Category Archives: The Rule of Law

A Modest Proposal: Enforce All The Laws

This week, in response to the murder of a woman who was killed by a panhandler she was trying to help, a really rich guy wrote an op-ed arguing that police should enforce the panhandling laws: Baltimore City has a … Continue reading

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Punish Companies That Store But Can’t Protect Your Data

I would be worried about the recent Marriot data breach, but I’m already taking defensive measures because I’ve been a victim of data breaches. At this point, who hasn’t? Nonetheless, this proposal is a decent start (boldface mine): This doesn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Bidness, The Rule of Law

Subpoena Envy

With the Democrats taking back the House, there is now the possibility of meaningful oversight of the Trump administration. In no particular order, here are some things they should investigate–and, yes, it reads like a ‘worst of’ for the last … Continue reading

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Don’t Think The Trumps Were The Only Landlords To Screw Their Renters

Yesterday, the NY Times published a bombshell story describing in great detail how much of Il Trumpe’s fortune was built on his father’s wealth and tax fraud. This part makes you think (boldface mine): One of the first steps came … Continue reading

Posted in Bidness, Housing, The Rule of Law | 1 Comment

Several Thoughts On Kavanaugh

While I’m out today, here are some thoughts about the Kavanaugh nomination that, hopefully, haven’t been overtaken by events (and aren’t the same damn thing everyone else is saying). In no particular order: I think there’s a misunderstanding about the … Continue reading

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U.S. Foreign Policy Always Requires An Opponent. Sanders Found A Good One

Senator Bernie Sanders coined a good phrase in a recent op-ed, “the international authoritarian axis“–though I would have gone with “the axis of authoritarianism” (boldface mine): At a time of massive wealth and income inequality, when the world’s top 1% … Continue reading

Posted in Democrats, The Rule of Law, The Soviet

White Collar Crime, Which Hurts All Of Us, Must Be A Top Priority For Democrats

In many ways, Il Trumpe et alia are the culmination of years, if not decades, of the failure to prosecute white-collar crime–looking forward, not back, if you will (boldface mine): But America’s federal institutions are not the only ones designed … Continue reading

Posted in Bidness, Conservatives, Democrats, The Rule of Law