A few days ago, Jane Mayer – who I consider to be just short of a national treasure – wrote an article published in The New Yorker, entitled Is Ginni Thomas a Threat to the Supreme Court? About once a year I write a piece based almost exclusively on an article or an op-ed. Today is one of those rare days. Continue reading Resources And Ability
The other major political story (and outrage) of the week just passed is the apparent death of federal voter protection legislation. I say apparent because it’s never over until it’s over but to put it in medical terms the prognosis is not good. At this point I am encouraging the Democrats to take what I will call the Political Option.
Most often the subject of the Sunday article is the biggest political news of the week just passed. This week in my opinion it is a tie. Therefore, I will cover them both today and tomorrow. Tomorrow’s concentration will be with the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in mind.
Well, we have finally reached the last installment of the trilogy of articles covering the biggest political stories in America last week. This one took place in the only branch of the federal government clearly under Republican control. I know it’s not supposed to be or designed that way, but that is the reality. I take you to last Friday at the Supreme Court.
From time to time the Supreme Court is the main topic of one of my articles. Today is such a day. Theoretically we have three co-equal branches of our federal government with the Judiciary, led by the Supreme Court, being one of them. I am among the many who feel the Court is much to powerful and largely unchecked. Various ideas about how to harness them in a bit are often floated. I want to discuss an interesting one I heard the other day.