Tag Archives: Antonin Scalia

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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Cruz Out Of Control

Shortly before noon on Wednesday rookie Tea Party/ Republican Senator Ted Cruz relinquished the Senate floor after controlling it for over 21 hours.  While many on the extreme right will characterize it as a filibuster, it was not.  While many … Continue reading

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Act I: Harrisburg

This one falls into the: in case you missed it department.  Pennsylvania’s Democratic Attorney General Kathleen Kane will not defend the State in a federal lawsuit filed earlier this week by the American Civil Liberties Union, (ACLU).  The subject of … Continue reading

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The Court Took The Cop Off The Block

The only thing a well funded candidate for public office who is not pure of heart needs to fear is the voter on Election Day.  The plan for years for those who are committed to serving their financiers with total … Continue reading

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D.O.M.A. Must Go Down

Today the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Defense of Marriage Act, (D.O.M.A.) case.  Yesterday it heard arguments in the California Proposition 8 case.  An oversimplification is to say that these two cases are about same-sex civil marriage.  … Continue reading

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Out Of Context

“A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”  Those 27 words are the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United … Continue reading

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