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Eavesdropping on a Conservative Trial by Conscience & Fire


[NOTE: Henry Olsen is a very conservative columnist; I would typically not look to him for political counsel.

Even so,there’s one politician Olsen likely understands much better than I could ever hope to, namely: Mike Pence. Continue reading Eavesdropping on a Conservative Trial by Conscience & Fire

It’s Law! Dred Scott’s (In)Justice Taney is headed Outta the Capitol

Washington Post:

Biden signs bill to remove bust of Dred Scott decision author from Capitol

A bust of Chief Justice Roger Taney at the U.S. Capitol in March 2020. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

By Amy B Wang and Marianna Sotomayor Continue reading It’s Law! Dred Scott’s (In)Justice Taney is headed Outta the Capitol

Leonard Pitts Retires from writing columns; will write books

Leonard Pitts, Jr.

Pulitzer Prize-winning national columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. is retiring and wrote his final column Tuesday: “Time flew, didn’t it? Now, it’s time for me to fly off, too.”

Continue reading Leonard Pitts Retires from writing columns; will write books

Quotes of The Day: A Double Serving of Irony

[NOTE: The Wall St. Journal is paywalled to the eyelids, so this first clip is a quote of a quote from a week ago without a link, but I’m confident it’s accurate. It was written as speculation about the fragility of the narrow incoming Republican majority (about half a dozen) that will occupy the House of Representatives as of January.

The irony here is that it’s the outgoing lame-duck Democratic majority that’s now feeling the sharp point of the Fickle Finger of Fate: Democratic Rep. Donald MacEachin of Virginia died of cancer Monday. His absence abruptly reduces Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s House majority from 220 to 219, only six more than the Republicans’ 213. Continue reading Quotes of The Day: A Double Serving of Irony