Suspicious Angels Gets It Wrong

Want to gloat a little? Run don’t walk to “Suspicious Angels Gets It Wrong.” That’s right, we are confessing that our overly optimistic hope that Neil Gorsuch would grow a moral vision consonant with democratic values flew in the face of our recognition of how an increasingly authoritarian, billionaire-run government, with leaders from both sides of the aisle profiting by our endless war strategy chooses justices who know the game and how to play it. We make up for our egregious faux pas by shining the light on departing Justice Arthur Kennedy, not swing-justice Kennedy, but right-wing Justice Kennedy appointed by the right’s lodestone, Ronald Reagan and never forgetting for a moment whose beat he was marching to. What does it all come down to? Democracy sold to the highest bidder and a Supreme Court willing to sanctify the transactions which include installing a president, legalizing voter suppression laws and dealing a death-blow to the U.S. union movement. Abortion rights are probably their next target. Justice takes on new meaning when democracy is corrupted by wealth and power. One thing for sure – the U.S. has left its democratic “cred” in the dust and the corporatist warmongers now control both politics and policy.

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Three Branches of Government: Show Me The Money!

“A judiciary independent of a king or executive alone, is a good thing, but independence of the will of the nation is a solecism, [deviation from the norm] at least in a republican government.” — Thomas Jefferson, 1820 Fist Bumps to Thomas Jefferson for getting it spectacularly right three hundred years ago. It’s unanimous— elites […]

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Be Careful What You Wish For: More Magical Thinking in the Age of Trump/Gorsuch

Be Careful What You Wish For: More Magical Thinking in the Age of Trump/Gorsuch A word of caution to those zany conservatives, far-right zealots and self-described Alt-Righters. Planning a super-bowl sized celebration over President Trump’s nominee, Neil Gorsuch, to the Supreme Court? Heaving a sigh of relief finally your big moment has come. Traveling too […]

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