Despite the fact that I never took physics, I have a theory about how physics works. Just like I also never went to medical school, but that doesn’t stop me from performing complex thoracic surgery.

My theory is this: If you throw a tennis ball, as hard as you can off of the observation deck of the Empire State Building, that ball will ricochet off of buildings, bounce off of cars, roll down a sidewalk and come to rest in a gutter three blocks away. …


In Person Voter Fraud Never, Ever Happens. Here’s Why…

“If you have to stop people from voting to win elections, your ideas suck”

Where does that quote come from? Was it Lincoln? Shakespeare? Me? I’ll never tell. OK, it was me.

Sadly, I first said this in the context of fighting a Voter ID law in Pennsylvania back in 2012. The law passed anyway despite the Speaker of the House and prime sponsor of the bill being caught on tape saying that the purpose of the law was “so Mitt Romney can win Pennsylvania”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuOT1bRYdK8

Fortunately, a hero met the…


Earlier this week, I found myself watching an interview with West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin. Lately, I “find myself” in all sorts of odd situations. I really need to pay more attention to what goes on around me.

At a certain point in the interview, I “found myself” screaming at the television. When I was a small boy, I believed that the people I saw on the screen were actually inside the TV. …


Coming Soon: Political muscle in support of Cannabis. Stay tuned…


We hear a great deal about the Second Amendment these days. In the midst of an epidemic of gun violence (which is sadly, only the second worse epidemic we are facing now), we are told that any proposed policy changes to try to address this carnage run afoul of the Second Amendment.

Every time former President Trump endorses someone, he says exactly the same thing: “He or she (but probably he) is very strong on crime, our great vets and 2A”. What that really means is “He or she (still very likely he) has sufficiently sucked up to me personally”…


It seems our society has evolved to the point where every day there is at least one shit-storm which shoots to the top of our news coverage. This is relatively new. During the dark ages, whole centuries went by where literally nothing of interest happened. Sure, there was the occasional plague which wiped out half of this country or that continent. But people barely noticed, and mostly went about their business trying to make ever-sharper tools out of rocks.

As I write this, we find ourselves in the middle of the current shit-storm involving Ted Cruz. It seems that the…


No, Democrats are no Communists. Not Even a Little Bit

Calling other people names has been part of the human experience for as long as human communication has existed. I would imagine cavemen referred to those from other caves as “Wheel-Jockeys” before crushing their skulls with large Mammoth bones. Even the youngest children call each other “poopy-heads”, and, more recently, “globalists” at the playground.

The names people choose to categorize others they don’t like or agree with often has very little relation to anything that is actually true about those people. I’m not even sure what being a “poopyhead” entails. Although, in fairness, many of your 2nd grade “globalists” do…


We’ve all heard the expression “reasonable minds can disagree”. I actually think that’s true less often than is commonly supposed, although reasonable minds can disagree on that.

One issue that fails the “reasonable minds” test for me is raising the minimum wage. …


“Going Viral” was not something I heard of growing up. Either was “car” or “Television” (I’m really old). But in modern life, the phrase has come to represent a post, image, video or news story that gains a rapid influx of national or world-wide attention. This phenomenon wasn’t even possible until recently in human history. Abraham Lincoln had to wait days to learn he had won the Republican nomination for president in 1860. Lincoln is known for many acts of courage. But living an entire life without once exploding on TikTok is perhaps his finest achievement.

Members of my immediate…


Trump’s Call to Georgia Proves We Can’t be Surprised by Anything his Enablers do Over the Next Two Weeks

Just when you thought that things couldn’t get any weirder, or that Trump couldn’t get any more transparently corrupt, we have another “perfect” Trump phone call to listen to.

There are many parts of the President’s call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger that are surreal. if I had to pick a favorite, it’s when Trump said to Brad (that’s what he likes me to call him) “There’s nothing wrong with saying that you miscalculated” as an excuse to reverse…

Daylin Leach

Long-time state House and Senate member, author of PA’s Medical Marijuana law, also creator of “shit-gibbon!” Comedian, professor, father of 2 awesome children!

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