Category Archives: The Rule of Law

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

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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

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Zigging When Democrats Should Be Zagging: The Ed Markey Edition

Look, Massachusetts Democratic Senator Ed Markey is a good person, but these are exactly the wrong instincts (boldface mine): Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) said Monday that, if Democrats regain control of the Senate and the White House, they will reverse … Continue reading

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The Right Always Told Us Tyranny Would Arrive Via FEMA…

…but it turns out it was the Customs and Border Patrol we should have been afraid of: If Trump is trying to convince people to not leave the country, this would be a good way to do it.

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We Should Be Shocked, But Not Surprised By Our Internal Security Forces Behavior

Over the last couple of weeks, parts of our internal security apparatus (that’s what it would be called in many foreign countries), especially the Border Patrol, have been acting illegally by ignoring court orders and the like. In addition, they … Continue reading

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Either Incompetent Or Authoritarian: The D.C. National Guard Edition

And I’m not referring to the members of the D.C. National Guard. This is disturbing (boldface mine): The U.S. Army general who heads the D.C. National Guard and is an integral part of overseeing the inauguration said Friday he has … Continue reading

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