I am amazed that this institution has not gone away long ago, or at least been reformed. This past election has demonstrated that most of the reasons for its existence are fatuous. lets start with: It prevents foreign interference in US elections This reason comes from The Federalist Papers, No 68: Nothing was more to… Read More Abolish the Electoral College
This comes from watching the French election, which is a similar legislative-executive system to the US. I will also admit to voting Green from a disgust with the US duopoly (i.e., the Democrats and Republicans) and its stranglehold on the system. In a way Dan Savage is correct, the third parties should be running candidates… Read More Thoughts on US Third Parties.
OK, all you supposed “Constitutionalists” out there. By that I mean the right wing types who somehow believe that there is a “right” to rebellion. Even more importantly, you believe that you are in some way a patriot for making that type of comment. Listen up: The Constitution makes it clear that waging war on… Read More Sic semper proditores (Thus always to traitors)
Microdot’s wife posted this at the Brain Police Blog. I am reposting it here: For all the friends of Microdot who perhaps have been wondering about the ominous absence of posts since his return from the hospital, I, Madame Microdot have finally enough courage to sit in front of his computer and write a few… Read More The Vanishing Point of Microdot
it appears that Microdot is no longer with us on this mortal plane. I haven’t been in the blogosphere much lately, but I have been on facebook. I knew he had been seriously ill, but I didn’t know about his passing until a post landed on my newsfeed this morning. From what I gather, he… Read More I hope I am wrong, but
Charlie Hebdo was an equal opportunity satirical journal in that they attacked pretty much everybody. In fact, they had more run ins with Christians than Muslims, but that has gotten lost because they were attacked by “mooslims”. Some people are willing to distance themselves from Charlie Hebdo because of its outspokeness in its satire. Unfortunately,… Read More Je Suis Charlie!
It’s the ignorance surrounding what a Grand Jury does and how it is supposed to work. And it doesn’t come from just the general public since I saw one “legal scholar” make a comment that there should have been rigourous cross examination. There are two different parts of the criminal process for determining whether a… Read More What bugs me about the Ferguson thing…