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May 17th, 2019 - 2:40 pm § in Politics

What if the Supreme Court revisits Roe v. Wade?

For over half a century now, overturning Roe v. Wade has been the Holy Grail of the religious right. In the interim, religion-driven rightwing fanatics have bombed and torched abortion clinics, murdered abortion doctors, and harassed abortion clinic workers and patients in God’s name. I have n[...]

February 25th, 2019 - 2:44 pm § in Uncategorized

Can Facebook censor users?

The Supreme Court is signaling the First Amendment doesn’t apply to private companies like Facebook and Twitter. This should come as no surprise to anyone who can read. It says: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;[...]

October 30th, 2018 - 7:53 pm § in America, Donald Trump

Should children of illegals born in the U.S. be citizens?

Under current law, they are, based on a Supreme Court interpretation of the 14th Amendment dating back to the 19th century. But some conservatives want to challenge that interpretation. Their argument that the 14th Amendment doesn’t necessarily confer citizenship upon everyone born on U.S. soil ha[...]

October 7th, 2018 - 11:46 pm § in Politics

A modest Supreme Court proposal

Democrats should shrink the court to 7 justices, with seat retention based on seniority. This would get rid of Trump’s appointees with simple congressional majorities and the signature of a Democratic president. Now that the Supreme Court has been seized by reactionaries, and we face the prosp[...]

October 7th, 2018 - 8:36 am § in Politics

Collins asserts someone else assaulted Ford

In a TV segment taped Saturday for Sunday airing, GOP Sen. Susan Collins, who cast the pivotal vote that put Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, claimed she believes someone else assaulted Sen. Christine Blasey Ford. The rest of her party abandoned the “mistaken identity” defense immed[...]

October 6th, 2018 - 9:58 am § in Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Politics

GOP TO WOMEN: DROP DEAD

Yesterday, Sen. Susan Collins of Maine became the face of the Republican Party when she spoke on the Senate floor to defend her party’s — and her — support for Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s pick to fill the Supreme Court seat being vacated by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Coll[...]

October 1st, 2018 - 6:35 am § in Uncategorized

Democrats issue Kavanaugh impeachment warning

Amid growing concerns that Trump is trying to rig the reopened FBI background investigation of Brett Kavanaugh, Democrats — convinced Kavanaugh has lied in his confirmation hearings — used a Sunday television talk show to fire a warning shot across the GOP’s bow. If the Senate conf[...]

September 16th, 2018 - 12:54 pm § in Donald Trump

The sexual assault accusation against Kavanaugh just acquired massive substance.

Her name is Christine Blasey Ford, and she’s decided to come forward because she doesn’t want strangers telling her story. She’s now a professor at Palo Alto University. She told a therapist in 2012 about Kavanaugh’s attempt to rape her; her husband confirms this, and the the[...]

September 15th, 2018 - 9:25 am § in Donald Trump

The fishy smell of the GOP’s letter exonerating Kavanaugh

You know the story by now: A woman has accused Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s latest Supreme Court nominee, of attempting to forcibly rape her when they both were teenagers. Republicans not only aren’t interested in getting at the truth of the allegations; they’re strenuously attacking [...]

September 7th, 2018 - 7:47 pm § in Uncategorized

Kavanaugh is lying to Congress. GOP senators likely will confirm him anyway.

Nothing like an untruthful judge on the Supreme Court. Mother Jones specifies five lies Brett Kavanaugh has told under oath in his Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Details here. All indications are he’ll be confirmed anyway, without a single dissenting GOP vote. Dishonesty no longer is [...]