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The Proud Legacy of Senator Jim Jeffords

It was the “dramatic move to the right” that caused one of its most intelligent, courageous and principled members to bolt the republican party, creating a dramatic change in the country’s power structure. Upset with the vast scope of its … Continue reading

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Lies, Damn Lies, and Vampire Lies

For decades, there was a popular saying that sought to diminish the authority of statistics that said that there are “lies, damn lies, and statistics”, meaning that any and all statistics could be manipulated to prove any side of any … Continue reading

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The US Supreme Court Is About To Change The Course of History

A couple of months ago, I wrote about the strong evidence that the current U.S. Supreme Court is perhaps the most conservative in our history. In the past couple of years, the court has done nothing to dissuade that notion, … Continue reading

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How DARE that Socialist Muslim Designate ANOTHER National Monument?

In 1906, under the administration of the second of the only two great republican presidents in our history, Teddy Roosevelt, Congress passed the federal Antiquities Act, authorizing the President to “protect landmarks, structures, and objects of historic or scientific interest” … 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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The Lunatics With Guns Are Winning

The past week has to be one of the most embarrassing in the history of the United States of America. In cities and towns around the country, average citizens, going about their daily business continue to be gunned down by … 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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Schizophrenic Ninth Circuit Issuing Bad, Bad Decisions

As I wrote last month, while the ongoing legacy of decades of reagan and bush presidencies has been the flooding of the nations’ federal court system with hundreds of judges who possess insufficient intelligence and who are unable and unwilling … Continue reading

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Our Return to the Old West – Thanks, Ninth Circuit!

The ongoing legacy of decades of reagan and bush presidencies has been the flooding of the nations’ federal court system with hundreds of judges who have no more business being judges with lifetime tenure deciding the fate of hundreds of … Continue reading

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