Today I felt it was time to do another of my catch up type articles. As the title reflects, I know a lot will never make it to the page. Continue reading This Stuff Happened (And More That Didn’t Make It To The Page)
My anger having somewhat subsided, I can probably do a better job writing about last week’s biggest political story now than I could have when it broke (over two days). They say timing is everything in life and the fact that I read Presumed Guilty: How The Supreme Court Empowered The Police Subverting Civil Rights by Edwin Chemerinsky last week probably gave me a unique perspective on the event.
I suspect that most of my regular readers expected an article on Afghanistan today since it was the political story that received the most coverage last week. Joe Biden’s delivery of a “Hellfire suppository” to a terrorist notwithstanding, I feel that, particularly politically, Afghanistan is a T/B/D story and will therefore pass for today.
This summer the most dangerous domestic political story has been the right wing’s attack on democracy. Today I’d like to discuss one aspect of it.
I’m angry! I thought America ended slavery with the adoption of the 13th Amendment back in the 19th century. Wednesday the Supreme Court proved me incorrect. Let’s explore. Continue reading Slavery In 21st Century America
Today’s title is almost a collection of incompatible words when used in that combination. Its subject is Monday’s Supreme Court ruling in June Medical Services, L.L.C. v Russo. While it looks like a straightforward victory for pro-choice people I contend it is much more complicated. Let’s explore. Continue reading (Probably) Temporary “Stability”