So next time you watch any of the Star Wars prequels, The Clone Wars, or any other material from that era, don’t root for Anakin, Obi-Wan, and the Clone Army. Recognize Count Dooku, Nute Gunray, and the B1 Battle Droid as the real heroes of the Star Wars prequels, resisting Republic incompetence and later tyranny while fighting for a just and prosperous galaxy.
Passion without knowledge leaves one easy prey for demagogues and partisan excesses. In an effort to fight this, we’re going to take a tour of the Supreme Court, more specifically the nine justices and a short detail of what makes each one distinct. I am by no means an expert, but this is a good starting point for anyone who wants to know who’s who on the highest court in the land. We’ll start at the Court’s progressive end and work right, as those terms are generally defined.
This is because conservative is more than a party, a set of leaders, or even a collection of policies. It is an intellectual and ideological tradition, which in many ways transcends politics.
You want to help those who need help? There are much better options than this.
Good people can disagree. This should not be a hard concept, but apparently we need a collective lesson in swallowing our pride and accepting it once more
You don’t have a civic responsibility to vote. You have a civic responsibility to be an informed voter.
This is part two of my predictions on the upcoming midterm elections, this time focusing on the Senate. Missed my predictions on the House? Check them out here. The Senate While the House looks bad for Republicans, the Senate looks just as bad for the Democrats. Senate elections rotate, meaning about one third of Senators … Continue reading MIDTERM PREDICTIONS: The Senate