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The real racists, etc.

I haven’t done a very good job of keeping up with this Cliven Bundy story, mostly because it broke while I was deliberately avoiding the news on vacation, but I must say that I’m simply shocked to find out that a right-winger who denies the authority of the federal government is… 124 more words

Crazy Talk From Crazy People

The joker was a jurist: Considering the matter of Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia

By Matthew E. Milliken
MEMwrites.wordpress.com
April 23, 2014

Two.

That’s the number of times this month that Antonin Scalia, the longest-sitting U.S. Supreme Court justice, has publicly suggested rebellion against the U.S. 667 more words

Politics

The Fate of Television Will Be Decided by People Who Don't Know What HBO Is

Home Box Office introduced the “It’s Not TV. It’s HBO” slogan all the way back in October of 1996, and in spite of the fact that it seemed culturally ubiquitous in the years that followed, its penetration somehow didn’t extend to the eyeballs of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. 909 more words

Television

On Your Mark, Get Set, Lie: Supreme Court Weighs Truth in Politics

With the 2014 midterm elections fast approaching, the Supreme Court faced an urgent task on Tuesday: making it safe for America’s politicians to lie.

Ohio and 15 other states have laws trying to prevent lies during political campaigns, and by all appearances the Supreme Court can’t wait to knock them down for violating the First Amendment’s guarantees of free speech. 427 more words

Breaking: High Court Upholds Mich Affirmative Action Ban

“But without checks, democratically approved legislation can oppress minority groups…”

– Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

WASHINGTON (AP) —Mark Sherman reports:  The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan’s ban on using race as a factor in college admissions despite one justice’s impassioned dissent that accused the court of wanting to wish away racial inequality. 462 more words

U.S. News

Supreme Court upholds MI affirmative action ban

In a 6-2 decision today, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s affirmative action ban, ruling that Michigan voters had the right to change their state constitution in order to stop public colleges and universities from using race as a factor in the admissions process. 426 more words

Opinion

"Remedial Education On Birth Control": It Never Fails, Arrogance And Ignorance Often Go Together

You’d really think that an institution with as rich an intellectual history and educational capacity as the Roman Catholic Church could find ways to keep its national spokespeople from… 312 more words

Republicans