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Live (1975). This song is 40 years old and still blows my mind. I'm glad someone finally posted it on YouTube, so I can share it with you. Continue reading
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To the Editor: Re “‘Equal Dignity’: 5-4 Ruling Makes Same-Sex Marriage a Right Nationwide” (front page, June 27): Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.’s dissent asks of his colleagues, “Just who do we think we are?” As someone directly affected... Continue reading
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Rush Limbaugh coined a new term today, almost certainly unwittingly. He used the term "full-frontal attack" while talking about progressivism's attempts to change our culture. (For some reason, Limbaugh calls his opponents liberals, when in fact they're progressives. The real... Continue reading
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To the Editor: Re “What’s the Matter With Polling?,” by Cliff Zukin (Sunday Review, June 21): Journalists should not try to pick winners and losers. That’s the job of voters. Surveys can be useful for gauging what voters care about.... Continue reading
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Three justices dissented in King v. Burwell, 576 U.S. ____ (2015), namely, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, and Samuel Alito. Scalia wrote for himself and the other two. His dissent is the same length (21 published pages) as the majority opinion... Continue reading
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It's been one year to the day since I did my last bike rally, in Waxahachie, Texas. (The word "last," here, means both "most recent" and "final.") Some of you may recall my avowed goal of doing 1,000 bike rallies.... Continue reading
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Chris Squire died yesterday in Phoenix, at the age of 67. He was a longtime member of the band Yes. Katherine and I will see Yes in concert two months from now. Continue reading
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Posted 3 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
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Seven-Inning Felix got tired after six innings, having thrown 96 pitches. (That's an average of 5.3 pitches per out, which translates to 144 pitches for nine innings.) He had a 1-0 lead when he left the game. Seattle's relief pitchers... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
An educated guess about America's near future. Take it, if you wish, with a grain of salt. Sometime before the 2016 election, the stock market will crash and we'll go into Great Depression Two. Republicans will get most voters to... Continue reading
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New York Dolls (1973). The one and only. I saw the Dolls in concert (with Kiss) in about 1973, when I was 16. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
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Those of us who are lawyers (and, in my case, a philosopher of law to boot) are having a field day with two recent Supreme Court rulings. The first, King v. Burwell, 576 U.S. ____ (2015), involves construction (the lawyer’s... Continue reading
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott has released a statement about the Supreme Court's ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges. Continue reading
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A decision by the Supreme Court holding that the Constitution entitles people to marry others of the same sex would be far more radical than any of the decisions cited by Eskridge. Its moorings in text, precedent, public policy, and... Continue reading
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Posted 4 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
To the Editor: The Supreme Court has judicially enacted a result that was being achieved by the democratic process in state after state. Recognition of same-sex marriage is right and just, and is consistent with a remarkable change in public... Continue reading
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Steel Umbrellas (1994). Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
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In treating arguments against the liberal position or in favor of the legal enforcement of morality, Feinberg refrains from distorting his opponents' claims or presenting their arguments in an unfairly unfavorable light. He rarely criticizes a view before taking pains... Continue reading
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