SCOTUS-Gerrymandered

The Gerrymandering Virus – It’s Everywhere!

You probably did not think that a key reason why the current Supreme Court is so out of whack with much of America is because of gerrymandering. This is so because the makeup of every Court is determined by the two other gerrymandered branches of government, the executive and legislative.

Eisenhower-Goldwater

Are moderate Republicans dying with a whimper; or will there be a resurgence?

The history of the Republican Party over the past seventy years includes battles between the moderates within the party against the extremists to the right. Moderate candidates have won the nomination eleven of eighteen times.

Ketanji-Daughter

Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Confirmation Should’ve Been a Celebration

When Senator Booker told Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson that he couldn’t help but look at her and see his own mother, I knew exactly what he meant. I saw my own mother, a Black woman, and I thought about her and what it might’ve meant to her as a little girl to have seen this moment.

2021 Amer-Civil-War

Why A “Civil War” Would Be So Hard for Progressives to “Win”

In the wake of the January 6, 2021 insurrection and other rebellious acts from the right, there is increasing talk of a new American civil war. What shape it might take is open to all kinds of interpretation.

Overturn Roe

Pro-Choice Advocates May Benefit from Timing of Supreme Court Decision on Mississippi Law

If the Court overrules Roe, it could be a case where pro-life proponents may want to be careful about that for which they wish. The reason is because the decision would likely be handed down in late June or early July of 2022, and mid-term elections would be just a few months later in November.