Read These Two Things

First, read this…. Mr. Flynn is gone, having been caught lying about his own discussion of sanctions with the Russian ambassador. But the proposal, a peace plan for Ukraine and Russia, remains, along with those pushing it: Michael D. Cohen, the president’s personal lawyer, who delivered the document; Felix H. Sater, a business associate who […]

Defending the Law

Standing up for ‘so-called’ law – The Boston Globe https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2017/02/10/standing-for-called-law/VLbDYmrwpdjCn8qs5FPJaK/story.html We are deans of respected law schools. We have dedicated our professional lives to the proposition that law overrides violence with reason. Law stands for what we have in common, not merely what divides us. Law respects disagreement; it patiently considers evidence and advocacy; it […]

Spicer Goes Full Spicer

US investigators corroborate some aspects of the Russia dossier – CNNPolitics.com http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/10/politics/russia-dossier-update/index.html Evan Perez Reached for comment this afternoon, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said, “We continue to be disgusted by CNN’s fake news reporting.” Spicer later called back and said, “This is more fake news. It is about time CNN focused on the […]

We are a Banana Republic

North Carolina is no longer classified as a democracy Author: ANDREW REYNOLDS In the just released EIP report, North Carolina’s overall electoral integrity score of 58/100 for the 2016 election places us alongside authoritarian states and pseudo-democracies like Cuba, Indonesia and Sierra Leone. If it were a nation state, North Carolina would rank right in […]

Dust Off Your Pantsuits

Radio City Rockettes ‘Appalled’ Over Trump Inauguration Command Performance Author: Itay Hod “Most of the Rockettes do not want to perform at the inauguration,” posted Duarte, whose Facebook page identifies her as the creator, producer and host of Dead Darlings. “AGVA, their union, has put in writing to the full time Rockettes that they must […]

Kaepernick’s protest is as American as that flag

Kaepernick’s protest is as American as that flag And throughout history, rather than making the appropriate sacrifices, the most powerful among us sent police in to cure issues of poverty and the first lack of opportunity with arrests and guns. And today we see the result. Saddest of all is rather than Kaepernick’s stance pushing […]