I am far from alone in being amused at the right wing’s adopting the slogan “My body, my choice” when it comes to vaccine resistance. In fact, the idea of infringing on liberty as a justification by the right wing is very selective and far from consistent. I want to briefly explore that today.
When Mitch McConnell’s disregard for the Constitution reaped the dividend of having Neil Gorsuch replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court many predicted nothing would change other than Scalia was effectively given another thirty or forty years on the bench. Monday morning the Court proved that when it announced its 5-4 decision, (with Gorsuch writing the opinion for the majority), in the combined cases EPIC Systems Corp. v Lewis, Ernst & Young v Morris and NLRB v Murphy Oil. Let’s explore. Continue reading Divide And Exploit
Many are saying that the Trump administration and the Republican controlled 115th Congress aren’t getting anything done. That is not completely accurate. Distracted by Russiagate they are getting little done, but what is being accomplished is almost all bad for the average American. Today I’d like to look at one example that has largely flown under the radar. Continue reading The Somewhat Hidden Harm
In the not too distant future every United States Senator will be asked to pass judgment on the suitability of Neil Gorsuch to sit on the Supreme Court. Though qualified by review of resume and experience he would be a dangerous choice for America and his confirmation would reward un-American behavior. Let’s explore. Continue reading On Merit And Principle
Often when I research a story it is like pealing back the layers of an onion and other stories result. This is one of those cases. I have to admit I had never heard of Hobby Lobby until last week when the Supreme Court agreed to hear Sebelius v Hobby Lobby. To the extent that I have influence over my readers’ spending, its founder and C.E.O. David Green will wish I never had. Continue reading Rated R – Hobby Lobby