Monthly Archives: November 2015

Firearms Regulation in the Bill of Rights

Ridicule was much used in Britain when the American colonies agitated for liberty as British subjects. Not that ridicule was the only response to American petitions and American laws–many well-informed Britons sympathized with the Americans. But among the British responses in the 1760s and 1770s, some were penned by early Charles Krauthammers and George Wills. Take for example the commentary below by a British writer… Read More

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More GOP debates, too few glimpses of decency

Public discourse in the 21st-century USA sometimes forgets clear fundamentals, and the problem is most acute in the Republican Party sector. Yesterday I wrote that I would post a follow-up after watching last night’s GOP lineup on Fox Business News, to see whether any of the candidates would refer to mass deportation. Discussion of the debate is below, at bottom (scroll down). Meanwhile, forgetfulness has… Read More

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Message from a typical Donald Trump supporter

Here is today’s moronic email message. Found in my inbox this morning: [text follows] “Here is my insight. “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” I suggest you continue your education till you learn the meaning of all the words in this founding document. I’ll… Read More

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Live-blogging election night, November 3, 2015

An interesting set of elections in off-year (anti-democratic) states. Some intermittent live-blogging– Final results in the rest of the special elections must wait until tomorrow or later. Washington state has two house districts up, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts one, Missouri three, Michigan and Texas one. Georgia has a house and a senate seat up; Maine has two house districts. Of these 13 contests, four are for… Read More

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Rabid Propaganda against HERO in Houston

Open Propaganda in Houston against HERO Today’s Washington Post features a front-page article on the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO). As the article nicely puts it, a battle has been waged in some quarters. From what I hear from locals—I grew up in Houston and have relatives there—the national coverage understates the rabid propaganda attack mounted against HERO. Polls show tomorrow’s election as tight. Here… Read More

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