You will often hear pundits and politicians say that America is a country of laws. In 2021, Is it?
Today’s article presents a challenge. On a national holiday I normally publish an article dedicated to it. On a Sunday I normally publish an article predicated on the biggest political story of the week just ended. Today is Independence Day or The Fourth of July as we commonly call it. If I had to sum up the biggest political story of the week just ended in a single word it would be: Thursday. Even then I’d be incomplete, too much popped that day. However, I think I can blend the two while covering some of Thursday.
To paraphrase George Orwell the three branches of the federal government are equal but in reality the Supreme Court is more equal. The legislative branch can pass a bill, the President can sign it into law and the Supreme Court can then invalidate it – pretty much end of story. Continue reading Not Yet (But Almost Undoubtedly Later)
Fair warning: If you read just a bit between the lines of the opening and closing paragraphs this article violates my PG rating pledge.
Monday evening I underwent an anally invasive medical procedure at a Durham, North Carolina hospital. Monday evening the Senate confirmed Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Using poetic license I contend that there wasn’t much difference. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Monday Night In Durham And DC
During the Trump era seemingly every day brings with it a week’s worth of political news. Today I’d like to attempt to catch up on some recent events many of which did not get the coverage they deserve. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Whole Lot Happening