Quin Hillyer, a superb writer and great friend who has served as a Senior Fellow for CFIF for the past two-plus years, is laying down his pen to run for U.S. Congress in Alabama.
Hillyer made his intentions known yesterday to run for the seat being vacated by six-term Congressman Jo Bonner (R-AL), who announced earlier in the day that he will be leaving Congress in August to take a job with the University of Alabama.
Quin’s unwavering passion for the cause of liberty and conservative, limited government principles will be missed by all at CFIF.
Quin, we wish you all the best on your next “adventure!”…[more]
Because Nebraska’s former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel is manifestly ill-qualified (or worse) to be Defense Secretary, and because due diligence about his record has not been completed, senators are more than justified in continuing to filibuster his nomination.
There are two parts to this argument – the first being Hagel’s unfitness for the job, the second being the appropriateness of the filibuster. The first is easier to demonstrate, and well-covered in numerous other places. The second is more complicated. So let’s dispense rather quickly with his unfitness.
Hagel is unqualified…