Category: Activism

Progressives & The Supreme Court

Dahlia Lithwick, Slate’s correspondent for the courts and law, is apoplectic that the right did not consider Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland (see Ms. BWR’s analysis here)  for the Supreme Court, and now will never do so.  She wrote about this recently in Republicans Stole the Supreme Court. Ms. Lithwick cites

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The Bookworm Beat 3/23/16 — the “catching up” edition and open thread

Bush didn’t, Obama wouldn’t, but the next president should: Call into the Oval Office the leaders of Muslim communities throughout America to say, “Because of the First Amendment, the fact that you and the people in your community practice Islam is irrelevant to us in America. Your faith is your

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The current crop of race riots will not make ordinary Americans more sympathetic to the plight of American blacks

The current crop of Michael Brown and Eric Garner themed protests apparently have as one of their goals educating white Americans about the horrors of racism in America.  (I say as one of their goals, since their primary goals seem to be twofold:  the rapture of riot and the opportunity for looting.)  I  strongly believe

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Political violence: from whence does it emanate

“If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.” – President Barack Hussein Obama I posted this as a comment to Book’s previous post, but have now posted it independently as a challenge to all of us Bookworm salon aficionados. Here’s the premise: virtually all the political violence

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