions, the court struck down parts of the District of Columbia’s gun-control law.…

ABC's Greenburg: 2nd Amendment Not for Individuals Is Legal Orthodoxy

February 15th, 2008 6:01 PM
Noting Sen. Barack Obama's recent statement that he considers the Second Amendment an individual right -- setting aside for a moment his pro-gun control record and defense of the D.C. handgun ban -- ABC's Jan Crawford Greenburg dismissed private gun ownership as constitutionally protected, holding instead that the "orthodox" view defends only a state's right.Here's the relevant portion from a…