Monthly Archive: December 2014

The Law Today: The Calculations for a Supreme Retirement in the Age of Obama

The Law Today: The Calculations for a Supreme Retirement in the Age of Obama

This commentary stems from an article by Bill Scher published at RealClearPolitics.com In his piece, Mr. Scher reflects, quite well, on the political landscape of the “swing vote” on the Supreme Court and the...

8 Steps to Answering the Questions: What Should I Read to Stay Informed? Or How Do I Get Informed?

8 Steps to Answering the Questions: What Should I Read to Stay Informed? Or How Do I Get Informed?

Back in the day before the internet, there was a correlation between being perceived as an informed person and the numbers of newspapers and periodicals you read on a daily basis. Now, with the...

GovMatt’s Person of the Year: Vladimir Putin, Obviously

GovMatt’s Person of the Year: Vladimir Putin, Obviously

The next installment of GovMatt’s “___ of the Year” series coincides with the TIME Magazine naming the “Ebola Fighters” as the collective “Person of the Year.” Because “Ebola” already “won” GovMatt’s “Panic of the...

The CIA Torture Report: The Errors of Back-Ending Disclosure

The CIA Torture Report: The Errors of Back-Ending Disclosure

This morning, with the release of the executive summary of what has now been called the “CIA Torture Report,” the United States makes a good faith effort at coming clean on “enhanced interrogation” tactics...

“____ of the Year”: Panic of the Year

“____ of the Year”: Panic of the Year

According to Time Magazine (www.time.com), the “Person of the Year” will be announced on December 10, 2014. As a lead up to the inevitable selection of Vladimir Putin as “Person of the Year,” I’ve...

Ask GovMatt #1

Ask GovMatt #1

Q: What is Modern Liberty? A: Modern Liberty at GovMatt.com is my personal sounding board for things that are happening in the wide world. Q: Who is GovMatt? Is he a governor?! A: GovMatt....

Let’s Talk About Russia: Are Declining Oil Prices a Good Thing?

Let’s Talk About Russia: Are Declining Oil Prices a Good Thing?

Take a look at two graphs. Do you know what they are? The title of the blog may have given away the first one: it’s the price of Brent Crude Oil over the last...