Thoughts from Maharrey Head #88: Outrage Culture

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” This episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head,  I talk about outrage culture. I’m outraged!! Aren’t you? Last week, video of security dragging a United Airlines passenger off a flight sparked outrage. The backlash caused United stock to stumble. Social media continues to churn the story to this day. But that […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #87: Ask Mike Anything Third Edition

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” This episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head features another edition of “ask Mike anything.” This week, I let listeners determine the show topics. I solicited questions on my Facebook page and answered a number of them in this episode. Subjects run the gamut from the federal government’s constitutional power over […]

133 Words or Less: Huckabee Another Fake Constitutional Conservative

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Mike Huckabee doesn’t want to cut funding to the National Endowment for the Arts. The former Arkansas governor wrote a Washington Post op-ed defending the federal program. Huckabee makes a wonderful utilitarian case for federal arts funding, but what about the fact the Constitution doesn’t authorize it? Huckabee often positions himself as a constitutionalist – […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #85: 9 Reasons Cosmo Should Stick to Orgasms

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about Cosmopolitan’s B.S. article about the Constitution. A recent Cosmo article titled 9 Reasons Constitutional Originalism Is Bullsh*t demonstrates why the magazine should just stick to talking about sexual positions and better orgasms. The confirmation hearings for Neil Gorsuch have reinvigorated the […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #83: Obamacare 2.0

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about the recently unveiled Republican healthcare plan. The Republicans have come out with their much ballyhooed Obamacare “repeal and replace” plan. Turns out it doesn’t repeal. The replace part looks pretty awful. And of course, it’s just as unconstitutional as […]

Bill to Return Legislative Authority to Legislature Causes Complete Freakout

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A bill to restore some level of constitutional sanity to the federal regulatory state recently passed the U.S. House and caused a total freakout. The REINS Act would  require congressional approval before major regulations imposed by federal executive agencies such as the FDA, EPA and OSHA went into effect. When I say passage of the […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #82: The Constitution Is Dead

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about the death of the U.S. Constitution and its irrelevance in today’s politics. Two hundred years ago today (March 3, 2017),  James Madison’s vetoed an infrastructure bill. The president refused to sign the legislation because it was unconstitutional. The federal […]