Category Archives: The Rule of Law

If We Restore The Rule Of Law, It Will, At First, Seem Capricious

Last week, with double whammy of the Paul Manafort (under)sentencing and the college admissions scandal, there was a lot of chatter about the fall of elites (not that they were ever so uplifted to start with) and the possibly terminal … Continue reading

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Why The Failure To Get Trump’s Taxes Is So Upsetting

I seem to be one of the few people beating on the drum of getting Il Trumpe’s taxes–something that could happen if the Democratic head of the Ways and Means committee, Rep. Richard Neal, just wrote a damn letter. It’s … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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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