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Progressive Sweeping LXXVI

I’ll never cover all that I should but let’s give it a whirl.

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Bad Calls

OK, I have no idea of how to work this into an article where I will largely be negative so: Happy Mothers’ Day. Now here we go.
It seems with each passing day the courts, and not just the Supreme Court, on net, become more disappointing. That was certainly the case last week and was the biggest domestic American political story.

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3 Co-equal Branches?

I remember a conversation I had with one of my grandchildren several years back. The topic was the three theoretically co-equal branches of the federal government. For the benefit of any none-regular readers who may be monitoring my site today, they are: the Executive (basically the presidency), the Legislative (Congress) and the Judicial (at its apex, the Supreme Court). That many years ago (the grandchild graduated from college several years ago, with honors I might add) it was already apparent that the co-equal part was a myth. Today it is an obvious problem.

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Supreme Speculation

NOTICE: This article was written mid-afternoon on Saturday September 19, 2020. The speculation is obvious and was based on information available at that time.

The Supreme Court announced the passing of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at 7:28 pm on Friday evening. At 8:51pm Friday evening Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issues a statement that read in part, “President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate.” Those are the facts. So it’s game on. Continue reading Supreme Speculation

Expected Velocity

I’m certain a good number of Americans spent part of their Thanksgiving holiday discussing what they expected out of the incoming Trump administration. Well, I like most, have been terrible at predicting Donald Trump but this time I think I am onto something in large part because it goes well beyond Trump and I have lived in North Carolina for the past several years. Continue reading Expected Velocity