Rules are for Fools

A precondition of the rule of law is that those who are ruled (the citizenry) believe they are not alone in adhering to the rule of law, that it is a two-way street. Nor can the fair administration of the… Read More ›

ICYMI………….April 4, 1968

Fifty-four years ago today in Memphis, Tennessee, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. He was in the city to support a strike by Black sanitation workers. The decade was marked with assassinations, including that of President John F…. Read More ›

The Road to November and Beyond

It would not be too great a stretch to assert that the American public favors fair elections not predetermined by rigged devices such as gerrymandering. After all, fairness is a virtually genetic value pursued, if not perfectly practiced, in most… Read More ›

E Pluribus Unum Religion

In 1939, George Orwell coined the term Judeo-Christian in a book review describing a scheme of ethics or morals based upon communal principles of the two religions. The concept has no precedent in colonial America before its popular introduction in… Read More ›

Miyares Myopia

A catchy news headline about money in Australian politics captured the essence of the behavior of politicians: “If You Can Get Away With Things, You Do It.” Pundits and political scribes are often inclined to remind readers in a sober… Read More ›

The Limits of Freedom

The current debate in opposition to mask and vaccine mandates explicitly and implicitly resonates with a notion about freedom, or to be more precise, restrictions thereon. At its July 2018 convention, the nation’s Libertarian Party platform set forth in a… Read More ›

Strained Quality of Justice

In The Merchant of Venice, the Bard of Avon, William Shakespeare, assigns Portia the task of imploring Shylock for mercy for Antonio’s life subject to his losing a “pound of flesh” for an outstanding financial debt. “The quality of mercy… Read More ›