Voting for judges hurts democracy

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Elections, Law, Op-ed, Politics

By Oliver Morrison This country was founded on the idea that people should be allowed to vote: no taxation without representation. Every election a new generation is transitioned gently to adulthood with the admonition “rock the vote.” The right to vote has become so sacrosanct that even undemocratic countries such as North Korea and Syria […]

The immigration decision against Obama makes no sense

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 in Immigration, Politics

The argument behind the recent setback to Obama’s executive orders on immigration doesn’t make much sense. It reads (from the Nytimes): “The court finds that the government’s failure to secure the border has exacerbated illegal immigration into this country,” Judge Hanen wrote. “Further, the record supports the finding that this lack of enforcement, combined with […]