Twitter boss Jack Dorsey told his staff in a video leaked to Project Veritas that banning Trump was just the first step in his purge of Wrong Think. "This is much bigger than one account." … [Read more...] about Miranda Devine: Why Democrats demonize good Republicans, too
Names of demons and their powers
The Exeter Chiefs for Change, a group campaigning for the club to change its name and remove references to Native American culture, released a statement labeling the decision as "incredibly disappointing," and that the club had "thrown away an opportunity to show itself as an inclusive club." … [Read more...] about Global sport’s problem with the appropriation of Indigenous culture
Now that repudiation I predicted is at hand. Trump has lost the popular vote twice, and been impeached as many times. His approval ratings have sunk to around 30 percent, half the level of where Obama’s stood when he left office. His Republican partners are already whispering they were privately against him all along. His anathematization by social media, corporate America, and other mainstream institutions is a preview of the place he will occupy in the popular imagination. He will join the likes of Andrew Johnson, Joe McCarthy, and George Wallace as an enemy of the civic creed. A century from now, Obama’s name — not Trump’s — will adorn schools, roads, and plazas. … [Read more...] about Trump Wanted to Erase Obama’s Legacy. He Failed.
Rick Gilbrech, director of the Stennis Space Center, said his site would need at least four to five days to prepare the fuel for another test if the rocket is ready. He and his team aren't discouraged by Saturday's test and are proud of what they've accomplished this year, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, he said. … [Read more...] about Test fire of NASA’s SLS moon rocket ends prematurely
Which brings us to the final insult: the idea that a President can pardon himself. This is absurd on its face "under the fundamental rule that no one may be a judge in his own case, the president cannot pardon himself." That was the principle cited by a 1974 Office of Legal Counsel opinion during President Richard Nixon's politically fatal travails with Watergate. Advocates of the unitary executive might come up with other arguments, but the undeniable logic of the principle still stands. The alternative would put the President above the law and give him the power to legally excuse any tyrannical action he took in office. This was clearly not what the Founders intended. … [Read more...] about Trump’s sordid pardons cement his corrupt legacy