Category Archives: History

It wasn’t a Blue Tidal Wave, but it will have to do

Well, it wasn’t quite the blue tidal wave we were hoping for, but it will have to do for now. For once the prognosticators got it right. Voting participation was way up. The Dems took back the House. The Dems … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Christine Ford and Brett Kavanuagh

Like most of you (at least those of you that live in the United States) I was completely engrossed by the testimony of both Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh in the 2nd round of the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings. So … Continue reading

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Remembering the Anita Hill hearings

As we head toward the 2nd round of Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, with Christine Blasey Ford prepared to testify, it’s useful to go back and look at the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings, and the testimony of Anita Hill. Let’s go back … Continue reading

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The Abortion Wars, Part 2

Yesterday we spent time talking about the legal underpinnings of the Roe/Casey decisions.  So, the question now is, what would happen of Roe v. Wade/Planned Parenthood v. Casey were actually overturned. What Would Happen if Roe/Casey were Overturned? If Roe/Casey … Continue reading

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Rest assured, Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed

For those of you wondering if Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed: despite this morning’s circus, you can be assured he will be confirmed. All of the so-called Republican moderates (looking at you Susan Collins, Jeff Flake and Lisa Murkowski), useless … Continue reading

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Why was anyone surprised?

There’s been a lot of Sturm and Drang about Trump’s performance with Putin in Helsinki yesterday, but I don’t know what everyone is getting so excited about: it was completely predictable. Some commentators are saying that Trump’s performance was treasonous, … Continue reading

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The Legacy that Republicans are Creating and will have to Wrestle With

When I was about eighteen months old, my parents dropped me off at a Catholic nunnery for about two weeks. My sister was about to be born, there were complications, and my Grandparents (they thought) had enough on their hands … Continue reading

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