Tagged: supreme court

When the System Works

When the System Works

  At a time like this, with dark clouds gathering almost everywhere I look, I am encouraged by some recent examples that America’s system of checks and balances is working. Federal courts have just blocked...

A New Day for Women

A New Day for Women

  The oppression of women has many aspects. Some are obvious – lower pay than men, for example. But others are masked by centuries-old  cultural traditions – externally imposed standards of morality and demeanor, makeup,...

In the Land of the Free

In the Land of the Free

  Apparently emboldened by the success of their crusade to reverse women’s freedom of choice, red states across America are legislating restrictions that increasingly dictate individuals’ behavior – from how employees dress to who gets served at...

What’s Really at Stake

What’s Really at Stake

  The media have managed to turn the current campaign season into a ratings-rich reality show, complete with make-believe triumphs and tragedies, OMG moments and did-he/she-really-say-that? twitter feeds. And the candidates are playing along....

A Clear and Present Danger

A Clear and Present Danger

  I will leave it to others to eulogize the late Justice Antonin Scalia. I am not the right person for that assignment. But I would like to discuss the implications of his death. President...

A Sick Supreme Court

A Sick Supreme Court

  The United States system of government sits on three pillars – Congress, the Presidency and the Supreme Court. I’m sure you know how rotten Congress has become, and you either love or hate...

Nobody Can Reason with Morons (and/or Zealots)

Nobody Can Reason with Morons (and/or Zealots)

I can understand why many Americans are fed up with the federal government. Over the years, I have read (and written) stories of the scandalous waste in which Washington seems to revel. I vaguely...

Rape Pregnancies are God’s Will? I Don’t Think So!

Rape Pregnancies are God’s Will? I Don’t Think So!

I do not profess to know the will of God. As the old hymn puts it, our Creator is: Immortal, invisible, God only wise, in light inaccessible, hid from our eyes. But I am...

When Foxes Guard the Chicken Coop

When Foxes Guard the Chicken Coop

When trust is gone, a society is truly bankrupt. And it looks to me as if Americans can no longer trust the guardians of their society. In one glaring example, we have the horrifying...