Supreme Law School collapse, media’s lame DeSantis defamations

Court Oversight: Collapse of the Supreme Law School

American law schools are having an “emotional meltdown” over the Supreme Court because their “intellectual framework leaves no room for an elite institution they neither control nor intimidate.” says Dan McLaughlin of the National Review. First: “Thinking like a lawyer also means being able to consider every argument from both sides.” But “why does the legal left react this way to losing lawsuits and losing the majority of the Court? Because he “doesn’t really have an alternative theory on how to interpret the Constitution.” Moreover, “progressives are so used to controlling our elite institutions that even one in the hands of conservatives not only infuriates them but baffles them.” Basically: “Emotions are the currency of power in institutions run by progressives.”

Conservative: a different kind of energy crisis

Unlike the oil shocks of the 1970s, Rupert Darwall thunders at RealClearEnergy, “Today’s energy crisis was not triggered by Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies or by the Iranian ayatollahs. It was self-inflicted, a predictable result of policy choices made by the West”, from “Germany’s disastrous Energiewende” to “the selfish and self-defeating British policy of ‘Propelling Beyond Coal’ and his decision to ban fracking” to “President Biden’s War on America’s Oil and Gas Industry. “‘I guarantee you. We’re going to end fossil fuels,’ candidate Biden told a climate activist in September 2019, words the White House surely hopes will get lost in a memory lapse” now that the High gas prices are a huge campaign issue. But even now, “the administration doesn’t really want to make energy affordable again. High fossil fuel prices are part and parcel of the plan.

War Beat: Putin’s Nuclear Threats Are Real

Vladimir Putin “seems doomed to wage an unwinnable conflict. It may try to assert its conventional advantages in air, cyber and manpower, but the West seems set to continue sending in ever more advanced military platforms to negate those advantages,” observes Harry J. Kazianis at the Spectator World. This is why the Russian president’s “threats of nuclear war” are “credible”: Putin may “feel that he has no choice but to use tactical nuclear weapons to level the playing field”. “NATO then responds in kind, and Putin moves on to ‘strategic nuclear weapons’ – from WWIII. The Biden team must therefore recognize that “more pressure on Russia” could lead to a “nuclear holocaust”. Better to realize that the war could end up being “the greatest frozen conflict in the history of mankind”, which “will have to be handled with great skill, just as we are doing with North Korea”.

Neocon: The Backbiters Blade DeSantis smears

The media criticizes Governor Ron DeSantis, Notes by Noah Rothman in the commentary, on the grounds that he criticized Biden, but that “the Sunshine State” is seeking “congression-authorized disaster assistance” – and has also “used federal funds, such as Covid-related relief, to fund unrelated programs”. Well, “if it’s hypocrisy, it’s not uncommon”: “Tell me how the pandemic justified a $5 million payout to the Edward M. Kennedy Institute in Boston.” They also point to his vote against Hurricane Sandy emergency relief — but that bill also ‘contained $669.5 million for environmental projects and weather forecasting technology’, to which DeSantis complains. is opposite. Indeed, “the only consistency we can guess from these scattered attacks ‘on DeSantis’ is that it’s kind of unfortunate ‘to use “duly allocated federal funds while criticizing Democrats.”

Eye on Elex: A hidden GOP edge?

A recent Gallup poll “bodes very good things for Republicans in November”, writes Harry Enten on CNN: It first asks respondents what their main concern is, then which party is best able to address it. It turns out that “48% of Americans think the Republican Party is best equipped, while 37% think the Democratic Party is.” History suggests that means big GOP pickups in the House this fall. It also indicates that abortion could become an issue for voters, while the inflation, economy and GOP crime issues rise in the public mind.

– Compiled by the Editorial Board of The Post

Jon J. Epps