In a kinder, gentler time (read pre-Trump) the confirmation process for nominees to the US Supreme Court has been a mostly genteel procedure. In my lifetime there has been only one other hotly contested nominee, Robert Bork, who was nominated
Clearly lacking in judicial temperament, Kavanaugh unleashes an emotional, boo-hoo, poor me, blame the leftists and Democrats (explicitly singling out the Clintons!) for this shame on my family tirade in his opening statement that he admittedly wrote himself, without help or
In just over a month, thirty-three seats in the United States Senate are up for election. Of those, only 9 are held by Republicans, 24 are held by Democrats, many of whom are serving in red states. Some of them
I’ll just tell you, right off the bat, I think it’s a GOOD idea. If you strongly disagree, you can stop reading here. If you want to know why, I’ll explain my reasoning. First off, I’m a lawyer, so I
This week, on Thursday, the United States Senate will bring to the floor the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court. Over the past several weeks, during his hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the debate has raged
Just this week, the Trump administration suffered yet two more “setbacks.” The publication of Bob Woodward’s new book, “FEAR,” and the publication of an anonymous op-ed piece in the New York Times by a highly placed official in the Trump
Friday, the remains of Senator John McCain of Arizona lay in state in the Rotunda of the United States Capitol. The media has told us that only 30 others have been so honored. What does it mean to lie
Early last year, when the Senate was considering the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, I posted a long entry, explaining the workings of the filibuster in the Senate. You can read it at at the link. The filibuster.
It all started with tariffs on steel and aluminum–on even our closest allies. Then, Canada pushed back. So did China. According to a CNN report on June 15: Beijing said Friday it will fight back with tariffs of its own.
While the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre and his parrot, Donald Trump, talk about arming teachers and “hardening targets,” just remember this: With an active shooter in progress, armed Broward County Sheriff’s deputies took up defensive positions outside the school, refusing to