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An Open Letter From A Black Partisan on Immigration

Dear Future Angry White Men of America: I would just like to document that this time you can't blame Black folks. This time, it's your own leaders. Read More »

The Unitary Executive Case For Impeachment

Impeach Bush. Give him the same chance to explain and defend himself that Clinton had. To do less would be unfair to Bush. Read More »

There’s Never a Strict Constructionist Around When You Need One

It occurs to me that anyone that supports the textualist, originalist or strict construction legal philosophies and supports George Bush’s program of illegal domestic spying is a hypocrite. It would be very interesting to find Supreme Court Justice nominee Samuel Alito’s position on all this. Just asking him would be very enlightening… Will he answer? Or will he say the ... Read More »

Book Review: Active Liberty by Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer

Active Liberty, by Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, is a first pass at a progressive interpretation of the Constitution. at least I hope it’s a first pass. I like the book, but truth is I wanted to like it more than I do. Justice Breyer starts out by explaining what he wants to do in the book, which is to ... Read More »

On the ensoulment of frozen embryos

The belief that ensoulment happens at the moment of conception is more than challenged, it is denied by in-vitro fertilization technology. Read More »

Flipping the script

The person who provided the information about Mr. Rove's conversation with Mr. Novak declined to be identified, citing requests by Mr. Fitzgerald that no one discuss the case.

With another administration leak from an unverifiable anonymous source taking the lead, we begin another round of deflections

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Fun With Rules and Procedures

I read OpinionJournal‘s opinion on Why Republicans can’t let the judicial filibuster succeed. Barring a surprise last-minute deal, this week Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist will ask for a ruling from the chair–Vice President Dick Cheney presiding–that ending debate on a judicial nominee requires a vote of a simple majority of 51 Senators, not a super-majority of 60. The nuclear ... Read More »

Simple enough for a Congressman

The effect of private accounts on the solvency of Social Security, explained so that even a politician will understand it. Read More »

What to watch tonight: 2/1/2005

Tonight at 10 pm on most PBS stations: Independent LensFebruary One: The Story of the Greensboro Four Tuesday, February 1, 10:00pm CHANNEL 13 (Thirteen/WNET New York) On February 1, 1960, four college students staged a sit-in at a Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, a pivotal event in the civil rights movement. In this intimate portrait, viewers learn what ... Read More »

Aren’t you glad most of your income comes from investments?

Yes, for those who live on unearned income, these are flush times. Thank you, George Bush and the Republican Party. Cash Flow in ’04 Found Its Way Into Dividends By FLOYD NORRIS Published: January 4, 2005 American companies stepped up their dividend increases in 2004, buoyed by strong cash flows and by a changed tax law that made dividends more ... Read More »