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The Toxic Flip Flop

WARNING: In order to accurately quote a person the last paragraph violates my normal PG rating.

My usual practice is to make the biggest political story of the week just ended the subject of Sunday’s article. This week I chose the most despicable. (Sadly, there was plenty of competition in both categories.)

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Crazy Court – Part I

It is late Monday morning as I commence penning this and the Supreme Court has issued another 6-3 decision that violates the Constitution but conforms to the right wing majority’s philosophy. This was another (and I fear it will not be the last) religion over law decision. (It will be interesting to see how they weasel out of that philosophy if the court challenge to the overturning of Roe based on the teachings of the Jewish faith ever reaches them.

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The Foes, The Insurrectionists And The Misguided

It is rare that the Sunday article deals with more than one event. Today I’m citing three which I believe have one “common denominator” (albeit of greatly different degrees). That common denominator is acting poorly.

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Protecting The Children?

I found it somewhat puzzling that Republican Senators could have voted to confirm credibly accused child rapist Brett Kavanagh to the Supreme Court on October 6, 2018 and yet have refused to vote to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson for the same position on April 7, 2022 largely because they felt she had been too soft in her sentencing of possessors of child pornography even after her sentences proved to be in line with common judicial practice and often harsher than the prosecution has asked for. Well 37 of them did and that number would have been 38 if one actually came to work on a Saturday. Hey, it was only a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court on the line.

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52 To Discard

Last week was another where it is difficult to pick the biggest American political story of the week; on the surface that is. In reality the fact that one political party with two allies from the other side decided that American democracy wasn’t important is difficult to top. All 50 Republican senators with the addition of Democrats Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona refused to amend the filibuster rule to enable voting rights – the cornerstone of democracy – to get an up or down vote.

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