13 results for tag: Jenny Beth Journal


Jenny Beth’s Journal: President Trump delivers yet another promise to conservatives with Judge Brett Kavanaugh

On Monday, President Trump announced a Supreme Court nominee to fill the vacancy created by Justice Anthony Kennedy. President Trump kept his promise to conservatives by nominating Judge Brett Kavanaugh, an exceptionally well-qualified judge who will interpret and apply the law fairly. The Hill has Jenny Beth’s commentary:  Kavanaugh is a nominee with excellent academic and professional credentials. As a law clerk to three federal judges, including Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, whom he will be replacing, Kavanaugh began his career after graduating from Yale Law School working with some of the leading lights of the federal judiciary. ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: What is the fate of our nation’s system of federalism?

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair   on internet sales tax produces a level of uncertainty of where we stand with e-commerce, federalism and even the U.S. Constitution’s Commerce Clause. The Supreme Court upheld the state law requiring online companies that make over $100,000 in South Dakota or have over 200 transactions annually to pay an internet sales tax, even if those businesses don’t have a physical presence in the state. For the sake of our nation’s system of federalism, Congress needs to step in and make a decision that will protect small online businesses from more government taxation and regulation. ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: When it comes to immigration, Republicans need to keep their promises

This week, the House killed a so-called Republican compromise bill that would have provided the biggest amnesty ever for nearly 2.2 million illegal immigrants to become citizens in this country. The House majority voting down this bill is a victory for Tea Party Patriots but we shouldn’t get too excited as House Speaker Paul Ryan and Republicans will likely consider another compromise bill. Before they do, Republican lawmakers really need to consider what’s at stake for them and for this country if they do pass an amnesty bill. The Hill has the commentary: I have been telling them that for years, based on my conversations with grassroots ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: Amnesty goes against the Rule of Law

This week, the House of Representatives met over an issue that has vexed Congress for too long: illegal immigration. For too long, Democrats and many Republicans have turned a blind eye to the fact that illegal immigrants broke the laws of our country to skip in line ahead of people who have enough respect for the United States to follow our immigration laws. Now, some Republicans are pushing again for amnesty – which undermines our system of laws. The Hill has Jenny Beth’s commentary: As House Republicans prepare to meet Thursday to discuss various options on immigration reform, they should remember one of the things that makes America such ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: Trump will make the deal with North Korea

In a few weeks – for the first time ever – a U.S. president is scheduled to sit down with the leader of North Korea to negotiate the possibility of denuclearization and peace. If President Trump plays his cards right and talks continue to go in an “America first” direction, the summit will happen on June 12 in Singapore. The way he is handling the discussions is similar to former President Ronald Reagan’s approach with former Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev; the negotiations were successful enough leading to the end of the Cold War. The Washington Examiner has Jenny Beth’s commentary: President Trump’s business background and ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: Congress needs to finish the job!

It’s been several weeks since President Trump was forced to sign a spending bill that he didn’t really want to sign into law. Senators and Representatives are dragging their feet on passing 12 funding bills before the fiscal year ends on Sept. 30. Not to mention, more than 250 of Trump’s nominees are still waiting to be confirmed. What’s taking them so long to get things done? The Washington Examiner has Jenny Beth and Sen. David Perdue’s commentary: Congress should immediately begin considering one or several consolidated funding bills. Doing so now will allow funding to be amended and debated in the light of day. It will also give ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: Gorsuch is an example of what our courts need

It’s been a year since Justice Neil Gorsuch was sworn in to the U.S. Supreme Court and not only has he made a big impact on the court, he has shown he’s the perfect pick to succeed the late Justice Antonin Scalia. The Washington Times has the commentary: The judiciary is the one co-equal branch of our government that can have long-lasting, profound and intimate bearing on the American people. Laws can be changed and even repealed, and executive orders can be reversed. But Supreme Court decisions — even the worst of them — can last for decades and generations. As just one example, the Plessy v. Ferguson decision — the one that codified ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: House GOP should create and pass a rescission package

To make up for the passage of the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill, House Republicans are planning to pass a balanced budget amendment that would actually make things even worse. While their goal is to demonstrate fiscal responsibility — one of the main reasons why House Republicans hold the majority in the first place — Goodlatte’s balanced budget amendment doesn’t contain a simple spending limitation provision. If they really want to demonstrate fiscal discipline, they should throw out the amendment and call for rescissions of wasteful and unnecessary funds. Jenny Beth explains in The Hill: We shouldn’t spend money we don’t have. ...

Jenny Beth Journal: Chappaquiddick ‘emphatically reminds us how intoxicating and effective power and privilege can be’

“Chappaquiddick” will officially premiere in theaters today against a backdrop of high-profile scandals and it’s not at all what one would expect from Hollywood’s liberal and condescending lecturers. Throughout the movie, it does not go unnoticed that it strips away the decades-long myth perpetuated by the Kennedy family and spotlights Mary Jo Kopechne as a victim and Kennedy as more concerned with his political career than the life of a woman and the legality of his own conduct. Jenny Beth previews the film in the Washington Times: Whether coincidence or not, “Chappaquiddick,” produced by Entertainment Studios, premieres April 6th ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: The STRONGER Patents Act is a step toward reclaiming our role as the world’s innovation leader

Since our nation’s founding, a strong patent system that has treated intellectual property with the same respect as physical property has incentivized artists and scientists to invent, produce, and create freely. But in recent years, the United States has fallen behind other countries when it comes to innovation, dropping to 12th place in global intellectual property rankings. In her Washington Times column this week, Jenny Beth says the STRONGER Patents Act can help reclaim our role as the world’s innovation leader. Jenny Beth writes in the Washington Times: The greatest threat to our nation’s patent system is the “America Invents Act,” ...