Words Matter–Even For You, Rudy

Editors’ Note: Reposted from the New York Daily News, June 25, 2021. Many observers have been wondering about the antics of attorneys advocating bizarre election theories and the ethics of practicing law. This opinion catches the idea. Words have consequences,… Read More ›

Joe Catholic

“Papist” is the pejorative term ascribed to a Roman Catholic and arose in the late 1600s spurred by the English Reformation. Hostilities against papists trace to the time of Henry VIII’s rejection of theological fealty to the Pope who declined… Read More ›

Holy Days

By Frank Blechman In medieval Europe, there were special days set aside from the normal routine of work. The church declared that these were Holy Days, days devoted to prayer, fasting, and sometimes feasting. In the new United States of… Read More ›

Policing the Police

Civilian oversight of state and local law enforcement has largely been characterized by benign neglect. The United States has been debited by its English heritage with a significant social and cultural heritage with respect to the present relationship among law… Read More ›

Dissenting Voices and Visions

The Supreme Court of the United States enjoys hallowed respect in our nation as its decisions affect every resident of the states and territories. The Court has been the battleground referee and umpire for many freedoms taken for granted without… Read More ›

Disparate Impact

Few argue that there exists no bias or discrimination in our daily lives as it may involve gender, age, color, or other. At times, the bias may even be widespread yet mostly invisible to observers. For decades, people of color,… Read More ›

To Do Or Not To Do

By Frank Blechman Many, many times, I have been in “strategic planning” sessions in which someone has insisted that we had to pick one goal or one approach to that goal. Recognizing that time and other resources are limited, I… Read More ›

An Exception to Exceptionalism

The history and timeline of slavery in the United States tends to be almost exclusively related to the diaspora of African people to the Americas beginning in 1619. The subsequent racist heritage spawned by the advent of Black slaves, in… Read More ›