Category: Justice

Jan 21

My Shout into the Universe

In Brief—The author’s random views on what he thinks and holds dear. [Written in February-March 2017.] ———————————————————————————————————————————- Everything Has An Expiration Date— Zap! I suddenly awoke in the wee small hours with my brain in overdrive. Sparks sprang from the fuse ignited by a good friend in California. When I opined that I was considering …

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Dec 31

Anger, Bullheadedness and Road Rage

In Brief—Incidents experienced by the author, people of color and Palestinians reveal problems that haunt the human race and are overdue for correction. [Written in 2014; Revised in September 2017.] Injustice and Destruction Grow — In a world where both uplifting and destructive actions occur every moment of every day, violence and injustice undermine mankind’s …

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Dec 17

‘Tis the Season to Donate

In Brief—Bay points out the necessity for ignoring the commerciality that smothers the real meaning of the season and spending your money on the worthy causes that can really make a difference. “Ho, Ho, Ho!” Donations That Have Real Impact— We all need another tie or toy like we need water in our shoes. How …

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Oct 01

The Shame of Republicanism

In Brief — A frank look at why Republicans should be ashamed of their membership in a regressive political party. [Written in May 2017.] ———————————————————————————————————————————————- Backward-looking and Mean-Spirited  — Imagine aligning yourself with ignorant scoundrels. A once-respected political party — Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt must be spinning in their graves — has abandoned governing in …

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Aug 20

Revenge vs. Learning: Which is Stronger?

In Brief — An examination of whether the death penalty is atavistic or useful to society. [Written in May 2017.] Vengeance in the 21st Century — Premeditated murder. It’s often referred to as first degree murder, but generally (excluding military actions) it is deliberately killing another human being. States frequently have their own variations on …

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Aug 13

SCOTUS: Religion, Women and Death Penalty

In Brief — The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) — now back to nine justices with the elevation of Neil Gorsuch — determines the direction of the country. The author explains how the conservative justices will set the tone for the foreseeable future. [Written in April-May 2017.] ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Partisanship and Conservatism Rule — …

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Aug 06

Gorsuching the Supreme Court

In Brief — The author discusses how Neil Gorsuch might affect the Supreme Court and what conservatism and originalism mean. There’s a little on religion, too. [Written in April 2017.] ——————————————————————————————————————————————- Backward, O, Backward Goes SCOTUS in Time — Betcha don’t know what Conservative means. Since you may not know that, you probably have no …

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Jul 30

Racing Toward Ruination

In Brief — An exploration of the assorted ways Trump and the shameful Republican Party are damaging America and arguably the world. Also, the steps toward firing the special counsel. [Written in July 2017.] A Child-Man and Republicans Pursue Destruction — It is said that the mills of the gods grind slow. While it may …

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Jul 23

Trump, Republicans and Fascism

In Brief — The author explores whether Donald Trump and the Republican Party are fascistic or merely opportunistically partisan. [Written in April 2017.] ——————————————————————————————————————————————- If It Looks Like a Duck… There’s an old saying that if it looks like a duck, has feathers like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it is probably …

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Jul 02

How I Became a Lawyer

  In Brief — The author retraces his path to becoming a lawyer. [Written in March 2017.] Making Lemonade When Life Gives You Lemons— It’s said that if life gives you lemons, make lemonade. While a few lemons have come my way, I’ve made my fair share of lemonade. How I became a lawyer is …

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