Tag Archives: Original Intent

Identifying the Implausible

Experiences accumulate – live long enough and you’ll find yourself in the thick of things you never imagined. We were all long-haired radicals out to change the world in college in the late sixties, more or less, but two decades … Continue reading

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The Disputed Revealed Truth

“I bet you’ve seen the fundamentalist bumper sticker that says, ‘God said it! I believe it! That settles it!’ That must be a typo because what the driver really means is, ‘I said it! God believes it! That settles it!’” … Continue reading

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Calling the Game

Americans love to scream at the umpire – or in basketball scream at the ref – when they blow a call. That guy was out at first and that was a perfect game. Everyone saw that last runner was out. … Continue reading

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Obscure No Longer

Okay, okay – Monday, May 10, 2010, and Obama announces his nominee to fill the upcoming vacancy on the Supreme Court, the second vacancy in the first sixteen months of his presidency. And he chooses the Solicitor General of the … Continue reading

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