Showing posts with label marriage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label marriage. Show all posts

What Unmarried Women Want: Big Government?

by Elizabeth Nolan Brown.     For most of American history, married women have far outnumbered their single counterparts. But this all changed in 2009, when the proportion of unmarried U.S. women first climbed above 50 percent. And in 2016, unmarried women will—for the first time—make up a majority of the potential female      ... MORE

Andrew Napolitano: Religious Belief And The Rule Of Law

The lesson for Kim Davis.  Shortly before the Labor Day weekend, a federal judge in Kentucky ordered the Rowan County clerk incarcerated for violating his orders. Five days later, he released her. The judge found that the clerk, Kim Davis, interfered with the ability of same-sex couples in her county to marry by refusing to issue them applications for      ... MORE

How 2016 Contenders Want To Change The Constitution

by Clare Foran.     Amending the Constitution is no easy feat. But long odds haven't stopped Democrats and Republicans alike from calling for change on the campaign trail. There have only been 27 amendments to the legendary legal document since the Founding Fathers—quite literally—put pen to paper. And that's with good reason: Even the most     ... MORE

Supreme Court Gets Lowest Favorability Rating In 30 Years

by Jennifer Harper.   Even politicians in robes are having a bad year. “Following major, end-of-term rulings on the Affordable Care Act and same-sex marriage, unfavorable opinions of the Supreme Court have reached a 30-year high. And opinions about the court and its ideology have never been more politically divided,” reports the Pew Research   ... MORE

Support Grows For States To Ignore The Federal Courts

from Rasmussen Reports.   Following last week’s controversial U.S. Supreme Court rulings on Obamacare and gay marriage, voters believe more strongly that individual states should have the right to turn their backs on the federal courts. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 33% of Likely U.S. Voters now believe that     ... MORE

Nullification Is The Answer To Obama/SCOTUS Lawlessness

by Steve Williams.   The dictates of politicians in robes. At least three jaw-droppingly unconstitutional decisions have been rendered in the past two days by The Supreme Court of the United States. Obamacare, which forces Americans to buy a (very crappy) product or be financially penalized, was "re-written"(that is, childishly rationalized) for   ... MORE

John Stossel: A Right To Discriminate

Bake me a cake, or go to jail!   Sadly, that is the new message from "inclusive" America. If you don't want to cater, photograph, preside over, sell pizza at, sell flowers to or otherwise participate in a gay wedding, you will be punished. If you don't want your business to pay for a kind of birth control that you consider murder, you will pay fines until your  ... MORE

Nullification, Now Coming To The Supreme Court?

by David A. Graham.    When the Tea Party wave arrived in 2010, it swept away much of the Republican Party's existing structure, and instituted a more populist approach. But as waves tend to do, it left some even older debris in its wake. "Nullification," the theory that states can invalidate federal laws that they deem unconstitutional, had its   ... MORE

Obamacare Holds Some Nasty Surprises For Taxpayers

by Rick Moran.         If you are currently receiving a subsidy from the government for your health insurance, you better be aware that any "life changes" that occur during the year - marriage, divorce, increase in income - has to be reported to the IRS. Otherwise, you're liable to get a nasty surprise come tax time. Politico: It's a new responsibility    ... MORE

Freedom Does Not Equal Polygamy And Heroin

by Shikha Dalmia.       Cultural conservatives can’t be too happy about the country’s growing tolerance for gay marriage and legal marijuana, both of which a slim majority now supports. This erosion of traditional moral codes, they fear, will put America on the highway to Gomorrah. But removing government from the business of      ... MORE

David Harsanyi: Liberals Vs. Imaginary Monsters

A noble fight against evil?   New York Times columnist Paul Krugman recently informed us that a national movement is afoot "to punish the unemployed." Remarkably, he went on to write, conservatives think the world is far too easy on those who can't find work, so they're on a mission to make it worse. The right, you see, is not just perpetuating    ... MORE

Let's Divorce Marriage From The Government

by Steve Chapman.  As a kid, I remember watching a rerun of the 1952 I Love Lucy Show episode in which Lucy finds her marriage license while cleaning out a closet. She discovers, to her horror, a typo that refers to husband Ricky’s last name as Bacardi rather than Ricardo, which causes her to question the legality of her marriage. The ensuing hijinks ... MORE

Tom McClusky: Fiscal Cliff Deal Penalizes Married Couples

Politicians vote incentive against marriage. When the “marriage penalty” first appeared in the tax code in 1969, most families had only one member working, and the tax provision was designed to give a tax cut to one-income families. Unfortunately, the tax failed to envision the growing number of women in the workforce. Today in most families,      ... MORE

Ramesh Ponnuru: Obama Vs. The Constitution

The rule of law is on the ballot.       There were warning signs about President Obama’s fealty to the Constitution even before he took the oath of office. As a senator he had voted against the nomination of John Roberts to be chief justice of the Supreme Court, arguing that Roberts was deficient in the “empathy” required for the position. In a speech during his  ... MORE

David Henderson: Getting Rich In America

Eight simple rules.     Sometimes, when the person beside me on an airplane finds out that I'm an economist, he/she will ask, "What's going to happen to the economy?" I answer, "I don't know." If the person is somewhat more sophisticated, he will ask "What's going to happen to interest rates?" I used to answer, "I don't know." I now answer:    ... MORE

Scott Shackford: The Misguided Assault On Chick-fil-A

A terrible abuse of political power.   As if politicians’ flogging of the fast food industry via Nanny State posturing over calories and nutrition isn’t bad enough, now those businesses are going to be punished for not having the right political beliefs. Chick-fil-A, the 50-year-old fast food chain whose Christian credentials were always apparent in its decision to    ... MORE