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A Question About Elizabeth Warren's Call for Impeachment

So here's the question:

Is she correct in insisting that constitutional principles supersede.presidential politics?

Added by Ron Powell on April 20, 2019 at 5:00am — 30 Comments

In the End, Trump Will Discover the True Meaning of Equal Justice Under Law: Death and Taxes

Death and taxes is a common reference to the famous quotation:[1]

Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

— …
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Added by Ron Powell on April 16, 2019 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Guest Post On Turning Over Trump's Tax Returns: David Cay Johnston, The Daily Beast

Here’s the Law That Requires Mnuchin to Turn Over Trump’s Taxes, or Lose His Office and Go to Prison…

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Added by Ron Powell on April 15, 2019 at 9:00pm — No Comments

A Question About the First Amendment and Freedom of the Press

The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America reads as follows:

"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…

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Added by Ron Powell on April 15, 2019 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

One Sentence On The Virtue Waiting Until All of the Facts Are In

There is no virtue in waiting for all the facts to come in, when the facts already in are sufficient to reach a conclusion and render a judgment, and additional facts are evidence or proof of additional damage or harm.

Added by Ron Powell on April 14, 2019 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

Nixon for the Defense In the Matter of Obstruction of Justice

We know how well that went....

Taking a somewhat Nixonian approach to the question of whether a sitting President could be indicted, AG Barr has unilaterally declared that the Mueller Report exonerates Trump when the report does no such thing.

It should be understood that Barr wouldn't indict Trump if he were a ham sandwich...

Added by Ron Powell on April 11, 2019 at 7:30am — 7 Comments

Trump Immigration Policy in a Single Word


CRUELTY

Added by Ron Powell on April 10, 2019 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

Tim Wise: Train Youself to See It

Added by Ron Powell on April 8, 2019 at 10:38pm — 1 Comment

A Question About Repartee, Trading Fours, and the Dozens

Definition of repartee 1a : a quick and witty reply b : a succession or interchange of clever retorts : amusing and usually light sparring with words 2 : adroitness and cleverness in reply : skill in repartee...

Trading Fours is a technique in which musicians consistently alternate brief solos of pre-set length (for trading foursfourbars; musicians may…

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Added by Ron Powell on April 8, 2019 at 2:30pm — 15 Comments

Sen. Harris v Sec. Nielsen and A Question About The Race Card

So here's the question:

Is Senator Harris playing the race card in this exchange, or she calling Secretary Nielsen on the racism manifestly expressed in the enforcement of, or adherence to, Trump policies and pronouncements?

Added by Ron Powell on April 8, 2019 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

A Single Sentence On Why Cheating Works

Cheating works in our society because, in determining merit, we place far too much emphasis on the result, and not enough emphasis on the effort, process, or means by which an end is achieved.

Added by Ron Powell on April 7, 2019 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

Packing the Fed: "Cain ain't able!"

Monetary policymakers should have a fundamental command of the nature of economics and the U S economy.

Trump's recent nominees are noteable precisely because they have no clue. Hence they'll do what they're told...

A typical Trump tactic to ensure sycophantic loyalty is to put unqualified and incompetent people in positions they couldn't possibly handle and over pay them, thus making them beholden to him for their livelihoods...…

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Added by Ron Powell on April 5, 2019 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Wherefore Art Thou?

Anna: "I miss the artists and creative types that used to congregate here, but it would be silly to long for a time now gone rather than find the good in what is, now."

Ron: "If people left here because I refused to accept or acknowledge wholesale bullshit as fact or truth and called them on it with legitimate demands for citations and sources that's on them not me...

The idea that white people would discuss the black…

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Added by Ron Powell on April 4, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments

Passing Judgement or Judgment: One Sentence

"I am completely fed up with several posters who I believe destroyed the site."

Comment by AKA on the SBA blogpost:

“Today, you did more than make history...”

http://oursalon.ning.com/profiles/blogs/today-you-did-more-than-make-history

Added by Ron Powell on April 3, 2019 at 12:11pm — 25 Comments

The Tangerine Toddler Says:


"It's not a lie if I don't know what I'm talking about."

Added by Ron Powell on April 2, 2019 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

A Question Re Women's History Month, 2019

The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: 

"The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation."

Is this…

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Added by Ron Powell on March 31, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments

A Single Sentence On the State and Condition of the Republican Party

The Republican Party, as it was once constituted, and as we have known it to be throughout history and most of our lifetimes, no longer exists...

Added by Ron Powell on March 30, 2019 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

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