Category Archives: Law

Posts pertaining to legal decisions, some Supreme Court cases, and United States founding documents.

His Own Standard: Why We on the Left Must Hold Obama Accountable


Since September, the Obama administration has been under fire from a Republican weapon that seems to reload with aggravating perpetuity. Weathering attacks on the specific responses to the tragedy of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and UN Ambassador Susan … Continue reading

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Guns and Glaciers: Why the NRA is Wrong About Newtown


Remember what Kurt Vonnegut wrote about Sandy Hook Elementary School? It was tucked within the first few pages of Slaughterhouse-Five: Over the years, people I’ve met have often asked me what I’m working on, and I’ve usually replied that the … Continue reading

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When the Numbers Don’t Add Up – Why Man Shouldn’t Decide Woman’s Fate


Yesterday afternoon, the House of Representatives voted 240-185 to block federal funding for Planned Parenthood. Said House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, “The time has come to respect the wishes of the majority of Americans who adamantly oppose using taxpayer dollars … Continue reading

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An Electorate on Edge – The Role of Patience in the Healthcare Debate


I drove to a coffee shop earlier today in an attempt to seclude myself from the minute-to-minute shuffle that accompanies the process of moving houses (that my family is currently wrapped up in). I had pages and pages of history … Continue reading

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The Blame Game – Why Finger-pointing is Inappropriate in Tucson’s Immediate Aftermath


An opaque fog still shrouds the entire affair, but in the aftermath of Tucson, the fingers are already pointing. A valuable quality during times like this these — days and weeks that follow events that we wish we could do … Continue reading

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A Puzzled Republic – What this Tax Deal is Really About


Puzzles are arduous to assemble. It’s challenging to pinpoint each individual component to construct the perfect fusion. Each piece gives rise to its own struggle, its own weight. Setbacks ensue, distractions pop up. Different people exhibit different levels of devotion … Continue reading

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A Supplement to My Last Post


Obviously, I don’t believe that all Republicans want to destroy nature and I don’t believe that all Republicans are xenophobes. I don’t believe that all Republicans are the downfall of our country, nor do I believe that all Republicans are … Continue reading

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Election Guide


If you think that more minorities belong in jail, vote Republican tomorrow. If you’ve seen your share of nature and have come to terms with letting the rest of it go, vote Republican tomorrow. If you think that no one … Continue reading

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A Pragmatic Oath


Last Sunday, the Israeli Cabinet passed a law that requires all non-Jews who are seeking citizenship to recite and oath of loyalty to “the State of Israel as a Jewish and Democratic state.” (Cut to: broad array of angry and … Continue reading

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Check Your Balances


“Only in Washington is it a radical idea to read a bill and know how much it costs before we agree to pass it.” Who said this? Sen. Jim DeMint. Why did he say it? Because, today, his office sent … Continue reading

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