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Sotomayor And The Context Of New Reading

In considering Sonia Sotomayor, I prefer, given that the position is a lifetime appointment, to see a new Justice who has the ability to comprehend the way that human interactions change as the technologies that construct their social world evolve. [...]

How is it possible that Barack Obama is a natural born citizen? (Response to Video Drama)

Spreading one of about the about sixty bizarre assertions that Barack Obama is not qualified to be President, someone sent me a message this morning challenging me to “refute this video”, and asking in particular the question, “How is it possible that Obama is a natural born citizen?”

Watch the video if you must, but [...]

Supreme Court Chickens Out

Why would a decision reaffirming the right to a fair and speedy trial be unpalatable to President Obama? Is it that Obama wants to keep the option of imprisoning people without trial, just in case? Or, does he not want to take the political risk of appearing soft on terrorism? [...]

Foundation Right To Sue To Remove Christianity From Inauguration

Barack Obama says he wants to use the Inauguration to bring Americans together, but with his Christianity-only Inauguration using a bigoted extremist like Rick Warren, Obama is driving Americans apart. [...]

Here’s Change I Could Believe in, President-Elect Obama

In some impressive ways, President-Elect Barack Obama is the mirror-image of George W. Bush. Early on, George W. Bush rid the presidency of the e-mail address president@whitehouse.gov, ending the Clinton-era avenue by which citizens could communicate their policy ideas to the office of the President. To his credit, Barack Obama has created a web page [...]

Here's Change I Could Believe in, President-Elect Obama

In some impressive ways, President-Elect Barack Obama is the mirror-image of George W. Bush. Early on, George W. Bush rid the presidency of the e-mail address president@whitehouse.gov, ending the Clinton-era avenue by which citizens could communicate their policy ideas to the office of the President. To his credit, Barack Obama has created a web page [...]

This is What Torturing Suspects Gets You: Messed Up Justice in America

In the wake of breaking news that the Bush administration specifically authorized waterboarding torture in writing, then covered it up, the Washington Post reports that the federal government has had to withdraw charges of conspiracy and material support for terrorism against a British resident who has been held in Guantanamo for years, Binyam Mohammed. Why? [...]

Sarah Palin Projects Her Radicalism on Abortion and Women's Liberty

In times like these with wars and financial crisis, I know that it may be easy to forget even as deep and abiding a concern as the right to life, and it seems that our opponent kind of hopes you will forget that. He hopes that you won’t notice how radical, absolutely radical his idea [...]

Where is the Great Connecticut Hurricane?

Yesterday, the Connecticut Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in that state.

Current weather:

Where’s the hurricane?

(2nd) Palinism of the Day: Supreme Court Decisions? Um, Er, Um. Pause. Um…

After Sarah Palin said she opposes Roe v. Wade but supports the idea of the right to privacy in the constitution (which is the basis for the Roe v. Wade decision), Katie Couric asked Palin a simple question:

Katie Couric: What other Supreme Court decisions do you disagree with?

Sarah Palin: Mmmmm…

[Pause]

Well, let’s [...]

Pro Roe and Anti Roe – Palinism of the Day

The implication of this bizarre legal perspective is that, if Sarah Palin’s ideas were followed, state legislatures would have the right to overrule the Constitution of the United States of America. [...]