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The SCOTUS handgun ruling

From the New York Time letter page. This is not my letter, but the sentiment is the same. To the Editor: Every year, millions of people across the United States willingly have their First Amendment rights to free speech and assembly restricted when local governments hand out permits for parades. […]

What a fun week it’s been

This past week some interesting events occurred. First, there was a special election in Massachusetts and then there was the SCOTUS ruling that says corporate entities (and unions) can’t be limited in advertising bombing the electorate. That Scott Brown got elected is really a non-issue. People vote and get elected […]

Factually correct makes it fun reading

The best part of Frank Rich’s article is that his examples are dead on. Michael Steele’s words are just pure comedy gold. The hearings were pure “Alice in Wonderland.” Reality was turned upside down. Southern senators who relate every question to race, ethnicity and gender just assumed that their unreconstructed […]

U.S. Supreme Court surprise

No way. I’m posting the image from CNN’s website but I could swear it says U.S. Supreme Court says detainees at Guantanamo Bay have constitutional right to challenge their detention in civilian courts. I see this headline and I can’t help but wonder “Yes, but what’s the catch?”