Posts Tagged ‘rule of law’

September 12th, 2022 - 2:23 am § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Hillary is too easy on Trump

The object of countless “Lock her up!” chants says indicting Trump is “a really hard call” (see story here). No, it’s not, if he broke the law. She herself explained why it’s a simple, easy call: “I do think the rule of law holding people accountable is cent[...]

September 1st, 2022 - 10:22 pm § in America, Biden, Democrats, Donald Trump, Politics

Was Biden’s “Soul of the Nation” speech political and divisive?

That’s what Republicans claim (here), but I doubt they’d praise anything Biden said, no matter what it was. Biden delivered his “Soul of the Nation” speech on Thursday, September 1, 2022, using Philadelphia’s Independence Hall and two U.S. Marines as props. (All politic[...]

August 21st, 2022 - 4:14 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Religion, Schools & Colleges

Are “In God We Trust” posters in schools really a problem?

“Civil rights advocates are ringing alarm bells about officials distributing ‘In God We Trust’ posters in Texas schools after a state law took effect requiring public campuses to display any donated items bearing that phrase,” the Guardian reported on Sunday, August 21, 2022 [...]

July 23rd, 2022 - 1:12 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

A brief primer on why Civil Service exists and why we shouldn’t let GOPers tamper with it

“Donald Trump plans to enact a massive purge of federal workers and fill their positions with loyalists should he win re-election in 2024.” According to Wikipedia (here), “The civil service is a collective term for … career civil servants hired on professional merit rather th[...]

June 29th, 2022 - 10:26 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism, Religion

Will the Supreme Court destroy the rule of law?

The Supreme Court’s new conservative majority appears to be as reckless as the president who appointed them. In just the last 10 days, “the court has gutted limits on gun possession, severely weakened the wall between church and state, and taken away a right that has existed for nearly 5[...]

February 25th, 2020 - 11:38 pm § in Donald Trump

Reagan judge reams Barr for defying a federal court order

An opinion by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on January 23, 2020, written by Judge Frank Easterbrook—a Reagan appointee—sharply rebuked Attorney General William Barr for instructing the Board of Immigration Appeals to ignore the court’s decision in an immigration case. This is unprecede[...]

January 26th, 2016 - 4:24 pm § in America, Israel/Palestine, The Ave Scene

The Battle of Seattle: Was Leschi a Terrorist?

Today in History, January 26, 1856 – First Battle of Seattle. Marines from the USS Decatur drive off American Indian attackers after all day battle with settlers.  Later, Chief Leschi .. leader of the Indians fighting for their survival, was tried because a marine had been killed in the battle. [...]

March 9th, 2015 - 11:09 am § in Uncategorized

Anniversary of Bush Library Opening : No mention of War Crimes


December 21st, 2014 - 5:33 pm § in Jews, Misc.

Through snow and hail, Israel delivers to the Mikvah on time.

from Vos iz Neias and ( During last year’s snow storms in Jerusalem, the Taharat Habait organization drove a special patrol jeep that picked up women upon request and drove them to the nearest mikveh. The Halacha (Jewish Law) strictly forbids postponing the i[...]

September 25th, 2014 - 12:46 pm § in Politics, The Ave Scene

RUMOR: Is Jenny Durkan Running For Attorney General

As Eric Holder steps down, Jenny Durkan’s recent resignation raises the possibility that she will be Obama’s nominee as Attorney General.  She would, of course, be the first lesbian member of the Cabinet.  Her role in reform of the Seattle Police would also be a major topic at Senate h[...]