Tag Archives: Amy Coney Barrett

Democracy Is Down By Three

On Monday the Supreme Court struck another blow to American democracy when it announced its decision in FEC v Ted Cruz. (Yes, that Ted Cruz.) I’ll conclude this article with a question I really want you to ponder.

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A Broken System Only Because…

It may have been somewhat overshadowed by the war in Ukraine but the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings to consider Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination for the Supreme Court illustrated just where America is today. Spoiler alert: It’s not a good place or the one the Founders envisioned.

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Which Next?

My biggest non-partisan criticism of the American political system is the influence of money on it. Political fundraising has become an industry. There is nary a day goes by without me getting a flood of emails all asking for money for some political/policy cause. I am far from alone! Abortion has been one of the hottest topics for decades. I am among the many who feel that the Supreme Court will effectively gut Roe v Wade in the coming weeks. The fundraisers will not stop; there is simply too much money to be made. The question is which will be the next cause. Continue reading Which Next?

Squeeze Play

There is a serious conteingent of American political observers who feel that the executive branch is the most powerful of the three theoretically equal branches of government.  I have long contended that it is the judicial branch.  The reality is that five Supreme Court justices can do just about anything they want to without a check on their actions.  That was proven again Monday.

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