Monthly Archives: June 2012

Some Thoughts On The Constitution

Twisting a statute is better than twisting the Constitution Today’s decision is a dark cloud with some silver linings. Beginning with the first silver lining, a majority of the Court rejected the position that Congress could utilize its authority to … Continue reading

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Great Newspaper Headline, Although Maybe It Could Have Teased The Reader A Bit…

…as it is this sort of tells the reader just about everything he’ll want to know: “Woman crashes car, gets naked and stops off for ice cream in Texas” Driver Stephanie Dillard, after colliding with a Houston city bus, wandered … Continue reading

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Ben Domenech Rocks, And Pete Wehner Makes An Elementary Category Error

THE COMPASSIONATE CONSERVATIVE LIE: Former Bush policy guru Pete Wehner is very disappointed in these increasingly heartless Republicans. “Earlier this month, the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press released a new report measuring the values and basic … Continue reading

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An Elementary Lesson In Statistics Might Be In Order for All Sun-Times Reporters

Walsh spreading ‘old and tired’ stereotype BY MARY MITCHELL marym@suntimes.com Last Modified: Jun 3, 2012 02:42AM U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh’s put-down of black people is insulting. Last week, Walsh told crowds of supporters that the Democratic Party’s “game” is to … Continue reading

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Pop Culture is Dangerous

“In voiceover, Jake talks about how Polaris, the North Star, allows anyone lost in the Northern Hemisphere to get oriented. But we get lost in other ways: In choices, in overwhelming events, even within our own minds. What beacon can … Continue reading

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