In what might be considered a bitter irony for conservatives, a U.S. District Court judge in Massachusetts used a state's rights argument in one of two cases yesterday in which he ruled the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.

The popular conservative Townhall magazine recently published the 2010 list of the “100 Americans the Left Hates Most.” According to the editorial staff of Townhall, “the American Left is trashing everyone who dares to stand against them. The more effective the voices that oppose their agenda, the greater the venom the Left spews in their direction.” While several of the names on the list are scarcely known, the top ten most hated Americans by the Left are as predictable as Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s votes.

John McCainSen. John McCain (Ariz.) is the latest Republican Senator to announce he will vote against confirmation of Solicitor General Elena Kagan as the next associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. In a strongly worded op-ed piece published in USA Today for July 8, McCain said his criteria for Supreme Court nominees are "integrity, character, legal competence and ability, experience, and philosophy and judicial temperament. On that test, Elena Kagan fails," he wrote.

Fox News host Glenn Beck is at it again, irritating the Left with his patriotism and love of America's Founding Fathers. Now he plans to share that same sense of American exceptionalism with his fans, through the inception of what he has dubbed Beck University, a series off-air seminars. Beck’s website declares, “Beck University is a unique academic experience bringing together experts in the fields of religion, American history, and economics.”

What happens when our elected officials forget that they are subject to the will of the people? Unfortunately, not much. House members continue to boast an approximate 90 percent rate of reelection, despite their lack of answerability, and the American people suffer as a result.