Is it About Who Demands the Justice?

It strikes me as curious as to why the Black Lives Matter slogan is such an irritant to a large number of conservatives. It seems a simple premise, include us in your view of the sanctity of life. When  Donald Trump bellows “America First” does that mean that Europe, Asia, and Africa should rebel in…

Republicans Let Slip How They Think Justice Works

One of the many stories circulating today about New York Attorney General Letitia James’s announcement of the state lawsuit against the NRA is this one: Donald Trump is losing the culture wars. The peculiar part that caught my eye starts with the subtitle: The Democratic attempt to crush the NRA is unlikely to do much…

Tucker Carlson attacks Elmo over Muppet's racial justice stance

Yes, that’s just as fucking stupid as it sounds: x Tucker Carlson attacks Elmo pic.twitter.com/KTkycca7SP— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) June 10, 2020 < p class=”is-empty-p”> Okay, so that wasn’t Elmo talking. It was some other Muppet. Still … SOME OTHER MUPPET: “People of color, especially in the black community, are being treated unfairly because of how…

Lady Justice is Blind, not Stupid

Lady Justice has functioned very well—for years, being blind, but now Donald Trump, William Barr, and  Republican officialdom are rendering her mute.  Last night, and for as long as Attorney General Barr does not collapse under the weight of a tweet, he publicly admitted the President is pulling away the wool he so proficiently tried…

13 candidates in Iowa at Liberty & Justice Celebration

It’s on C-Span 13 Democratic Presidential Candidates Speak at Liberty and Justice Celebration in Des Moines DES MOINES, Iowa — Thirteen presidential candidates are speaking to a crowd of more than 13,000 at the Iowa Democratic Party’s Liberty and Justice Celebration at Wells Fargo Arena Friday night. The speaking order will be Pete Buttigieg, Joe…

A true social justice warrior has passed. Godspeed, Tony Trupiano.

Yesterday morning I got a text from my friend Stephanie White that said, simply, “Sad news about Tony.” I hadn’t heard any news but I knew which “Tony” she meant. I know several Tonys but THE Tony is and has always been Tony Trupiano. I went to Facebook and quickly saw what I was terrified…

Justice Gorsuch must recuse himself from Russia litigation and should resign if collusion is proved

As we all know, Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch was only confirmed to the Supreme Court after, and as a result of, an unprecedented Republican embargo against President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to replace the deceased Justice Scalia.  Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell defended this outcome as follows: “The next justice could fundamentally alter the direction…