News analyses abound about the Republican Senate’s decision to do away with the filibuster for confirming Supreme Court justices. To those who lament the passing of those days when Republican and Democratic lawmakers could forge compromises and gain the requisite 60-person super-majority to avoid the snare of the filibuster, this recent development is not a good thing. But to those of us who want our newly-elected President and Members of Congress to fix what’s wrong with our nation, the filibuster has to go—and not just when it comes to the Senate’s exercise of its “advice and consent” authority under our Constitution.
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Blaine Winship was the lead trial counsel for 26 states of the United States of America in their historic lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the controversial Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as ObamaCare. His legal career, spanning several decades in the private and public sectors, has been focused on antitrust law, unfair competition, economic freedom, the Constitution, and charities. A Phi Beta Kappa with degrees from Dartmouth College and Cornell Law School, he has been profiled in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Law.
Apropos of the recent news about Iran cozying up to North Korea, here’s a pop quiz for you on nuclear proliferation.
While the pollsters and political science professors scramble to save face following their failures to predict Donald Trump’s presidential victory, the rest of us are left to ponder what may be the most disturbing result of all: that Hillary Clinton, despite her corruption in public office, got the most popular votes. Judging by how others have been incarcerated for less, Mr. Trump was spot-on in declaring that Mrs. Clinton should be in prison. With the surge in new revelations about the Clintons’ misuses of public power for personal gain—most glaringly in their willingness to risk exposing our classified secrets to outside hackers in order to conceal the “pay-for-play” dealings with foreign powers that enabled them to amass a sizeable fortune—it defies all notions of justice and fairness to imagine that she should be allowed to walk away with impunity.
The accusations are flying that the Russians were behind the hacking and dissemination of the Democratic National Committee’s emails. Of course, the temptation is irresistible to consider the implications of a foreign power such as Russia also having accessed the multitude of classified emails held under far less secure conditions on Hillary Clinton’s home server, and to ponder the eventual ramifications for our national security.