Category Archives: The Rule of Law

Prisoners as a Commodity

This is the state of our justice system (boldface mine): HERKIMER, N.Y. — Herkimer County’s new sheriff hit the ground running. In addition to becoming the county’s top cop, Sheriff Scott Scherer must oversee the completion of the new jail-which … Continue reading

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How to Defeat the Axis of Authoritarianism

A couple of years ago, presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders gave a foreign policy speech in which he decried what he called “the international authoritarian axis.” It’s good rhetoric, but the question is what would that foreign policy look like? … Continue reading

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If a Democrat Had Done This: The Matt Shea Domestic Terrorism Edition

In the era of Il Trumpe, I realize it’s trite to point this out, but we have yet another instance where the press reaction to Republican malfeasance is muted compared to the reaction a Democrat would receive. We go to … Continue reading

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Republican Daddy Will Never Save You

You would think Democrats would have learned that well before the Mueller hearings. You would be wrong (boldface mine): Gates’ disclosure to investigators was a key insight into the state of mind of a campaign that was willing and eager … Continue reading

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It’s the Emoluments, Stupid

It has been obvious from nearly day one that Il Trumpe is a non-stop violation of the emoluments clause in the Constitution, since he has not divested from his hotel businesses. Well, he just keeps on keeping on (boldface mine): … Continue reading

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Jury Nullification, the 2019 Edition

In an excellent, must-read piece by David Neiwert about a shooting during a confrontation between anti-fascists and Milo supporters (in the ancient days of 2017, when he was still famous), he describes something very disturbing from the trial of the … Continue reading

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“Take the Land”: Impeach Him, Impeach Him Now

I’m old enough to remember when conservatives used to get upset when–oh fuck, why do I even bother? (boldface mine) President Trump is so eager to complete hundreds of miles of border fence ahead of the 2020 presidential election that … Continue reading

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