Category Archives: Abortion distortion factor

Clippings and Comment, 2/6/19

A Trimmer Manifesto of sorts. Continue reading

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How Conservatives are deviant

How Conservatives are deviant and other cantakerous push-back. Continue reading

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When SCOTUS reverses Roe

Michael Gerson ponders “The Trumpification of the pro-life movement” and how it “exacts a price”: [I]f the overturn or revision of Roe comes, it will almost certainly return greater flexibility to states regarding the regulation of abortion. This will kindle … Continue reading

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Thoughts on The Court

Whoopty-damn-do. Continue reading

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No peace I find

1 [O]ur brains did not evolve to understand the world but to survive it. Reality is software that doesn’t run well on our mental hardware, unless the display resolution is minimized. We therefore seek out stories, not because they are … Continue reading

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Tangential Miscellany

1 Riveted by the proceedings, I felt at times I should have looked away rather than play voyeur to the humiliation of two fine people — stripped of dignity and emotionally exposed before the world. Kathleen Parker. This was a … Continue reading

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Potpourri (mostly political) 9/25/18

1 I apologize if I’ve quoted this before, but I’m a retired lawyer, I’ve watched SCOTUS for decades, and I can’t stop mulling this over. Here goes: I can imagine two operative standards for a nominee in Kavanaugh’s shoes. One … Continue reading

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Monday 9/17/18

Politics and religion. This is no dinner party. Continue reading

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Saturday, 9/8/18

1 Where do I buy the hat on the left? Bret Stephens continues his open letter to big-bucks politial donor targets: The next time you meet a candidate asking for your money, start the conversation with two questions. First: “When … Continue reading

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Spleen ventings (and more)

1 Spleen venting #1: I’m pleased that the American Bar Association, which marginalized itself over decades, will now be denied its long preeminence in advising the Senate on federal judicial nominees. I’m one of those who quit the ABA in … Continue reading

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