Theory and Practice

Well, according to one of Kagan’s old friends, she’s not gay. Says Sarah Walzer: “I’ve known her for most of her adult life and I know she’s straight. She dated men when we were in law school, we talked about men — who in our class was cute, who she would like to date, all … Continue reading

Elena Kagan…or Nae Ken, A Gal

Well, Obama has chosen his nominee to replace Justice Stevens: Elena Kagan. And I have to tell you, people are angry. And this time, it’s not just Tea Partiers. The left is angry because they are afraid that Obama has nominated a crypto-conservative. As Jane Hamsher (of said: “I object to appointment somebody that … Continue reading

Poll: Who will President Obama nominate to replace Justice Stevens?

Supremely Qualified

Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens announced today that he is retiring, as of the end of this term. At that time he will be 90 years old, having served on the Court for the last 35 years. Sad to say, he has long out-served his relevance on the Court. When Stevens was nominated by … Continue reading


With the recent Supreme Court decision (Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission) opening the door to the burgeoning field of Corporate Civil Rights (by allowing unlimited Corporate spending on issue advertising), it is vitally important to find a reliable champion of and advocate for these and other Corporate civil rights. Although the ACLU correctly filed … Continue reading

The New Civil Rights, Part III

In an earlier post I spoke of restricting Corporations’ rights to on-demand termination of business agreements with sub-Corporations, and I said: “I mean, I can’t choose to murder someone, so why should Corporations be allowed to choose to murder the economy?” This prompted an overly literal pedant to email me, saying: “You say you can’t … Continue reading

The New Civil Rights, Part II

My last post about Corporate civil rights generated a lot of emails, most angry or incredulous, from both sides of the political spectrum. That’s not surprising to me, since I am clearly an Independent. I figure if I’m making both extremes angry, then I’m probably doing something right. So, here’s some more truth for you. … Continue reading

The New Civil Rights

The recent Supreme Court decision to expand Corporate civil rights was an important advancement (as I have explained before here and here) but it was only a beginning. Corporations are still discriminated against every day, and that discrimination takes many forms. We will not be truly free as a Nation until everyone, Citizen and Corporation … Continue reading

Supreme Liar

There’s something else that needs to be addressed about the State of the Union speech Wednesday. Something maybe even more shameful than what I’ve already written about, and that’s the way that President Obama treated the Supreme Court. Now, I’ve given kudos to the Supremes already for their important strides in corporate civil rights and … Continue reading

Update: Free Speech Wins!

The Center for Public Integrity has warned that the recent Supreme Court decision (Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission) may allow foreign governments to spend as much as they want on advertisements for or against candidates in the greatest country in the world, the United States of America. They are afraid that this could let … Continue reading