Classmate-Wearing-Yarmulka gets a job and passes the bar exam


Friday, November 30, 2007

Bush Is Vindicated...

...On stem cells. So says Charles Krauthhammer. He's right.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Flat Tax

The Wall Street Journal has an excellent editorial on Fred Thompson's recently announced tax plan. It's not perfect, but it does bow to political realities. Let's hope other GOP candidates pick up a great idea whose time has come.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

A 2nd Amendment Post

Nephtuli requested that I post something on the 2nd Amendment, which seems to be in the news a a lot lately since the Supreme Court decided to take on Parker v. D.C.

There's way too much already written on the 2nd Amendment, most of written by people who more knowledgable on the subject, but I'd still like to make a few points.

First of all, note the location of the 2nd Amendment. It's in the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights is all about an individual's rights in relationship to the government. Context matters. If the right to bear arms was a power granted to the States, then it would be in Article 4 of the Constitution.

Second of all is the argument that the 2nd Amendment only protects weapons that were available at the time the Amendment was ratified, like muskets and flintlock pistols. That argument only works if you're going to limit the First Amendment to newspapers speeches in the town square.

Third of all, and this has nothing to do with merits of either side of the argument. If I were a Democratic presidential candidate, I'd be praying night and day that the Supreme Court rules in favor of the individual right. As recent history shows, gun control is not a winning issue for the Democrats. This case has the ability to decide the 2008 election.

Monday, November 26, 2007

What I've Been Up To

Hmmm...I basically stopped blogging right before I started studying for the bar exam. That was not fun. Thankfully I passed, so unless my life takes an unexpected turn, I'm never going to school again, and I'm never going to have to take another test.

I've been working in midtown now for about a month; so far so good. I actually enjoy this lawyer stuff.

Other than that, life has been pretty much the same.

And We're Back!

Sometimes old blogs get a second wind. I've got a new blogging strategy now. I'm not going to post just for the sake of posting. I'm not going to scour the web looking for material. If I don't post anything for a week, I'm ok with that. I'm not going to care about my traffic counter. If I got something to write about, then I'm going to write it. If I've got nothing, that's ok too.