Beyond absolving the legislature of their oaths to the Constitution by putting that question entirely in an unaccountable Supreme Court, a third argument against judicial review is laid out in Thomas Paine’s Rights of Man.
History tells us that caution and patience are virtues. The Alabama law throws both to the wind, accomplishing little in practice except giving ammunition to those who seek to maintain abortion. It is a warning that we in the anti-abortion movement are ready to fight. However, I am less concerned with fighting than winning, and the Alabama ban is not how we are going to do that.
This Friday a biopic of JRR Tolkien, author of the Lord of the Rings, will hit theaters. I am skeptical about the film, but it is hardly undeserved. Plenty of storytellers, JK Rowling, CS Lewis, George RR Martin, Stan Lee, George Lucas, have constructed fictional worlds that are remarkably insightful and immersive. But Tolkien remains in a class of his own, a genius without par.
You want to help those who need help? There are much better options than this.
I know the answer from experience. For six and a half weeks, I went vegan. No meat, no dairy, and no eggs. I replaced cow’s milk in my fridge with almond milk, Goldfish with peanuts, and beef shawarma with falafel as my meal for the drive back to school.
"Some people move on, but not us." The wait is over. Avengers: Endgame is here. Does it live up to the year long anticipation?
Last Thursday the full Special Counsel report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and President Trump’s relationship with the Russian government and the investigation was released. For the most part, the Attorney General's summary from the start of April, which we reviewed here, was accurate. There was no evidence of actual collusion on the … Continue reading Impeachment Talk
Breaking down the Episode IX trailer and what it means
I was not quite as joyous when I left the movie theater last night. Shazam! is a fun and refreshing take on the superhero origin story, but the legitimate elation of this movie is surrounded in such a weak plot I left the theater underwhelmed.
In 1875, at the tail end of Reconstruction, Congress passed a Civil Rights Act which banned racial discrimination in public amenities. It made its way to the Supreme Court, which ruled the act unconstitutional in 1886’s Civil Rights Cases...The underlying legal decision from the Civil Rights Cases remains good law, even if it has been subverted in effect. Since that underlying legal decision has become incredibly important, this is problematic."