Tag Archives: Antonin Scalia

Corporate Personhood Should Equal Personal Responsibility

Two recent Supreme Court ruling, (Citizens United and Hobby Lobby), appear to reinforce the concept of corporate personhood.  (Which brings to mind an interesting set of questions: Is a corporation “conceived” when one of its founders thinks about forming it?  … Continue reading

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A Political Ruling Cloaked As Individual Freedom

If anyone thinks I’m done with Hobby Lobby they are sadly mistaken; keep watching this space!  Sadly that was not the only bad decision the Supreme Court rendered as it headed for the exits on Monday.  Today I’d like to … Continue reading

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An Affront To Personal And Religious Freedom In America

An axiom of modern day life is to not write when you are angry.  Well I am and with good reason.  I will try to contain my anger but if it comes through so be it, it is with good … Continue reading

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Why Are These People Being Listened To?

There are problems in Iraqi – predictable problems I might add – and now both the usual suspects and the many of the original architects of the conditions that made the problems possible are coming out of the woodwork to … Continue reading

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The Final Chapter Will Be Short

How often do you see a celebrity being interviewed who appears to be an overnight success, only to discover that they toiled for years to reach that point?  A cry from the youth of my older readers was the huckster … Continue reading

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The 646

In the 2012 election cycle 646 political donors maxed out under the rules that were in place on aggregate contributions.  Wednesday the Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision in McCutcheon v Federal Elections Commission decided that was an affront to … Continue reading

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The Nut Job

My wife and I took our youngest granddaughter to the movies on Saturday.  She is four and it was her choice.  We went to see The Nut Job.  I thought: Oh good, a comedy about Texas Tea Party/ Republican Congressman … Continue reading

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Get Out Of The Way

Thomas Paine is credited with originally penning the phrase, “Lead, follow or get out of the way,” in the 18th Century.  That advice would be well heeded by the Senate Republicans in today’s 113th Congress.  They are incapable of leading, … Continue reading

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Away From The Spotlight

With the national political spotlight shining on the manufactured crisis in Washington, DC for the last several weeks, the states have been operating largely without the attention of the national press.  That doesn’t mean they took any time off.  Voter … Continue reading

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Selective Definition Of Activism

When a court ruling doesn’t go the way they would like it to, the favorite piece of rhetoric for the right wing to use is judicial activism.  Essentially what they are saving is that one person or a small group … Continue reading

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