Author Archives: Dominic Pino

About Dominic Pino

Dominic Pino is the opinion editor for Fourth Estate. You can follow him on Twitter @DominicJPino.

RUSH LIMBAUGH, AN ENTERTAINER FOR THE AGES

BY DOMINIC PINO OPINION EDITOR He was talented, and he knew it. He dropped out of college to follow his dreams. He failed for years before finally breaking through. He captivated a massive audience and redefined his medium. He abused…

WE HAVE TWO BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT NOW

BY DOMINIC PINO OPINION EDITOR Congress has been in decline for decades. It has conceded much of its power, often willingly and gleefully, and the courts and the administrative state have filled the void. The gradual slide into constitutional irrelevance…

SEN. KAINE: MY PRIORITIES IN THE NEW CONGRESS

BY SEN. TIM KAINE CONTRIBUTOR After the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, many were rightfully worried about our ability to have a peaceful transfer of power and get to work on accomplishing critical legislative priorities. But in the weeks…

WALTER WILLIAMS, R.I.P.

BY DOMINIC PINO OPINION EDITOR He asked a question to his intermediate microeconomics class that seemed impossible to answer. The students tried their best to impress him, but each answer left something to be desired. Finally, flashing a smile, he…

THE CLOWNS’ LAST HURRAH

BY DOMINIC PINO OPINION EDITOR An important part of any performer’s act is knowing when the show is over. Even an otherwise good movie, song or play can be ruined by straggling on too long. One would think Donald Trump,…

JOE BIDEN DOESN’T HAVE TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS

BY DOMINIC PINO OPINION EDITOR People who closely follow politics have been upset recently at Joe Biden’s refusal to answer questions. He has been calling “lids,” the journalistic term for ending a campaign day early, quite often — sometimes before…

Contributor: There’s nothing wrong with not voting

BY JAMES TALOCKA CONTRIBUTOR Voter registration propaganda is everywhere — it seems like every company, sport and musician is telling you to vote. Despite desperate pleas to register, politically disinterested citizens should not feel guilty for disregarding the message. One…