Daily Update

Ed Whelan, president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, is a former law clerk to Justice Scalia opines in National Review on President Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch.   “Neil Gorsuch an ideal Antonin Scalia replacement, conservative legal scholars say” is the Washington Times headline.  Bob Fredricks opines in the NY Post on what makes Gorsuch so appealing to conservatives.  Politico also has an article on Judge Gorsuch that included this tidbit, On Tuesday, Obama’s former ethics czar, Norm Eisen, another classmate, tweeted: “Hearing rumors Trump’s likely Supreme Court pick is Neil Gorsuch, my (and President Obama’s!) 1991 Harvard Law classmate.If so, a great guy!”  Read the rest of the article here

Of course, the confirmation will not be smooth sailing as the democrats, led by Senator Schumer,  have already announced plans to filibuster his nomination.   Sen. Schumer should remember that in 2017 we have the ability to remind him and voters of his past words.  Watch Schumer v Schumer here.   Today’s NY Post editorial also reminds Sen. Schumer that he is a man who has no moral compass; his only compass is to say what he thinks his constituents want to hear at any given moment and more than willing to change his beliefs at any given moment. 

Perhaps some of the democrats who do not want to confirm Judge Gorsuch should read how his liberal colleagues and students love him

Guy Benson writes that there are cracks in the Senate Blue Wall.

For those who still think President Trump was wrong to fire Sally Yates, read this dissent by US Supreme Court Justice Scalia

Possible mayoral candidate Paul Massey agrees with Mayor de Blasio when he says NYC should stay a sanctuary city…really Mr. Massey.  You really think it is okay for NYC to disregard the United States Constitution and defy federal law…what other laws do you think it would be okay to defy?

New York’s high tobacco taxes cost the state billions.  Read why here.  

De Blasio again dodges the truth on Charters.

Wednesday’s with Walter E. Williams