Skip to content

Tag Archives: Supreme Court

No Buddies Care

Even Brett Kavanaugh’s drinking buddies say that he lied under oath when he claimed that he never drank to the point of forgetting what he was doing. They swear that they saw him do just that on multiple occasions. The point is that this isn’t about what Kavanaugh did when he was younger. This is […]

Share

Republicans don’t know the meaning of “stop”

Taking the tip from Brett Kavanaugh and Donald Trump, Republicans have started attacking Christine Blasey Ford. For example, they are posting photographs that they claim proves that Ford is a Democratic party operative. Except that the photographs they are posting of Ford with Bill Clinton and George Soros aren’t actually Ford. In fact, they don’t […]

Share

Does Lindsey Graham want to be First Lady?

[I was wondering when Margaret and Helen would weigh in. Helen Philpot does not disappoint.] Lindsey Graham Sets His Sights On Becoming First Lady Margaret, did you know that women currently make up more than half the population in the US, but we are represented by a Congress made up of 80 percent men? Oh, […]

Share

The SC solution

Benjamin Wittes (the editor in chief of Lawfare and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution) published an excellent article in The Atlantic titled “I Know Brett Kavanaugh, but I Wouldn’t Confirm Him“. I agree with everything Wittes says. He gives more than one strong reason why Kavanaugh should not be confirmed. He does this without […]

Share

Kavanaugh

John Oliver asks all the right questions. For example, why are the Republicans so desperate to put Judge Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court? Couldn’t they find someone who is a little less of an asshole? The interesting thing to me when I watch video of Kavanaugh is that he seems to be acting. I don’t […]

Share

Sometimes

Sometimes, not always, but sometimes I think Donald Trump wants to lose his majority in Congress at the midterms. I know this sounds crazy, but what isn’t crazy now? Look at it this way. Trump loves to complain about how unfair things are to him. With him as president and having majorities in both houses […]

Share

Justice?

What will happen to Brett Kavanaugh? If the Republicans ram the Supreme Court nomination of Kavanaugh down America’s throat, they are going to rile up Democrats (especially women) and probably lose additional seats during the midterms. But if they don’t, they will piss off their die-hard base, who might sit out the midterms in response. […]

Share

Supreme Kangaroo Court

This would be funny if it were not so true: © Tom Tomorrow I truly wish something like this would happen: © Jen Sorensen Confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh will start a war to overturn Roe v. Wade. In fact, in anticipation of his confirmation, the war has already begun. Kavanaugh may claim that he believes […]

Share

The Pardonizer in Chief

© Tom Tomorrow I suspect that sometime in the near future, Donald Trump is going to try to pardon someone he shouldn’t, and all hell will break loose. My only question is whether when that happens, will the Republicans stand up to Trump, or will they roll over?

Share

Trump Attacks Constitution?

Donald Trump is getting easier to predict. When everyone pointed out the hypocrisy of Trump calling his executive order against Muslims entering the US a “Travel Ban” even as his administration was claiming that it wasn’t a travel ban at all, Trump doubled down. And you know he is serious, because he used ALL CAPS, […]

Share

When is a Travel Ban Not a Travel Ban?

Donald Trump is his own worst enemy. Twice the courts have struck down the travel ban against Muslims he promised repeatedly during his presidential campaign. In response, his spokespeople denied that it was a travel ban against Muslims. For example, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said “It’s not a Muslim ban. It’s not a […]

Share

First 100 Days

Today is the 100th day of Trump’s presidency. I wouldn’t pay that much attention to the first hundred days of any presidency, except that Donald Trump keeps talking about it. First he kept promising all the things he would positively, definitely do in the first 100 days of his presidency (none of which he has […]

Share

Supreme Fight

Kurt Eichenwald has a good article in Newsweek about Trump’s Supreme Court nominee entitled “Neil Gorsuch is Supremely Qualified, and Must Not Be Confirmed“. The whole article is worth a read, but I can sum up his main point in one paragraph. The Republicans, in refusing to even hold hearings on Obama’s nominee Merrick Garland, […]

Share

How Democracy Dies

Retired Supreme Court justice David Souter, back in 2012, reminds us of the biggest danger to democracy. His words are prescient given our current election. This clip starts near the end of his talk, but the whole talk is very interesting.

Share

Supreme Obstruction

On a radio interview on Monday, John McCain said the following: I promise you that we will be united against any Supreme Court nominee that Hillary Clinton, if she were president, would put up. I promise you. This is where we need the majority. That’s right, it doesn’t even matter who the nominee is, McCain […]

Share