Matt Welch"Outlawing 'the public desecration of the flag,' Stevens argued in dissent, amounts to little more than a 'trivial burden on free expression.' He maintained that a ban on flag-burning easily passed constitutional muster."
The White House projects that the federal deficit will surpass $1 trillion this year, the only time in the nation's history the deficit has exceeded that level, excluding the four-year period following the Great Recession.
Canada escaped a similar debt spiral in the 1990s as a left-of-center government imposed and sustained sharp spending cuts. We can and should do that here, now, yet virtually all members of Congress appear uninterested in reform.
"I don't think he would be a great candidate for us," says one of the independent congressman's leading would-be competitors
Matt WelchFirst of a couple write-ups I'll have from moderating a Libertarian Party presidential debate Saturday near Boston. There's a link in here to the scratchy video; starts at around the 22 minute mark.