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Replacement Theory

On the day that mourners were filing past the casket of Antonin Scalia in Washington, America learned that Harper Lee had died – her one book on the common decency of one man made Americans feel good about themselves for … Continue reading

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Defining the Job

Things shifted. Justice Scalia died unexpectedly, the Supreme Court is now down to eight justices, four conservatives, essentially four liberals, and decisions on hard issues now will end in a tie – lower court rulings will stand or the eight … Continue reading

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Unsettled Law

This is going to be ugly. Justice Scalia died unexpectedly, the Supreme Court is now down to eight justices, four conservatives, essentially four liberals, and decisions on hard issues now will end in a tie – lower court rulings will … Continue reading

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Saturday Night Dead

Saturday is supposed to be a slow news day. CNN shifts to its pop-documentaries – six hours of the Sixties, six hours of the Seventies, produced by Tom Hanks – or Anthony Bourdain sarcastically dining in far-off places. MSNBC runs … Continue reading

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Affirmative Inaction

Donald Trump figured it out. Americans are not a nice people, and they’re proud of that. No one is going to push us around anymore. It’s time we stopped being nice to people and decided to be the bullies, because … Continue reading

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Assuming Other Outrage

When the desperate and outraged people of a major American city have finally had enough, and when there’s the right precipitating event – one of their kids dying while in police custody, again, for just running from the police, which … Continue reading

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Two for Torture

Of all the religious beliefs in the world there are few stranger than reincarnation, although that idea of a talking snake, that suggests eating an apple, is rather odd. After we die, do we come back as someone or something … Continue reading

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