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Richard Kelsey

Richard Kelsey
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Richard Kelsey is the Editor-in-Chief of Committed Conservative. He is a trial Attorney and author of the new book on higher education, "Of Serfs and Lords: Why College Tuition is Creating a Debtor Class" Rich is a former Assistant Law School Dean and Law Professor. At Mason Law Kelsey conceived of, planned, and brought to fruition Mason’s Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, known as CPIP, drawing on his expertise as a former CEO of a technology company specializing in combating cyber-fraud. Before returning to private practice, Rich taught legal writing and analysis and an advanced litigation seminar. In 2014 he was elected by the graduating class as the faculty speaker at their graduation. He is a regular commentator on legal and political issues in print, radio and on TV. Rich has appeared on hundreds of stations as a legal expert or political commentator. He provided the legal analysis for all stages of the Bob McDonnell trial and appeal for numerous outlets including NPR and WMAL. Rich also writes on occasion for the American Spectator and CNSNews.com. In his free time, Rich is part of the baseball mafia of Northern Virginia, serving on numerous boards and as a little league and travel baseball coach. His Twitter handle is @richkelsey.
Gun violence and school shootings are not caused by the rise of machines or inanimate objects … they are the product of our broken culture. How broken is our culture?  The elite media thinks only a fraction of gun...
Political tribalism has splintered this country so badly that the leftists who hijacked the Democratic party were forced this week to abandon their religious faith and defend middle-eastern terrorists and MS-13 murderers. That’s how bad political fanaticism has become. Political...
I watched my father, a World-War II Marine wither and die from cancer. The process kills its victim, and it can break the loved ones. That reality is particularly harsh when your loved one has been a war hero,...
Let’s pretend this is an academic assessment test. It has one question to help us assess the role of Academic Freedom in Higher education so we can decide the size and scope of tenure protection for make-believe professors. Ready? Pick...
The Supreme Court is one vote short of limiting a President’s power to protect the homeland by subjugating his Constitutional authority as Commander-in-Chief and vitiating his statutory authority over entry of foreign nationals. That’s bad, but if the Court...
Journalism in America is nearly dead. For the most part, Americans don’t even care. We want our "news" and our “facts” from our “team.” It is no wonder we are at each other’s throats. We have neither a common...
Article II, Section one, clause one of the Constitution says, “the executive Power shall be vested in the President of the United States.”  The President alone oversees the executive branch. The executive branch, including the FBI, the DOJ, and...
In 1998, a prominent former Russian KGB officer and Professor predicted that the United States would splinter and become balkanized based on a host of cultural factors. He even made a nice map. His timing is off, and his...
Eleven teens die every day from texting and driving according to AAA. Texting and driving accounts for 1.6 million crashes and over 330,000 injuries each year, says the National Safety Council. One out of every four car accidents in...
The School Board fired Gregory Salcido, a history teacher at El Rancho High School and elected Pico Rivera city councilman, according to the Los Angeles Times. Salcido hates the Military, and he has no respect for those who bravely serve. Aurora Villon, the...