The verb “juxtapose,” meaning to place closely together for comparison, can prompt intriguing questions and thoughts about the matters in juxtaposition. The front page of a recent edition of The New York Times carried two items that, thousands of miles… Read More ›
ICYMI…………………January 24, 1916
One hundred five years ago today, the Supreme Court upheld (Brushaber v. Union Pacific Railroad) the 16th Amendment and the Revenue Act of 1913, enabling the federal government to undertake necessary development and expansion programs without reliance upon the states…. Read More ›
1 The Founding Fathers feared direct democracy as “mob rule” and crafted safety valves into the Constitution to ensure that rabble-led political forces did not consume the new central government or its state constituents. Notably, the electoral college process and… Read More ›
Elections Needed; Votes, Not So Much
Editors’ Note: Reposted from The Washington Post, December 12, 2020. For VoxFairfax reviews of Timothy Snyder’s books, see https://wp.me/p9wDCF-6s, https://wp.me/p9wDCF-17f, and https://wp.me/p9wDCF-1D1. By Timothy Snyder Twenty-first century authoritarians are against counting votes, but they legitimate themselves through elections. They don’t seem… Read More ›
DISENFRANCHISING FELONS: CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT?
No person who has been convicted of a felony shall be qualified to vote unless his civil rights have been restored by the Governor or other appropriate authority. … Read More ›