Monthly Archives: January 2015

You have to say this for Mitt Romney: he really wants to be President!

You have to say one thing for Mitt Romney: this guy really wants to be President. He might not even make a bad President. My guess is that he would be okay. Certainly better than George W. Bush.  According to … Continue reading

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Are We Really Debating Abortion Again 42 Years Later?

Well, here is what we can expect from our new Republican Congress: votes to try to restrict abortion. Some more that it’s already been restricted. Are we really having this debate in 2015, in the United States of America? Forty-two … Continue reading

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Obama’s Tax Proposals are a Non-Starter (but might actually make sense)

In his state of the union address last night, President Obama proposed some things that are sure to be non-starters.  Like closing corporate loopholes to pay for things like free education for students in community colleges. It reminded me of … Continue reading

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This is Why Judges Shouldn’t Be Elected

The Supreme Court will hear arguments this week relative to whether a State may bar judicial candidates from personally soliciting campaign contributions for their elections. The case of Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar, represents a challenge to Florida’s Canon 7C(1) of … Continue reading

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They Don’t Know Us Anymore than We Don’t Know Them

If the Kouachi brothers thought that the massacre at the offices of Charlie Hebdo would keep people from publishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, they were sadly mistaken. The “Survivors’ issue” of the magazine was just published today, with a … Continue reading

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Was Charlie Hebdo Racist or Islamophobist?

So there is a very interesting conversation that has come up in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre about whether the cartoons penned by and published in the magazine were somehow crossing over the line into racism and islamophobia.  … Continue reading

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Je Suis Ahmed

It did not go unnoticed that the cop who was murdered on the sidewalk in Paris after the Charlie Hebdo massacre was a Muslim. In a video seen around the world, Ahmed Merabet is seen lying on the sidewalk with … Continue reading

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