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Trump Following in Obama’s Footsteps with Healthcare EO

U.S. President Donald J. Trump and Former U.S. President Barack Obama wait to exit the east front steps for the departure ceremony during the 58th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2017. More than 5,000 military members from across all branches of the armed forces of the United States, including reserve and National Guard components, provided ceremonial support and Defense Support of Civil Authorities during the inaugural period. (DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Marianique Santos)

When Pres. Trump issued an executive order¬†phasing out DACA last month, the administration made it a constitutional issue, accusing Pres. Obama of overreaching his authority when he created the¬†Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) by executive order in June 2012. Now Trump is following in Obama’s footsteps with his planned EO to expand access to […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #46: Bombs, Bathrooms and Bad Arguments

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I wade into the Great Bathroom Controversy of 2016. I tackle some of the constitutional issues and explain why I think the whole thing is generally kind of dumb. Somehow, bathrooms have become the most significant issue of the year, with the […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #28: The Constitutional Limits of Presidential Power

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head I talk about presidential executive orders and the constitutional limits of executive power. Earlier this week, President Obama issued his promised executive orders relating to firearms. Many Democrats and gun control advocates praised the president for “taking action when Congress won’t.” Meanwhile, […]

Got a Problem? Solve it with Guns!


Last week, President Obama floated the idea of mandatory voting. My friend Jeff Stewart summed it up neatly. Problem: Not enough voters. Solution: Guns I can already see some of you rolling your eyes. “The president wasn’t suggesting shooting people who don’t vote.” OK. Not directly. But in truth, guns lurk in the background behind […]

They All Suck


Sometimes I feel like just throwing in the towel. I have to be honest: I didn’t get into political activism because I thought it was a pathway to fame and riches. Anybody involved in this kind of work knows the rewards don’t come in the form of a padded bank account, or even respect and […]