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Fresno’s Undercover Police Monitor Students, Churches

April 7th, 2005 · No Comments

Perhaps the next Great Depression in America, which I wrote about earlier this morning, won’t be quite as bad as some people think. Bob Marcotte points out a story in today’s Fresno Bee about undercover police officers attending student meetings at California State University, Fresno. The students were (understandably) upset about discovering there were two […]

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Killing Judges

April 6th, 2005 · 3 Comments

I wasn’t going to blog this morning. Life is really busy right now and I’m one of those who have to work for a living. I hope you’ll forgive me if this isn’t as “tightly written” as it could be. But there are things happening today that, frankly, should have thousands, if not millions, of […]

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A Return to the Constitution?

April 5th, 2005 · No Comments

Arturo Gonzales — sporting the smirk made famous by George Bush — is preparing to go to Congress to defend the need to renew the unconstitutional

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Black & White

April 2nd, 2005 · 1 Comment

In the old days, when we wanted to convict someone of a crime, we charged them. The prosecution was then bound — by law — to prove them guilty “beyond a reasonable doubt.” Now, reasonable doubt isn’t just any old doubt. As the California Jury Instruction on “reasonable doubt” makes clear, this would be silly.

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On Human Rights

March 27th, 2005 · 6 Comments

I ate up all my blog-writing time responding to a comment posted to yesterday’s article “Between Schiavo and Charybdis,” so for that reason — and because of the length and issues dealt with in my response — I decided at the last minute to post my response as a free-standing post. The comment read: Wow! […]

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Between Schiavo and Charybdis

March 26th, 2005 · 9 Comments

As I write this, I’m feeling very sad. For many reasons. First, I’m saddened — seriously, deeply saddened — for the pending death of Terri Schiavo. I’m not sure that it’s right. I have faith in our judicial system to uphold our laws, but that doesn’t translate into a belief that the inputs to that […]

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Schiavo’s Choice

March 25th, 2005 · 2 Comments

Andrew Cohen, writing for CBS News, has been writing some stunning articles over the last few days. I can’t say I’ve been a regular reader of his stuff; I’m a regular reader only of the authors of blogs I list on my main page. As for the mainstream media, I’ve taken to scanning CBS, CNN, […]

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Self-Destruction

March 20th, 2005 · 2 Comments

The United States is in serious trouble. Probably more trouble than most of us know — even those of us who recognize the warning signs. And it’s difficult to know what to do about it, because as Pogo once said, “We have met the enemy and he is us.” When we have become our own […]

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In Order to Establish Justice

March 19th, 2005 · No Comments

The words of the Constitution of the United States begin thusly, We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish […]

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Why Have A Constitution?

January 15th, 2005 · 1 Comment

This afternoon, I read perhaps one of the best explanations ever for why the Constitution of the United States is a valuable document. It doesn’t fit with what most Americans probably think these days — which, ironically, seems proof of the wisdom of the Founders in establishing a nation based upon it.

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