Posts Tagged ‘constitution’

November 20th, 2019 - 10:42 am § in America, Politics

How to Replace the Two Party System

Despite the shared mythology that Jesus wrote an immutable Constitution, a lot of our actual Constition is, like the Brit Consitution, … an unwritten assumption that things will go as they have gone before. A huge part of waht is NOT written is laws regulating the parties. The reason is simple[...]

June 19th, 2019 - 9:28 am § in America, Donald Trump

Doesn’t this picture smack of something the Chinese would do? The Soviets?

Are Mass Trials Constitutional? How can any individual exercise her rights if she is one of 70 defendants?  And what happens when one of the defendants is a baby?   Such mass trials have been taking place in American courts in the Texan cities of Brownsville, Laredo, and El Paso.. In one typical [...]

April 3rd, 2019 - 2:16 pm § in News Media, Politics

Georgia Republicans want to regulate journalists

Bill would penalize reporters if a “journalism ethics” board decides their reporting is “unfair” This story is so shocking it’s best told in Huffington Post’s own words: “A group of Republican state representatives in Georgia on Tuesday introduced legislatio[...]

June 26th, 2015 - 9:31 am § in Politics

Supreme Court rules gay marriage is a constitutional right

It has taken the Supreme Court 150 years to figure out that “equal” means “equal,” and discrimination isn’t equality. What took them so long? But better late than never. The theocrats and states’ righters are pissing and moaning about it. They don’t like thi[...]

June 21st, 2015 - 9:08 pm § in Uncategorized

Clarence Thomas was deciding vote against Confederate license plates

Clarence Thomas is one of the Supreme Court’s most conservative justices, but he’s also a black who grew up in the South’s bitter racial culture, so it’s hardly shocking that he voted for his own people in last week’s 5-4 ruling upholding Texas’ refusal to issue C[...]

March 10th, 2015 - 10:48 am § in Uncategorized

ACLU, Wikipedia, et al., sue NSA to limit spying on internet users

Wikipedia and other organizations, including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and The Nation magazine, sued the U.S. National Security Agency today in an effort to halt the NSA’s pervasive eavesdropping on internet users. They’re represented by the ACLU. The Constitution is not[...]

September 11th, 2011 - 7:06 am § in Misc.

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: India to outlaw some religions

     Last year, a childless couple in a remote village some 675km east of Mumbai were arrested for allegedly killing five young boys because a religious mystic told them it would help the woman to conceive.  A seven-year-old girl in a village near Nashik, northwest of Mumbai, was killed as part[...]

March 11th, 2011 - 10:01 am § in America, Misc., Politics, UW

SRO Crowd Reclaims Democracy for Real People

SEATTLE, March 11 -- Last night a SRO crowd flocked to UW's Kane Hall to brainstorm strategy and tactics in the fight against the legal fiction of corporate personhood underpinning the CITIZENS decision. Titled After Citizens United: Reclaiming Democracy for PEOPLE, the event was sponsored by Washin[...]

March 4th, 2011 - 7:00 am § in America, Politics, The Ave Scene

Citizens United Workshop Preps Amendment Advocates

When I arrived for the "After Citizens United" workshop on the blustery Seattle waterfront, a dozen people were chatting. When another half-dozen showed up, co-leader Craig Salins started by colorfully and concisely summarizing the quantum shift toward corporate hijacking of elections since the ruli[...]

March 3rd, 2011 - 5:28 pm § in Politics

Is Thomas’s Failure to Disclose Ties to Koch, Reason for Impeachment?

from Robert Reich’s Blog Justice Clarence Thomas, in a speech last weekend to the Federalist Society, accused his critics of “undermining” the legitimacy of the Supreme Court – politicizing it in ways that jeopardize the Court’s credibility in the eyes of the public. He warned: You are[...]