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A Tough Roe To Hoe
2022-05-13 18:14
I almost feel obliged to comment on the remarkable leak of what seems to be a draft of a majority opinion of the Supremes reversing Roe v. Wade, and the remarkable nature of that opinion.&nb&hell…Read More
Free Speech And The Suspension Of Judgment
2022-04-29 18:20
Several times in this blog o' mine I've noted the confusion which often surrounds pronouncements and platitudes regarding what we enjoy calling free speech.  Here in our Glorious Union… Read More
The Timely Rage Of Howard Beale
2022-04-15 19:00
I wonder how many recall the movie Network and its seemingly demented anchorman, Howard Beale, played by Peter Finch.  Beale was maddened by the mess the world was in, thought his job a… Read More
2022-04-06 16:28
The Saint that is the subject of this post, and homage, is that Simeon who is described as a "holy fool."  I don't give homage to that Simeon who is known for the length of time he live… Read More
2022-03-17 21:10
You'd think our Glorious Union has had enough of laws seeking to dictate what is or is not taught in public schools.  The infamous Butler Act, adopted by the State of Tennessee nearly 1… Read More
Mere Thuggery Is Loosed Upon The World
2022-03-07 19:46
In the drawing above, Senator Charles Sumner is shown in the course of being assaulted with a cane by Preston Brooks, a member of the House of Representatives.  It's an interesting mome… Read More
O Fortuna
2022-02-28 23:46
You've all heard  O Fortuna, though you may not know that you have.  This medieval poem was set to music by Carl Off in the 1930s.  The poem itself is a rather grim, even angr… Read More
Read No Evil
2022-02-17 17:17
What could be more satisfying than prohibiting that certain thoughts be thought, words be said, and books be read?  Prohibiting that certain persons be born or live near to us might be… Read More
2022-01-26 22:15
 The Sphinx (not the one in Egypt) sat outside Thebes, perched like a cat on a short pillar if the illustration above is representative.  It would eat people if they were unable to… Read More
The Silence Of The Supremes
2022-01-20 16:50
 The Supreme Court's authority not to exercise its authority may be one of its greatest powers.  The power to decline, to evade, to ignore has a kind of grandeur or glory.  As… Read More

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