September 29, 2016: I Did Not Watch

I did not watch the first Presidential Candidate Debate on September 26, 2016. I was in flight back from the Nation’s Capital where the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture had its Grand opening on September 24th.  1,096 more words


This and that

Immigration: Instead of trying to paint every republican with the same broad brush stroke, aligning us with the devil because we would dare to break up a poor illegal immigrant family via deportation why not visit the real issue? 713 more words

American Politics

Supreme Court Will Hear Arguments On Validity Of "Scandalous, Disparaging" Trademarks

Federal law prohibits the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office from registering trademarks deemed “immoral, deceptive, or scandalous,” or that “disparage… persons, living or dead, institutions, beliefs, or national symbols.” This has resulted in disputes like the… 566 more words

America and its Commitment to Free-ish Speech

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” 932 more words

227 years ago, the U.S. Senate Confirmed the First U.S. Supreme Court Justices

On September 26, 1789, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm  John Jay, John Rutledge, William Cushing, John Blair, Robert Harrison, and James Wilson as the first justices of the United States Supreme Court. 517 more words

Albuquerque Police Ignore Laws Restricting Civil Asset Forfeiture

Sept 24, 2016 by  Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.

Arlene Harjo of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is making payments on a car she doesn’t own. She’s not crazy or crazy rich — she’s the victim of a civil asset forfeiture law that was invalidated but is still being enforced by police in New Mexico’s largest city. 1,256 more words