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  • Unpopular president tells Americans that all is well

    Las Vegas Review-Journal, Syndicated content|Feb 15, 2023

    President Joe Biden, his approval ratings underwater for most of the past two years, made his case for a second term last week. It’s doubtful he changed many minds. The 80-year-old Democrat droned on for 73 minutes during his State of the Union address, urging voters to let him “finish the job.” He insisted that all is well, that his economic policies have put the nation on a prosperous path. “Two years ago our economy was reeling,” Biden said. “As I stand here tonight, we have created a record 12 million new jobs — more jobs created in two yea...

  • Justice right to defend Supreme Court legitimacy

    Las Vegas Review-Journal, Syndicated content|Sep 21, 2022

    The best way for the U.S. Supreme Court to preserve its legitimacy is to ignore public opinion. This month, Chief Justice John Roberts made remarks defending the institution of the Supreme Court. It was his first public address since the Dobbs decision, which overturned Roe v. Wade. “Simply because people disagree with an opinion is not a basis for criticizing the legitimacy of the court,” he said at an event in Colorado. He added, “You don’t want the political branches telling you what the law is. And you don’t want public opinion to be the...