DEMOCRACY, OR NOT?

Republicans Attack Democracy Republicans are renewing their efforts to suppress the voting rights of minority populations, which raises a very serious question. Do Republicans want to live in a democracy or not? We all watched in horror as domestic terrorists exposed the fragility of our democratic republic on live television January 6, 2021. Rioters brutally… More

Ideology and Religious Bias in Supreme Court Decisions

Personal political ideology and religious bias now loom over Supreme Court decisions. When the Framers created three co-equal branches of government in the new Constitution, they presumably gave the Supreme Court the final word on its interpretation. They expected the Court’s decisions to be apolitical, and we, the citizens, have held to that ideal. We… More

Trump’s Emotional, Irrational, Occasionally Rational Voters Dig-in

Election Results As of this writing, latest election results indicate Joe Biden will accumulate the 270 electoral votes to ascend to the Presidency. Yet our democracy hangs in the balance. Ignoring any possible results, Trump has already done what he promised. Claiming voting irregularities, he is seeking a remedy he hopes the Supreme Court will… More

Trump’s Path to Victory—Voter Suppression

It’s become very clear that Donald Trump’s only path to return to the White House is by suppressing the votes of likely Democratic voters. Joe Biden has maintained a consistent lead in the polls for many months. And after Trump’s bulldozing performance in the first presidential debate, his off-putting bravado regarding his own bout with… More

Trump Tributes Trump

The Need for a Rally It wasn’t since the ancient BC— Before Covid—days that Donald Trump had wallowed in the thunderous cheers he craved and knew he deserved. But after thousands of protestors marched together in the streets, he realized the time had come to plan a rally once again. He chose to bathe in… More

Trump Hunkers in the Bunker

The Death of One Man Despite the bungled response to the Covid-19 pandemic that contributed to an unjustifiable death toll, Donald Trump and his sycophants took a victory lap, declaring it was a job well done. To them, the horrific loss of life that could have been mitigated isn’t as vitally important as the stock… More

Gun Safety Now!

Moscow Mitch and Gun Safety An overwhelming majority of Americans favor adopting certain gun safety laws now. Congressional Republicans sit on their hands, while Senate Majority Leader “Moscow Mitch” McConnell ignores legislation passed by the House. So we must ask why? What is it about gun safety or gun control that makes “Moscow Mitch” and… More

Gerrymandering – Determining its Constitutionality

Partisan Gerrymandering and Democracy Partisan gerrymandering is the manipulation of electoral boundaries to achieve supremacy of one party over another. Previously, petitioners have brought certain cases to the Supreme Court alleging partisan gerrymandering but without resolution. Some believe that this is a political issue and the Court should not intervene. Others argue there is no… More

The Ball is in Your Court, Chief Justice John Roberts

The Idiom The sport of either tennis or basketball provides the idiom, “the ball is in your court.” In simple terms, it means that regardless of how we got to this point, it’s your responsibility now. By addressing this statement to Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, it has a very specific meaning. Merrick Garland… More

Kavanaugh — Outrage, Lies and Partisanship

The Hearing On September 27 Christine Blasey Ford testified at a U.S. Senate hearing on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination.  She alleged that a drunken Brett Kavanaugh had attempted to rape her some thirty-six years ago when both were teenagers. Judge Kavanaugh denied the allegation immediately, unequivocally, and categorically. By mid afternoon, the hearing’s… More