June 29, 2012

June 29, 2012 - PM Edition

Yesterday - Liberty Law Blog (Greve)

A Saying by Bl. Fulton J. Sheen

Two (other) cases of note - MoJ (Garnett)

Good news from New Hampshire - MoJ (Garnett)

Prof. Michael McConnell on the Spending Clause Holding in the Health Care Law Case - Volokh (Volokh)

Why Dennis Prager Voted Against the California Tobacco Tax - Maverick Philosopher

Munger on Single-Payer - Pileus (Sorens)

June 29, 2012 - AM Edition

Freedom is Not the Good - FPR (Salyer)

Behind the Crack-up of the Right - TIC (Buchanan)

Firm Identities and Loose Borders - FPR (Hart)

Breaking the Chains of Ignorance and Despotism - Liberty Law Blog (Gutzman)

Lose Battle, Win War? - NRO Bench Memos (Adler)

The Higher Education Bubble Is Going To Burst - RCP (Reynolds)

On Health Care, It's All Up to the Voters Now - RCP (Cannon & Bevan)

Roberts Rules To Avoid The Appearance Of Politics In His Court - IBD (Krauthammer)

Ginsburg is Right on the Commerce Clause, but for the Wrong Reasons - Volokh (Korobkin)

And Definitely Place Not Thy Trust in Economists or Metaphysical Philosophers - MoJ (DeGirolami)

Casey: Enduring, Entrenched, Intentionally Evil Egregious Error - Public Discourse (Paulsen)

Not above the law: Holder first U.S. Attorney General to be voted in Contempt of Congress - LI (Sorock)

The New and Even Worse Obamacare - NRO (Levin)

Health Care Ruling Re-Energizes Tea Party - Roll Call (Lorber)

Summer Books - Pileus (Otteson)

June 28, 2012

June 28, 2012 - Healthcare Edition

A Tax, Not a Penalty - Liberty Law Blog (Reinsch)

Tax Not So Coercive? - Pileus (Cleveland)

Economic Mandates Are Unconstitutional — But This Was Not A Genuine Economic Mandate - Volokh (Kerr)

The Decision to Uphold the Mandate as Tax Represents a Gestalt Shift in Constitutional Law  - Legal Theory Blog

Was Scalia’s Dissent Originally a Majority Opinion? - Volokh (Bernstein)

Obamacare Upheld: Thank Goodness! - Pileus (Otteson)

Supreme Court upholds health care law, individual mandate - CNS (Bauman)

How right I was: “IRS The New Health Care Enforcer” - Legal Insurrection (Jacobson)

Some Brief Initial Thoughts on the Health Care Decision - MoJ (Stabile)

A Man Must go down Fighting - TIC

Supreme Court Majority Endorses Activity-Inactivity Distinction - Volokh (Somin)

The Conservative John Roberts - Volokh (Kerr)

It Now Falls to Congress - RCP (Pilon)

The Perils of Shortsightedness - Volokh (Bernstein)

June 28, 2012 - AM Edition

The Mysticism of "Social Justice"-  RCP (Sowell)

Welcome to Colonus - TIC (Brann)

Ed Glaeser on Federal Mandates - Pileus (Sorens)

June 27, 2012

June 27, 2012 - PM Edition

"Activism?" - Volokh (Bernstein)

An Open Letter to Mike Pence - On Your Overly-Personal Emails of Late - Ricochet (Sardonicus)

Inherent Powers and Justice Scalia's Arizona Opinion - The Originalism Blog (Ramsey)

Happy (Almost) Birthday, PCAOB - Liberty Law Blog (Christina)

Michigan Court of Appeals Strikes Down Stun Gun Ban, Says Second Amendment Applies to Open Carry in Public - Volokh (Volokh)

Con Law 101 - John C. Wright

Planned Parenthood v. Casey at Twenty: The Worst Constitutional Decision of All Time - Public Discourse (Paulsen)

June 27, 2012 - AM Edition

Poll Shocker: Majority of Liberal Law Professors Believe Mandate Is Constitutional - Volokh (Adler)

The Liberal Naysayers vs. The Federalist Papers - The American Spectator (Young)

Good Entertainment and Great Art - John C. Wright

A Few Unwelcome Words about Mrs. Klein - The Imaginative Conservative (Frohnen)

NPR – What’s Driving College Costs Higher? - Pileus Blog (Cleveland)

State of Florida vs. George Zimmerman (2): The Fabrication of Probable Cause - Liberty Law Blog (Conway)

Silver Lining in Economic Collapse: Cheap Gas - Via Meadia

The Affordable Care Act and the Power of Meh! - Pileus (Eisner)

The Right Honourable Mr. Burke - The American Scholar (Doyle)

Commentary: America’s taxpayers lost big in UAW bailout - Detroit News (Sherk & Zywicki)

'Righteous Mind’ author Haidt: Conservatives have broader moral sense than liberals - The Washington Times (Smith)

Obama’s Afghan Strategy Isn’t Working: Now What? - Via Meadia

June 26, 2012

June 26, 2012 - PM Edition

Husbands and Wives of Nation’s Constitutional Law Professors Collectively File for Divorce - Noncuratlex

German Court Declares Judaism A Crime - Via Meadia

The Obama Administration's Contempt for the Rule of Law - Maverick Philosopher

BBC Admits Overhyping Arab Spring - Via Meadia

Political Philosophy, by Michael J. White - Mirror of Justice (Brennan)

June 26, 2012 - AM Edition

A Political Glossary - Real Clear Politics (Sowell)

Why Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked IS a Great Book - The Imaginative Conservative (Woods)

On the Way Down - The Imaginative Conservative (Reilly)

Religious Freedom: Use It or Lose It - Public Discourse (Duncan)

In Praise of Gendercide - The American Catholic (McClarey)

One of Many Lessons of the Lynn Trial - Mirror of Justice (Leary)

Arizona v. United States: Judicial Preemption - The Originalism Blog (Ramsey)

June 25, 2012

June 25, 2012 - PM Edition

Does Christ mean that we cannot ever judge anyone? - New Theological Movement (Erlenbush)

Is Political Science Science? - The Maverick Philosopher (Vallicella)

Is the Country Unraveling? - Pajamas Media (Hanson - HT: Vallicella)

Faculty, alumni firestorm as U. Chicago courts future Obama Library - Legal Insurrection (Jacobson)

June 25, 2012 - AM Edition

Bigotry, David Blankenhorn, and the Future of Marriage - The Public Discourse (Gallagher)

What is Scientism? - Maverick Philosopher (Vallicella)

Emoprojection - Legal Insurrection (Jacobson)

A Conservative Conservationist - The Imaginative Conservative (Lawler)

Sentient Plants? Part II - Edward Feser

Why Originalism Needs the Virtues - Liberty Law Blog (Strang)

Moral Preening and Capital Punishment - Liberty Law Blog (Dalrymple)

Paul Krugman's Follies - City Journal (Sorman)

Most of Arizona Immigration Law Preempted - The Volokh Conspiracy (Adler)

The European Atrocity You Never Heard About - Chronicle Review (Douglas)

Two More Separation-of-Powers Debates - The Originalism Blog (Ramsey)

June 24, 2012

June 24, 2012 (Weekend Edition)

Two Articles on Second Amendment Originalism - The Originalism Blog (Ramsey)

Americans Lose Faith in Public Schools - The American Interest (Mead)

Japan: Keynesian Poster Child - The American Interest (Mead)

Sentient Plants? - Edward Feser

Scrutiny Land - The Volokh Conspiracy (Barnett)

OSHA Targets Shooting Range - The Volokh Conspiracy (Kopel)

America's Plan to Cut Carbon: Frack Now - The American Interest (Mead)

NSF Funding for Political Scientists - Pileus Blog (Eisner)

Anti-Mormonism in America Update - Via Meadia (Mead)

The Church Can Never Count on Peace - Mirror of Justice (Brennan)

Edmund Burke for Our Time (excerpt) - The Imaginative Conservative (Byrne)

Obama's Justice: Upside Down - Real Clear Politics (Saunders)

June 22, 2012

June 22, 2012 (PM Edition)

May Obama Claim Executive Privilege? - NRO (Thompson)

The Inequality Fetish - NRO (Brennan)

President Obama’s Deferred Action on Immigration (and OLC) - The Volokh Conspiracy (Elwood)

Barack Obama's Awful June Just Got Worse - Commentary (Wehner)

'We’re mortgaging the future of the younger generation' - Telegraph UK (Ferguson)

Random Thoughts - Real Clear Politics (Sowell: HT Maverick Philosopher)

June 22, 2012 (AM Edition)

A question some readers may be asking is: "How do you select different items to appear on this blog?" Being a new blog, that is an ongoing adjustment at this point. Although I read a variety of sources in different genres  (e.g, philosophy, theology, political, literary, etc.), I try and focus my links around the political, philosophical, and literary, and usually conservative and Federalist. I want to avoid too much duplication of what may be found at other sites. The Pulpit, for instance, does an excellent job of Catholic and related discussion. I am sure my selection criteria will change slightly as I refine my approach, but I do not plan to stray too far from what I have set forth here.

Sean Trende’s Realignment of Electoral Analysis - Liberty Law Blog (Lynch)

Rights in Islam - The Imaginative Conservative (Caldecott)

In Search of the City on a Hill - The Imaginative Conservative (Gamble)

Toward a New Form of Laissez-Faire - Liberty Law Blog (McAllister)

Gallup Editors: Americans' Views on the Healthcare Law - Gallup (Newport, Jones, Saad)

Death by Degrees - n+1

June 20, 2012

June 20, 2012 (PM Edition)

Mass Media and Spiritual Deterioration - The Maverick Philosopher (Vallicella)

Is President Obama’s assertion of executive privilege valid? - The Volokh Conspiracy (Kopel)

Right to Keep and Bear Arms Includes Knives - The Volokh Conspiracy (Volokh)

Mitch Daniels Will Be the Next President - Pileus Blog (Grover Cleveland)

Sertillanges on Reading - The Maverick Philosopher (Vallicella)

The Newest Front in the Battle over Marriage - Public Discourse (Linton)

And now for some real news, fans of science! - John C. Wright's Journal (Wright)

An Alternative to Sprawl - Front Porch Republic (Mitchell)

Are the Laws of Logic Empirical Generalizations? - Maverick Philosopher (Vallicella)

Milton Praises the Strenuous Life - Maverick Philosopher (Vallicella)

June 20, 2012 (AM Edition)

Beginning with this post, I have begun placing the author's name in parentheses after the blog title. Originally, I was planning to leave the name and simply put the blog. My reasoning was that the ideas were more important, and I did not want people singling out posts to avoid because of the name of an author. My reason for change is two-fold: first, I wanted to give credit where credit is due, and that means the name of the individual writing the post, rather than simply the blog, and second, I realized that with multiple posts from the same blog appearing daily, and with posts replying to earlier posts from the same blog, adding the author's last name could help to avoid confusion. The only time a last name will not appear is when a post is anonymous, "by the editors", or the like.

Regulating Political Speech - Real Clear Politics (Stossel)

The Par Tester Chronicles 1: Front Porcher Polet’s Undisputed Techno-Victory - Front Porch Republic (Peters)

Doing Well by Doing Well - The Imaginative Conservative (Domitrovic)

How Much Does the Individual Mandate Case Matter? - Volokh Conspiracy (Somin)

Religious Freedom Under Siege: The Bishops Respond - Public Discourse (Franck and Simon)

Religion and the Constitution - The Imaginative Conservative (Baldacchino)

Ninth Circuit Struggles with Suspicionless Laptop Searches at U.S. Border - FedSocBlog (Shubow)

Obama invokes Executive Privilege after long stall by Holder - Legal Insurrection (Jacobson)

June 16, 2012

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Popcorn Too? Food Fascists Gone Wild - The Maverick Philosopher

A Dose of John Garvey - Mirror of Justice

D.C. Circuit to Hear Dispute Over Drones and Targeted Killings in September - FedSoc Blog

No, Let's Not Admit We're All Cafeteria Catholics - Acts of the Apostasy

Politics and the New Dark Age - The Imaginative Conservative

The Kids Aren’t All Right: New Family Structures and the “No Differences” Claim - Public Discourse

Supreme Court Take Notice: Two Sociologists Shift the Ground of the Marriage Debate - Public Discourse

What’s a Constitution Between Friends? - TaC

A New Beginning

Welcome to Sardonic Ex Curia! The purpose of this blog is simple - provide a series of daily links to intelligent conservative, Federalist, or Catholic web content. Most of it will be from true blogs, although some of it may be links to good reprints, journal articles, and other web flotsam. I am modeling this on the Catholic blog the "Pulp.It". Go check them out sometime as well!