Monthly Archives: June 2013

Not the death of the Voting Rights Act

Somebody on scotusblog.com was just talking about the “historic” nature of the decision on the Voting Rights Act. The headline on HuffPo says “Supremes Gut Voting Rights Act.” As usual, it’s reasonable to assume that the noise will drown out the truth. … Continue reading

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The 2nd Amendment

Not many people in America give a shit about anything but continuing to live more or less as they did yesterday in America. And that’s not a bad thing. We live in a country that’s wonderful more because of its … Continue reading

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Supreme Court rules in favor of Donald Rumsfeld.

The whole point of the suit was to show that Rumsfeld had, in fact, given orders for torture. That his subordinates engaged in it is not debatable; but that was not being argued. The plaintiffs did not get a chance … Continue reading

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Measuring America

Measuring America: How an Untamed Wilderness Shaped the United States and Fulfilled the Promise of Democracy by Linklater Andro My rating: 5 of 5 stars This was one of those books that added much to my understanding of America. Every … Continue reading

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The Spy I Never Voted For.

Right wing and left have something in common: loathing the latest NSA revelations of spying. Continue reading

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Book Review

Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln’s Legacy by David O. Stewart My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book gave me all the information I wanted on a subject that I knew little about … Continue reading

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