When the Means Won’t Achieve the Ends

This past May, Iowa Republicans in the state legislature passed, and Governor Kim Reynolds signed, the most restrictive abortion law in the nation. Then, on June 1st, a Polk County District Court Judge issued an injunction blocking the law from taking effect on its originally schedule date of July 1st. The law will remain unenforceable … Continue reading When the Means Won’t Achieve the Ends

Supporting Our Fellow Americans On August 14, 2016, the San Francisco 49ers stood for the playing of the National Anthem prior to the start of their first preseason game. In the background, Colin Kaepernick chooses instead to remain seated. He will repeat this silent, unseen protest before the second preseason game. And once again before … Continue reading

The Judiciary the Founders Tried to Protect Us From

“The framers of the Constitution were so clear in the federalist papers and elsewhere that they felt an independent judiciary was critical to the success of the nation. Now you are seeing proposals in Congress to cut budgets of courts in an effort to in effect punish them for things the legislators don't like. This … Continue reading The Judiciary the Founders Tried to Protect Us From

No, Trump hasn’t pivoted (and he won’t)

“To announce that there must be no criticism of the President is morally treasonable to the American public.” Theodore Roosevelt After Trump delivered a statement to a joint session of Congress on February 28th, the media and pundits unleashed a torrent of praises, calling Trump “presidential.” Even CNN’s Van Jones stated, “This is when Trump … Continue reading No, Trump hasn’t pivoted (and he won’t)

TRUMP AND FOREIGN INFLUENCE

“Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence, (I conjure you to believe me fellow citizens) the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake; since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of Republican Government.” - George Washington, 1796 Farewell Address Emoluments. You’ve probably heard that … Continue reading TRUMP AND FOREIGN INFLUENCE