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Nearsighted Strategy


      Strategic decisions made in the heat of a Presidential campaign can have disastrous long-term consequences. Apparently some in Democratic Party, and the President’s reelection team, are considering the idea of attacking the Supreme Court if it overturns

Posted in Constitution, Courts, culture wars, Law, Leadership

What We All Know


It is very reassuring when we can deride those who have different political views because “everybody” knows that what they are saying is wrong. Probably the most damaging political label in American political history is “Know-Nothings.” In the 19th century,

Posted in Church and State, Constitution, Contest of Ideas, Courts, O'Donnell, Tea Party

Only the Constitution


Whenever a document controls people’s lives, a group arises with the power to interpret its meaning. In Judaism, the Talmudic writings provide an interpretation of the Torah (First five books of the Jewish scriptures). On the legal side, the U.S.

Posted in Constitution, Courts
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