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About “the rule of law,” there is a very important second part to the phrase

A piece, with the laughable title America’s Legal Order Begins to Fray, in the venerable and generally respectable Wall Street Journal written by some Fellow of a prestigious think tank made this observation on the disintegrating respect for law enforcement officers in the United States: Police officials I have spoken with in recent months say […]

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Obama, Putin, Chess and the GOP

Barack Obama seems to have learned a lesson from his geopolitical chess matches with Vladimir Putin. Unfortunately, in its usual grasping defeat from the jaws of victory mode, the re-emergent GOP majority is actually struggling to put itself in the same sort of bad position Obama put the United States in against Russia. In the […]

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Obama not the wolf in sheep’s clothing here

Some “conservatives” are circulating a heavily edited video excerpt of a speech by President Obama. In it, he contrasts the “ideas eventually inspired a band of colonialists across an ocean, and [written] into the founding documents that still guide America today, including the simple truth that all men, and women, are created equal” with another […]

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First they came for the chickens (with apologies to Martin Niem├Âller)

In a particularly cruel violation of the 5th and 14th Amendment’s protections against deprivation of property without due process of law, a Minnesota Police Chief has made himself judge, jury and executioner in the case of a 5-year old boy’s pet chicken. He claims that the animal violates a city ordinance against “fowls”. Aside from […]

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And I feel fine

Government shutting down. National debt exploding. Default looming. Genetically modified food is poisoning us. The government can’t even run a website. There’s an island of garbage floating in the Pacific and nobody smart enough to exploit it. Syrians at war because Bashar Assad can serve until 2014 under the new constitution. Hives are collapsing. The […]

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