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She has confessed after all.  

Update:  She’s out.


A work in progress.




I was in a hotel in Ukiah yesterday morning having one of those bland waffles you make in the confusing iron thing you have to flip around in the breakfast room and preparing for Court when this press conference came on. I wasn’t paying much attention especially when Governor Scott came to the microphone to give the usual vacuous “thoughts and prayers” speech. And then this gentleman – Broward County Superintendent of Schools – stepped up. You see Scott with the obligatory smile as Superintendent Runcie talks about grief counseling services and all. And then Runcie brings up gun control. Watch Scott flinch!

No, it’s not “too early” to discuss gun control. It’s too effing late!

13 Indictments.

I know, I know – “no evidence of collusion.”  Let’s just say there was no collusion, and that’s really wishful thinking; but let’s say that.   The question few conservatives will address:  Why did Putin and the Russian oligarchy want Trump in power so badly that they went to this extent?

But go on.  “No collusion and no obstruction…. No collusion and no obstruction…. No collusion…”

And just hope that Mueller is still “fishing” and doesn’t already have goods.

Chuck Rogers and I will catch up with national politics on All Things Reconsidered this Thursday evening at 7:00. Probably DACA will figure prominently in the discussion, as well as the proposed budget with cuts to social programs and the bloating of the military budget. But who knows what will happen in two days?


I guess it’s supposed to upset me or something.  I’m told that this performance actually breaks Sharia law, but Muslims all bad so there you are.

This article is a couple of months old, but I just read it.  

We need a revived Voters Rights Act, but it’s going to be awhile.

Thursday Night Talk’s programming this month is dedicated to Black History Month (as Dick Gregory noted, isn’t it ironic that we give it the shortest and coldest month of the year?). My guest will be Professor Ryan Emenaker to discuss the 50th Anniversary of the passage of the 1968 Civil Rights Act with specific focus on the successes and shortcomings of Title VIII,the Fair Housing Act. 7:00 p.m. this Thursday evening.
Ryan Emenaker is a professor of political science at College of the Redwoods and a PhD candidate at Brown University. His research focuses on judicial politics and constitutional law. He has written numerous pieces on the history and role of the Supreme Court including an article on why the Supreme Court should uphold the Voting Rights Act, which appeared on SCOTUSblog, the premier news and research site on the Supreme Court.
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February 2018