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The EU/GB agreement may not be approved before April – or ever…

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 19/01/2021 - 9:45am in

Tony Connolly of the Irish Television network RTE has disclosed that the EU member states want to extend the Brexit agreement deadline from the end of February to some time in April. This could be of interest to Johnson, already seemingly throwing his weight around with regard to labour and tax laws, which he seems... Read more

What Next?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 14/01/2021 - 4:43am in

The final days of Donald Trump’s presidency have been tumultuous. The attack on the Capitol has only heightened tensions. American democracy is facing many questions: Can Trump pardon himself? How will a second impeachment work? Are Trump’s words free speech? What, if any, consequences will Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley and the countless people and institutions that had a role in enabling Trump and the big lie face? Don’t forget to check out our detailed timeline on the day of the insurrection, and the cover-up. As events develop we will add new reporting to this collection. Continue reading

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Pardonnez-Moi

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 12/01/2021 - 5:31am in

We need the answers to two questions. Although the Constitution gives the president broad power to pardon, can he pardon himself? And, would impeachment and conviction invalidate any such pardon? Continue reading

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The Pentagon 10 Speak Out – Should Anyone Care?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 07/01/2021 - 7:10am in

That each and every one of the Pentagon 10 is by his own lights a patriot, not to mention a beneficiary of white male privilege, is undoubtedly the case.  That each did his level best is also no doubt the case.  Yet all accepted without question an assumption that has long formed foundation of U.S. national security policy:   the conviction that the possession and use of matchless military might offers the best way to protect American freedom.  In one way or the other, in other words, they were without exception warmongers. Continue reading

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American Democracy Has Never Been Perfect

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 07/01/2021 - 2:15am in

January 5, 2021 About a year ago, I wrote that 2020 would be the year that determines whether or not American democracy survives. And here we are. Our system has never lived up to its fullest potential, but until recently, … Continue reading

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Input legitimacy not output legitimacy…

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 24/12/2020 - 8:52am in

There is searing stuff (below) from Meg Russell, Professor of British and Comparative Politics at University College London, and previously on the House of Lords standards committee: I couldn’t agree more: Indeed, even Murdoch’s Times is pretty sniffy (click to enlarge): With Keir Starmer recently speaking about plans for a convention on constitutional change I... Read more

Across the Country, Voters Remove Racist Symbols and Language from Founding Documents

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 19/11/2020 - 7:11am in

The summer of unrest sharpens the nation’s attention to issues of racial justice. Continue reading

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American Democracy Was Never Supposed to Work

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 19/11/2020 - 6:53am in

Without a practical plan for revising the Constitution, Democrats will be condemned to play by rigged rules. Continue reading

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Health is made at home, hospitals are for repairs

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 18/11/2020 - 8:56am in

Is the wonderful title of an article, concerning his own book, in the ‘New Local’ by Nigel Crisp former CEO of the NHS, and now a crossbench peer. He says: I argue in the book that we need to think about health differently and recognise that health creation plays an important role alongside health services... Read more

Originalism and the New Court

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 13/11/2020 - 7:46am in

Originalists believe that all that the original text of the Constitution should stand, as written, in the late 18th century. Originalists often refer to jurists who take the stance that the Constitution is a living document as “activist” judges. Continue reading

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