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  • Constitutional Scholar Single Handedly Redefines 1st Amendment Law

    10/29/2010 3:45:24 PM PDT · by jim byrd · 7 replies · 1+ views ^ | 10/29/2010 | Jim Byrd
    Rat-a-tat-tat. Rat-a-tat-tat. The bursts of the cerebral Uzi discharging are still ringing through the halls of constitutional intelligentsia. This random, awkward firing is not the literal discharge of machine gun projectiles, but rather the suspicious preteritions scattered about between the start and the end of the amorphous sentences of the ensuing constitutional masterpiece, by means of recreational ellipses. Rat-a tat-tat. What wealth of information was strategically omitted in the void of the ellipsis? It is surely something of unquantifiable value, as this cerebral triggerman is a known quantity among the erudite as Meghan McCain has engineered the litmus test for...
  • Joe Klein: "I am wildly in favor of immigration, legal and illegal."

    10/24/2007 8:20:06 PM PDT · by lonewacko_dot_com · 47 replies · 112+ views
    Time ^ | 10/24/07 | Joe Klein
    It's long been my belief that the GOP hole card in 2008 is going to be a rancid furriner-bashing anti-illegal-immigrant smear campaign. Make no mistake, whatever lipstick they put on this pig, the bottom line is the same old know-nothing nativism that has been a minor American stain since the Protestants began to get worried about the Irish Catholic surge in the 1840s (among some of our earliest settlers, the only acceptable immigrants were slaves). I tend to be an extremist on this issue. I am wildly in favor of immigration, legal and illegal. I realize that national security--i.e. terrorism--requires...