Monthly Archives: November 2014

Thanksgiving is Upon Us.

For those of us who live in the United States of America, Thanksgiving is upon us. Created as a federal holiday in 1863, by Abraham Lincoln in the middle of the Civil War, Thanksgiving is the one major holiday in … Continue reading

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How Supreme Court decisions impacted the Ferguson Grand Jury

Nancy Gertner, a former federal Judge, a current Harvard Law professor, and longtime advocate for civil rights has, written a nice and short piece relative to how recent Supreme Court cases made it more likely that the result in Ferguson … Continue reading

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How Rare is It for a Grand Jury not to Indict?

Nate Silver’s “538” website published an article yesterday on how rare it is for a grand jury not to indict, except, of course, when the question involves the indictment of a police officer.  (If you’re not familiar with Nate Silver, … Continue reading

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You Could See This One Coming From a Mile Away

Well, I hate to say it, but you could see this one coming from a mile away. Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson was not indicted for the August 9 shooting of Michael Brown. I don’t know if he should have … Continue reading

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Did the President do the right thing on Immigration?

What did the President do? The President used his executive authority to direct the Department of Homeland Security to direct their enforcement activities on “national security threats, serious criminals, and recent border crossers,” and away from other illegals, especially the … Continue reading

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The Immigration Imbroglio

There is a veritable brouhaha brewing between President Obama and the Republican Congress over the President’s threat to engage in unilateral executive action on immigration. Apparently he’s going to issue the order today and deliver a speech to the nation … Continue reading

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Why did the entire Democratic Establishment run in the wrong direction?

I received an email from the Democratic party today, arguing on behalf of President Obama, that “this is what a successful Presidency looks like (see below): President Obama Took Office (January 2009) Today 7,949 The Dow Jones Index 17,573 7.8% … Continue reading

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