Tag Archives: Supreme Court Issues

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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Gideon’s Trumpet Again

Anthony Lewis recently passed away – the man who made America actually pay attention to the Supreme Court. Someone had to explain what was going on after the 1954 Brown decision that declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white … Continue reading

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On Trusting Experts

Except for neurosurgeons, no one thinks they’re a brain surgeon, and no one who isn’t a rocket scientist claims to be one – in fact we have that turn of phrase when we want to say someone is making things … Continue reading

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Perspective Would Be Nice

The day after the off-off-year elections – previously discussed here if you must obsess about them – the nation moved on to other matters. That was over. The Republicans picked up two governorships and the Democrats picked up two House … Continue reading

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