Author Archives: James J Heaney

Justice Gorsuch and Net Neutrality

Nobody seems to have pointed this out yet, so I guess I might as well put something up quick. President Trump is not a big fan of net neutrality, and his new FCC commissioner, Ajit Pai, is, uh… really not … Continue reading

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The Bishop’s Lament: Apb. Chaput’s New Book

My review of Archbishop Charles Chaput’s new book, Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Faith in a Post-Christian World, is up at The Federalist today.  Here is the link, and here is an excerpt: Chaput repeatedly refers to the Supreme Court’s lawless … Continue reading

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Betsy DeVos is Not the Schoolpocalypse

The past few weeks, I’ve been forced to spend a lot of time playing the game “Not That Bad.” The rules of this game are simple: President Trump implements a bad policy, makes a bad decision, or says a bad thing, which is … Continue reading

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Is Trump’s Immigration Order Legal?

I am not a fan of President Trump’s controversial Executive Order on immigration. I think it contains good provisions, such as prioritizing the resettlement of religious-minority refugees who are at the greatest risk of being killed in their homelands, and … Continue reading

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Size of the March for Life

People’ve been arguing a lot about crowd size lately, and these arguments have now spilled over into debates about the size of the annual March for Life compared to the (truly enormous) size of the Women’s March on Washington. March … Continue reading

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It’s Okay To Feel Okay

Alternate Title: “3,000 Self-Indulgent Words About My Feelings” My wife and I learned different things about feelings when we were growing up. My wife was taught that, “Whatever feelings you’re feeling are okay.” (It was how you acted on your … Continue reading

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Will President Trump Get a Chance to Swing the Supreme Court?

For many of us, the most important issue at stake in last month’s election was the Supreme Court, where judges who primarily attempt to follow the Constitution’s text are currently outnumbered, 5-3, by judges who make other concerns the primary basis … Continue reading

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Some Electoral College Silliness on the Left

This whole electoral college thing is getting weird. A little while ago, I called on the electors to do their duty: when they vote for President on December 19th, they must vote for a person they consider qualified and fitting … Continue reading

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I’m on the Malacast with Adam Mala!

Adam Mala of the Malacast reached out to me after reading my recent piece in The Federalist, and we had a nice phone interview last week about the electoral college.  You can listen to it here: http://malacast.libsyn.com/interview-with-james-heaney We had a good … Continue reading

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