Monthly Archives: June 2015

Antonin Scalia and the Context of Context [UPDATED]

By Mark Esposito I’ve been reading a lot of Supreme Court cases lately. No big appeal coming up or any federal research to do on any of my cases, I’m just completely  fascinated by Justice Antonin Scalia. The firebrand in … Continue reading

Posted in Constitutional Law, Health Care, Jurisprudence, Politics | Tagged , , , , , | 26 Comments

Stateside South Carolina: Ku Klux Klan Planning Rally at Statehouse to Protest Removal of Confederate Flag

By Elaine Magliaro Andrew Shain of the News & Observer reported today that South Carolina state officials had confirmed that the Ku Klux Klan is planning to hold a rally at the State House next month. According to Shain, the Loyal White Knights of … Continue reading

Posted in Equal Rights, Political Science, Racism, Society, South Carolina, States, United States | Tagged , , , | 47 Comments

Lacking Grace: Flag mania trumps loss of Faith in a free market for symbols

By: Ann Summers “They got a goddamn day for Confederate flags. This is some bullshit!” says the (presumably black) man filming this video And just when you’re wondering how long this line of assholes in lifted trucks can possibly be, … Continue reading

Posted in Barack Obama, Christianity, Civil War, Conservatives, Constitutional Law, Courts, Democracy | 136 Comments

Picture of the Day for June 29, 2015: How “Incentives” Work for the Rich and Poor

Posted by Elaine Magliaro Click here to view more political cartoons by Steve Sack.

Posted in Capitalism, Conservatives, Economic Policy, Economics, Government, Justice, Oligarchy, Political Science, Politics, Society, United States | Tagged , , ,

Pope Francis, Republicans, and the Gospel of Climate Change Denial (With a Mark Fiore Political Cartoon Video)

Posted by Elaine Magliaro Award-winning political cartoonist Mark Fiore noted that since Pope Francis came “out on the side of acknowledging human-caused global warming, Republican presidential contenders are suddenly on the side of ‘science’ not religion.” Fiore: Thanks to the … Continue reading

Posted in Big Oil, Campaign Finance, Capitalism, Climate Change Deniers, Climatology, Conservatives, Energy Policy, Government, Oligarchy, Political Science, Politics, Science, Short Video, United Kingdom, United States | Tagged , , , , ,

Bill Maher on Republicans, Country-of-Origin Meat Labeling, and the United States of You Don’t Wanna Know

By Elaine Magliaro Last night, Bill  Maher did a funny “New Rules” segment about the Republican party’s “fondness for axing both country-of-origin meat labeling and the estate tax…” He talked about House Republicans pushing “for a measure that would ban meat … Continue reading

Posted in Capitalism, Climate Change Deniers, Conservatives, Fascists/Corporatists, Government, Humor, Politics, Short Video, Television, United States | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

Picture of the Day for June 27, 2015: Regarding the Superior Race

Posted by Elaine Magliaro   Click here to view more cartoons by Mike Keefe.

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Regarding the Council of Conservative Citizens: The White Supremacist Group That Inspired Dylann Roof Is Listed by the IRS As a Nonprofit Organization That Promotes Social Welfare

By Elaine Magliaro It has been widely reported that Dylann Roof, the young man who killed nine people in a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, was influenced by a white supremacist group known as the Council of Conservative Citizens (CofCC/CCC). Roof cited … Continue reading

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Picture of the Day for June 26, 2015: On the Subject of Same-Sex Marriage and Justice Antonin Scalia

Posted by Elaine Magliaro I couldn’t resist posting this picture today.

Posted in Conservatives, Constitutional Law, Courts, Equal Rights, Government, Homosexual Rights, Jurisprudence, Justice, Political Science, Politics, SCOTUS, Society, United States | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Quote of the Day for June 26, 2016: Justice Kennedy’s Beautiful Closing Paragraph of the Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Posted by Elaine Magliaro Jordan Weissmann of Slate said that Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, who authored the Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing same-sex marriage throughout the United States, “is sometimes made fun of for his notoriously purple prose.” He said that today, … Continue reading

Posted in Constitutional Law, Courts, Democracy, Equal Rights, Government, Homosexual Rights, Jurisprudence, Justice, SCOTUS, Society, United States | Tagged , , , , | 45 Comments