Author: Dr. John A. Sparks



July 25, 2013

Fisher v. University of Texas: The Court Misses an Opportunity

Filed under: Courts, The Law & The Judiciary - 25 Jul 2013

The Supreme Court, in a case heard by eight Justices (Justice Kagan recused herself), has issued its decision involving the admissions policies of the University of Texas. In a 7-1 decision, the court sent the case back to the Fifth …

January 20, 2013

Obama’s Medical Devices Tax … It May Be Harmful to Your Health

Filed under: Liberalism, Marxism & Communism - 20 Jan 2013

By Dr. John A. Sparks

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared in The Washington Times.

With the start of the New Year, one of the little noticed but potentially harmful features of Obamacare has now gone into …

December 29, 2012

Robert Bork and Grove City College

By Dr. John A. Sparks

On a dark February afternoon in 1988, 25 students in a U.S. Constitutional History class waited expectantly in a little-used dining hall on the campus of Grove City College (in Grove City, Pennsylvania) for a …

July 10, 2012

The Obamacare Decision: A Mixed Bag

The case that received more media attention and more consideration by the U.S. Supreme Court than any in recent history has been decided. The 5-4 decision upheld the “individual mandate,” the central feature of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care …

April 12, 2012

Obama’s Monumental Misunderstanding

President Obama recently complained about the possibility of the Supreme Court striking down Obamacare. He used the term “unprecedented” and was critical of “judicial activism” engaged in by “unelected” judges. In so doing, he showed his monumental misunderstanding of American …

September 24, 2011

Does Alzheimer’s Justify Divorce?

Filed under: American Society & Heritage,Religion & Faith - 24 Sep 2011

Recently, Pat Robertson, chairman of the Christian Broadcasting Network, told his “700 Club” viewers that divorcing a wife with Alzheimer’s disease is justifiable (click here). His statement came in response to a viewer’s question, and one would hope that …

September 6, 2011

Obamacare: Constitutionally Infirm

Filed under: Constitution & Bill of Rights - 06 Sep 2011

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the key feature of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known by many as “Obamacare,” is unconstitutional. The “individual mandate” portion of the legislation—a …

July 16, 2011

The Year of School Choice—But Not for African-American Kids in NYC

In a recent editorial, The Wall Street Journal calls 2011 the “year of school choice.” Parents and the legislators who represent them, particularly in inner-city schools, are tired of waiting for the promised effects of “educational reform” on the public …