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Marjorie Taylor Greene Isn't What Ails Us

The cancer attacking the fabric of American political life is not Marjorie Taylor Greene. It runs far deeper than that. There is a broader crisis of legitimacy in the land. Congresswoman Greene, like former president Donald Trump, is a symptom, not the cause. Ad hominem attacks on both...

Here's How Trump Can Lose The Impeachment Trial

News that Donald Trump and his impeachment defense lawyers have decided to go their own separate ways raises questions about what will, and will not, take place at the impeachment trial set to begin on February 9 in the United States Senate.
Trump’s five lawyers apparently...


Federal Prosecutors Take Aim At Free Speech

Jumpin’ Jiminy, Holy Moly, and WTF: Federal prosecutors in the Eastern District of New York have either lost their minds, or never had minds to being with. They are prosecuting a social media influencer for the snake oil he tweeted in the 2016 election.
It goes...

Please Tell Me Senator Blumenthal Rejects Nepotism

Elections have consequences, I get that.
But do we really have elections so that familial legacies can be seeded?
Rumors swirl that Connecticut United States Senator Richard Blumenthal is busily at work advancing the cause of his son, Matthew, to be...

Don DeLillo, Oswald and Silence

In the midst of a never-ending pandemic straining the bonds of civil society comes Don DeLillo’s latest novel, The Silence. It, too, sheds light on what happens when what we take for granted is suddenly absent. But in this brief book -- it is an easy read in one brief sitting --...

The Death Of A Kind Man Noted

One of the good guys died today, United States District Court Judge Dominic J. Squatrito. He was 82.

I don't know how many cases I tried before him. It was a lot. All were federal civil rights verdicts. Several of them were astounding. He presided as a common man, never putting on airs,...

A Coup d'Etat? Seriously?

My cell phone blew up mid-afternoon yesterday. Was I watching what was going on in Washington, D.C.? The Capit0l was being stormed! There was a coup taking place!
I never turned on the television, or did more than scan a few Internet accounts of the events. I even asked...

You'll Love This Book; If You Do Not, I Will Buy Your Copy

My wife and I exchange books on Christmas. I've finished the first, Lulu Miller's, Why Fish Don't Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life.
It's rare I wish a book were longer. But I wish that of this book. It is actually three books in one -- at twice the...

A PC Speech Code For Lawyers? -- Don't Do It, Connecticut

Am I guilty of professional misconduct worthy of forfeiture of my law license if I publicly question whether we really need Juneteenth and Martin Luther King Day? Or if I post a photograph of a Budweiser beer bottle surrounded by Coors beer cans wearing hoods above the caption “Ku...

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