Jay Whig

About Jay Whig

J. Whig is an attorney practicing in New York and a resident of Connecticut specializing in insolvency and restructuring. Opinions are his own.

Sister Nancy Incarnacion and the H8ters

“Do you hate Donald Trump?” a reporter asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) the other day. Her over-damp eyes flashed, and Sister Nancy Incarnacion charged the reporter. “As a Catholic, I resent your using the word ‘hate’ in a sentence that addresses me. I don’t hate anyone,” she pronounced, the anger in her voice palpable.

By | 2019-12-06T18:24:45-07:00 December 6th, 2019|Tags: |

The Insect Politicians of the Administrative State

In the 1986 remake of “The Fly,” Jeff Goldblum plays Seth Brundle, a scientist who changes into a mutant man-fly after his DNA is contaminated in a failed experiment. As he descends into the madness of his fading humanity, Brundle announces, haltingly through his catastrophe of a fly-mouth, that his failure will be redeemed. He

By | 2019-11-24T21:04:43-07:00 November 23rd, 2019|Tags: |

Vindman Is the Ranking Miles Gloriosus

Lieutenant Colonel Vindman wants you to know his rank. This miles gloriosus, who clumsily cast himself as both martinet and insubordinate meddler, knows something of rank and privilege.  In colloquy with the witness, Representative Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) referred to Vindman as “Mr. Vindman.” Vindman, lips pursed, breathed back, “Ranking member, it’s Lieutenant Colonel Vindman, please.”  

By | 2019-11-20T20:55:52-07:00 November 20th, 2019|Tags: |

Adam Schiff’s Outhouse Politics

Representative Adam B. Schiff’s (D-Calif.) impeachment inquiry is a real danger to every Democrat associated with it. Less than two years ago, Schiff’s libertine idea of truth showed itself. Jay Whig called him out then for misrepresenting the nature and purposes of the independence of the FBI. Schiff went on to claim that, as chairman

By | 2019-11-10T21:47:07-07:00 November 9th, 2019|Tags: |

The Etiquette of the Late Dauphin or the Morality of Americans?

“I am the late Dauphin,” or so goes the line from Huckleberry Finn. American fraudsters long have sought to clothe themselves in the trappings of European aristocracy. A permanent elite is alien to American culture. Being alien, it is altogether fascinating. The distraction opens the door to swindle. Last week in City Journal, Harvard political

By | 2019-09-11T21:23:06-07:00 September 11th, 2019|Tags: |

A Mighty Fortress is Our Victimhood

The College Board last week announced a plan to add an “adversity score” to its Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Justifying the move, College Board President David Coleman said, "Through its history, the College Board has been focused on finding unseen talent. The Environmental Context Dashboard shines a light on students who have demonstrated

By | 2019-05-20T16:25:34-07:00 May 20th, 2019|

Are You Positive About Natural Right?

Last Sunday, Edward J. Erler replied to Mark Pulliam in their battle over positivist originalism and natural rights originalism. Erler’s relies primarily on the opinions of founders and leading politicians responsible for the 14th Amendment to show the natural rights basis of both the Constitution and the 14th Amendment. The emphasis on opinion

By | 2019-04-06T17:14:59-07:00 April 6th, 2019|

Of Special Counsels and Slave Masters

For weekend reading, I chose a volume of slave narratives, The Classic Slave Narratives, edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. I started with The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave. Douglass’ story is one of savagery within the clutches of America’s institution of chattel slavery. One can read of

By | 2019-03-06T16:21:47-07:00 March 6th, 2019|

Elector Elastrator

Colorado, having cast its electoral votes for a loser in the 2016 presidential election, may not be content merely to be a one-time loser. The Colorado State Senate voted Tuesday—along party lines—to adopt Senate Bill 19-042, a bill to require that Colorado’s electors vote in presidential elections according to the national popular vote.

By | 2019-04-20T10:57:29-07:00 February 1st, 2019|

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