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The Passing of Antonin Scalia

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Antonin Scalia died yesterday of natural causes in his Texas home, adding an explosive new dimension to an already tumultuous election year. Whether or not President Obama will be able to vet and nominate a candidate and whether the Senate will confirm them is very much open to doubt; but the debate over a replacement […]

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A letter (template) calling for a resolution in support of a Constitutional Convention to take money out of politics

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Please feel free to reproduce and send to your elected officials. Please review the number and titles for state representatives: I have used my home state of Virginia, but not all states have bicameral legislatures and they are not all called by the same titles. If your home state happens to be Vermont, congratulations: your […]

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The Last Days of the American Republic

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“I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office.“ – Andrew Jackson   The Supreme Court’s decision in McCutcheon […]

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Supreme Irony II

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Common Sense considered the possible implications of the Supreme Court’s hearing of Florida vs. USDHHS in this article. The political ramifications are still unclear, though it is certain to add bitterness and divisiveness to an already confrontational election year. What this case also brings into stark relief is that the ideological divide also affects the […]

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Supreme Irony

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As anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock knows, the Supreme Court has been hearing oral arguments on a challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. The Court divided the hearings over three days: the first day to determine whether it was appropriate to rule on the constitutionality of the law […]

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Supreme Court Activism

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Stephanie Cohen shared an article with me that I would like to share on this site.  http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/24/over-the-cliff/  Not only is it brilliantly written, it goes to the heart of the great malaise that now assails our democracy – the silencing of the vast majority of Americans by corporations and special interest groups. This flood of money […]

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“Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.“

John Adams

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