Tag Archives: Justice

HCR Meets The Injustice System

The idea behind lifetime appointments for judges, particularly the Supreme Court, is that they can act judiciously without concern for political implications. This is all fine as long as you do not have knuckleheads like Thomas and Scalia pushing their pet theories … Continue reading

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The Prez Should Steer Clear of Florida

The crime of DWB – driving while black or brown – has been around for a long time. Now a self-appointed neighborhood watch captain in central Florida has made use of that state’s recently enacted “shoot first” law and executed … Continue reading

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Can’t Touch This

It used to be that talk of cutting Social Security was the “third rail” of politics – that is, the high-voltage rail in electric train systems that is deadly to touch. It seems that time has passed, but at least … Continue reading

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republican Justice

The right wingers are always wrapping themselves in the flag while proclaiming their love of the Homeland. And yet, they rail against government, and cast aspersions on its utility. This happens when we arrest a terrorist rather than just shooting … Continue reading

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Every Sperm Is Sacred

Back in the dim past at the Chicago homestead we had no cable, and the PBS show Charlie Rose seemed so relevant with guests like E.J. Dionne. NPR seemed enlightening as well back then. Now of course I see them … Continue reading

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Be Good Sports And Smile When We Lose

A 17-year old high school student in Rhode Island ran head first into the brick wall of religious fundamentalism when she, as an atheist, stood up in opposition to a 30-yr old prayer banner hanging in the (public) school gym. The prayer begins … Continue reading

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Public Employees Step Up to The Plate

We hear so much disrespect for public workers, but how many of the detractors would do their job without pay? These teachers plan to keep working without pay as long as they’re able to do so: “We need the students … Continue reading

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Bad Luck For Bigots

Men are so easy: In a small trailer park in Catoosa, Okla., in 2005, an aging white supremacist made a startling claim to a woman he had met only earlier that day. He told her he was a serial bomber. … Continue reading

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Clogging The Memory Hole

Another right wing terrorist struck in Florida, but pay no attention because it is just (another) isolated incident: All of this has happened before. The Washington Post reports: Authorities say the man charged with setting fire to a Florida Panhandle … Continue reading

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It Used To Be Safe To Be An American

Shortly after GWB took office our international prestige began plummeting. It wasn’t long ago that being an American afforded the foreign traveler a certain sense of security. Now, we are not safe even at home: How can it be that a runaway … Continue reading

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