Dear Amy Barrett, and ALL “originalists”

One has to remember that an Amendment to the Constitution is  PART of the Constitution, and since it is LATER than the original text of the Constitution actually becomes more relevant. And so I remind you that the Bill of Rights was ratified by a Congress including a number of folks who were part of…

thoughts on the President's attempted electoral coup – UPDATE AT END

There are a number of issues to address, but let me start with this, from the 14th Amendment: But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the executive and judicial officers of a state, or the members…

'No offence but that of negritude'

NOTE: I would like to apologize for the use of some archaic language and painfully explicit descriptions in what follows. Difficult as it is to read, I believe it helps highlight true horrors in our past that Americans must confront. Even before the first protesters demanding justice for all took to the streets of cities…

GOP’s Cornyn repeatedly threatened judges; now demands Schumer apology

Senator Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Thursday expressed regret that he “used the words I used yesterday” in warning Supreme Court Justices Kavanaugh and Gorsuch of the public backlash their reproductive rights rulings will produce. While Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) proclaimed, “There is nothing to call this except a threat,” more than a…

The most important issue for Democrats in 2020? The courts

As the 2020 election season heats up, voters’ priorities are coming into sharper focus. As in years past, there is a great divergence in what each party ranks as its top issues. Earlier this year, the Pew Research Center found that Republicans identify terrorism, the economy, Social Security, immigration, and the military as their five greatest…

A higher patriotism

Just in time for the Fourth of July, Gallup released the results of its latest survey of patriotism. Its primary finding? For the first time in Gallup's 18-year history asking U.S. adults how proud they are to be Americans, fewer than a majority say they are “extremely proud.” Currently, 47% describe themselves this way, down…