Baby steps to reform?

by Thomas Jipping -- There's not much new under the legislative sun. Sure, there's tweaking the tax brackets here, adjusting some regulations there, or maybe slowing the runaway increase in discretionary spending. more…

Separating Constitution and state

by Thomas Jipping -- Real life can be a great teacher. The U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide a case that shows how far America has drifted from its constitutional and religious more…

Judging Senate Democrats

by Thomas Jipping -- As important as President Bush's legislative agenda may be, he will soon begin creating his real legacy by sending judicial nominees to the Senate. The focus will then more…

Bush cleans off the bench

by Thomas Jipping -- President Bush's decision to terminate the American Bar Association's special veto power over judicial nominations and treat its review board like mere mortals was even more valuable than more…

No room on bench for American Bar Association

by Thomas Jipping -- President Bush is serious about giving America the judiciary it needs, stating his intention to appoint judges who "interpret the law, not make it" and tasking people with more…

Judging Bush's judges

by Thomas Jipping -- The New York Times had some news the other day that was not only fit to print but encouraging to those hoping President Bush will once again see more…

Music-inspired killing

by Thomas Jipping -- "He said a song inspired him." So said 15-year-old Neil O'Grady of fellow 15-year-old Charles Williams, who on March 5 was arrested for shooting up Santana High School more…

Play it again, Bush

by Thomas Jipping -- The Miami Herald reports that -- drum roll please -- George W. Bush won the state of Florida and, therefore, the presidency in last year's election. No one, more…

Yellow brick road to ruin

by Thomas Jipping -- Some people know how to boost ratings. The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, which hosts the annual Grammy Awards, paired rapper Eminem with now-Sir Elton John more…

Intimidated judges judge well

by Thomas Jipping -- No one is touchier about nosey people than judges. If the American people don't stick their nose in judicial business, however, they will no longer run the country. more…