Tag: Clarence Thomas

The Winners of Life’s Lottery

Some stories from the 2016 presidential election are depressing. This is just disgusting: Embattled “Today” anchor Billy Bush is likely to get a $10 million lump settlement from NBC after his abrupt ouster following the vulgar revelations on the Donald Trump tape. Bush and his legal team have been battling with NBC News chiefs to… Read more »

An Atrocious Anniversary

You’ve run into The Argument if you’ve been on social media for any length of time. It usually comes from an erstwhile supporter of Bernie Sanders who now vows to volunteer for Jill Stein. It’s an argument so lacking in logic, so overt in its obnoxiousness, so deficient in its dignity that one wonders how… Read more »

The Fox News Channel’s Culture of Chauvinism

Two weeks ago, I noted the 25th anniversary of President George H. W. Bush’s notorious nomination of Clarence Thomas to replace Justice Thurgood Marshall on the United States Supreme Court. You may recall this anecdote from Jeffrey Toobin’s 1993 New Yorker profile of Thomas: Thomas can no longer take runs along the [National] Mall, as… Read more »

Strange Justice, Indeed

Should he stay or should he go? The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas may have denounced the rumor that the controversial conservative may be planning to leave the bench next year, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the rumor is false. If Thomas does decide to call it a career in 2017, it will… Read more »