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THE 2016 Words to Remember

Over our hundreds of years of presidential campaigns, many memorable statements have been uttered by presidents running for re-election, by future presidents, and by losing candidates. Some have been made on the campaign trail, some specifically for the tv camera, … Continue reading

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The Issue of Executive Orders on Immigration, and on Slavery

On April 22, 1793 President George Washington issued the first ever executive order, which, bypassing Congress, instructed federal officers to prosecute any citizens who interfered in the war between France and England. GOP President Theodore Roosevelt was the first President … Continue reading

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ISIS, ISIL or Da’esh: Money and Imperialism Rule, Common Sense and Reality Take a Backseat

Last night on Real Time, Bill Maher again cleared away much of the obfuscation and bluster, and hit on the realities of today, in the USA. He told the world, at least that portion of it that listens to the … Continue reading

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20 Years Ago, the Lying, Cheating, Stealing dick cheney Said NO!

dick cheney, the architect of george w bush’s foreign policy, domestic policy, and douche policy, formulated most every major aspect of the disaster that was the invasion of Iraq and the attempt to manage the country in the aftermath. Today, … Continue reading

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Too Bad Judgeships Are Political Appointments and Not Based on Merit

Throughout the years that I practiced law (1974-2001), it never ceased to amaze me to see so many men and women sitting as judges who had no business being there. While most judges were intelligent people, there were some who … Continue reading

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John Paul Stevens, Marijuana, and the Politics of the Supreme Court

As with the issue of gay rights, measurable public opinion has been changing and continues to change dramatically with regards to the legalization of marijuana. Polls this year in fact show for the first time ever that a majority of … Continue reading

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Death of Lawrence Walsh Should Refresh Our Memories of Iran-Contra

Lifelong republican and legal icon Lawrence E. Walsh died last week. Lawyer, federal court judge, and Deputy Attorney General, he worked for and served at the behest of gop and right wing interests, but he was not a demagogue, and … Continue reading

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Thank You Sen. Harry Reid: It’s About Time

A few days ago, I wrote of the legacy of President George H. W. Bush, which is the ongoing presence of the morally and ethically corrupt Clarence Thomas on the U.S. Supreme Court. A legacy of the presidency of George … Continue reading

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George H. W. Bush’s Legacy: Clarence Thomas

I really don’t feel like re-hashing the Supreme Court career of probably the most right wing zealot the court has ever seen, Clarence Thomas. The facts are clear that his career has been a political, social, ethical, and religious disaster … Continue reading

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