Florida Woman Seeks Corporate Spouse

With the one year anniversary of the SCOTUS ruling imparting full electoral personhood to U.S. Corporations, Citizens United, a clever Florida woman is seeking to make one of those corporations her hubby. Sarah “Echo” Steiner of Lake Worth, Florida, will hold a press conference on Saturday, January 22, to...

The League of Extraordinary Warmongerers

First we have the attack on the Turkish flotilla bringing aid to Gaza. Then we see humanitarians murdered in Oaxaca while delivering aid. And now, the US Supreme Court is on board to curb humanitarianism and peaceful resistance, with its ruling in Holder vs. Humanitarian Law Project. Any “material...

Ricci Reversal Only Vindicates Judge Sotomayor

As Glenn Greenwald put it, in the first of four points about the ruling: In light of today’s ruling, it’s a bit difficult — actually, impossible — for a rational person to argue that Sotomayor’s Ricci decision places her outside the judicial mainstream when: (a) she was...

Does the State Have an Interest in Convicting the Innocent?

That is the question Matthew Yglesias asks about Thursday’s majority ruling by the Supreme Court in the case (pdf here, via Glenn) of a convicted rapist who sought to prove his innocence through DNA testing that was not available at the time of his trial: Obviously, the purpose of the established...

Clarifying What Doesn’t Need to be Clarified

I’m very pleased to see that the Obama administration’s inexplicable decision to concede the right’s illegitimate “racist” argument is getting some well-deserved criticism in blogtopia: One of the things that used to drive me nuts about Bill Clinton was his propensity to...

If a White Male Were to Make Such Racist Comments, He Would Have His Own Radio Show

I have a blog post up at The Moderate Voice about implied gender bias in a New York Times article about supposed concerns among SCOTUS watchers that Sonia Sotomayor’s so-called “sharp tongue” and “blunt style” raise “temperament” issues. Well, now G. Gordon Liddy...

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