Tag: Clarence Thomas

Basket Cases

In his first year on the Court [Clarence Thomas] scarcely ever left the Supreme Court Building on foot, and that was fortunate, in one way, because it meant that he probably never saw the boldly lettered [graffiti] on a Capitol Hill sidewalk across the street. It said, “Anita Told the Truth.” —“The Burden of Clarence… Read more »

#ShutUpYourDrivel: The Demise of Laura Ingraham

As the old joke goes, like school on Saturday, she has no class. It’s fair to regard the self-destruction of Fox News host and wingnut-radio personality Laura Ingraham as the most morbidly funny story of the year. Ingraham’s self-righteous rhetorical assault on Parkland survivor David Hogg, and her subsequent fake apology to Hogg in the… Read more »

Supreme Court Can’t Wait to Kill Youth Climate Lawsuit

Like death itself, the end can be delayed, but not escaped: A group of 21 youths who accuse the U.S. government of failing for decades to properly address climate change defeated the Trump administration’s attempt to keep the dispute out of court. The U.S. [Ninth] Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled Wednesday that a… Read more »

Bush-League Criticism

What was Henry Kissinger’s old joke about the Iran-Iraq war, again? The conflict between Donald Trump and the Bush family is perhaps the silliest of the 45th President’s many feuds, nothing more than the latest outbreak of red-on-red rhetorical violence (see Trump v. McCain, Trump v. Corker, Trump v. Flake., etc.) It’s fundamentally silly because… Read more »