Tag: Clarence Thomas

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 »

The Clarence Thomas Museum Controversy

Sometimes you just can’t withhold judgment. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture unveiled its latest exhibit, one featuring Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, a figure whose absence from the museum when it opened a year ago raised eyebrows among conservatives. According to the Washington Times, Thomas appears as part of an… Read more »

Three Democratic Senators Ignore the Threat of a Justice Neil Gorsuch

Don’t they realize that it would be like putting Donald Trump himself on the Supreme Court? It’s impossible to grasp the logic of Senators Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), who have signaled that they will vote to confirm unqualified Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Kneeling in subservience to Trump and… Read more »

Courting Climate Disaster: Trump’s Next Injustice

Ten years ago today, the United States Supreme Court issued its landmark 5-4 decision in Massachusetts v. Environmental Protection Agency, holding that the EPA had the authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act. Had Anthony Kennedy sided with the right-wing faction on the Court, the federal government would have been virtually… Read more »

You’ll Get Nothing and Like It: The Case Against Gorsuch

There is simply no rational basis for any Democratic Senator to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court–and every reason in the world for Democrats to filibuster Gorsuch’s nomination. Is Judge Gorsuch technically qualified to do the job? Sure. So was Merrick Garland, and we all saw what happened there. Is Judge… Read more »

Courting Disaster

I noted yesterday that blue-state-level action on climate change is only near-term hope for those who don’t want to see the planet cook under a Trump Administration. Unfortunately, some climate activists are embracing false hope from the federal courts–and like those who thought Hillary Clinton would win the Electoral College last Tuesday night, these folks… Read more »