Monthly Archives: June 2022

Cassidy Hutchinson was an “emergency” witness because of what?

Yesterday was an interesting day at the January 6th Committee with the testimony of Cassidy Hutchinson, a former White House and Congressional intern who graduated to become one of the senior aides for Mark Meadows, Trump’s last Chief of Staff.  … Continue reading

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School prayer isn’t a big issue for me, but the Supreme Court is losing touch with reality

As Constitutional issues come and go, school prayer, I must admit, is not one that animates me much. Honestly, one can always pretend to be praying even if you’re not, and in any case, when I was in school I … Continue reading

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On Abortion, Trump, and Federal and Native Land.

In the wake of last Friday’s abortion decision — Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which repealed Roe v. Wade — I’ve read some interesting things about Trump, his relationship to abortion, and whether abortion access could be made available … Continue reading

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If this decision doesn’t bring us out to vote in the midterms, then there really is no hope for us

It wasn’t a huge surprise — after all, the decision was leaked way back on the 3rd of May — but it was still a disappointment to see it printed in black and white. I went and read the syllabus … Continue reading

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This week in the January 6th Committee Hearing.

This week there were more January 6th Committee hearings on Tuesday and Thursday. For the most part, once again, I didn’t really learn things that I did not know. But there were particulars which were very interesting, and which put … Continue reading

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We aren’t the only ones whose politics are completely polarized, as you can see from France and Israel.

We aren’t the only ones whose politics are completely polarized. If you don’t know what I mean, check out recent developments in France and in Israel. France This week France had a round of parliamentary elections shortly after their presidential … Continue reading

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Haven’t learned anything I didn’t expect from the January 6th Commission

I have to say that I haven’t learned anything I didn’t expect from the January 6th Commission so far, but it’s still nice to see the precise detail with which they’re building their case. Did Trump Know that he Lost? … Continue reading

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The proposed bipartisan gun reform is a complete Nothingburger.

A bipartisan group of Senators have announced a “breakthrough” on gun reform, and the press is reporting it as a significant breakthrough. But it’s not a significant breakthrough.  It’s a nothingburger. Here’s what the “breakthrough” contains:  Financial incentives for states … Continue reading

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It’s not going to make any difference because almost all people have already made up their minds.

It’s not going to make any difference because almost all people have already made up their minds. Those are the sad facts. Truthfully, the hearings were not riveting television, although some of the video snippets were certainly interesting. And the video … Continue reading

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