Follow-Up: Stiehm’s Anti-Catholic Bigotry; US News’ Silence – UPDATED

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Let's pick up where we left off with our fisking of Jamie Stiehm's ignorant and bigoted attack on Justice Sotomayor and Catholics in general. Stiehm's column is being discussed in various corners of the blogosphere, including legal ones, and all points of view are worth reading.I wondered, particularly after discovering that Stiehm suffers from what she calls a mild case of bi-polar disorder, whether I should shrug off her recent column as a one-off; every writer, after all, knows what it … [Read more...]

Fisking Stiehm’s Bigotry at US News

Ewww, Catholic girls.

I stopped being a Democrat when it became clear that I was expected to vacate any of my own thoughts and opinions in order to fall in line with the party, or be called moronic or hateful or bigoted or even evil. There was no way the party could be wrong on anything, therefore dissent indicated a problem originating with me. "I" had the problem; not the party.Don't snigger, conservatives, you have your narrow-minded purists, too. Perhaps you've never marched in lockstep with quite the same … [Read more...]

Obamacare 6-2: Who will be Justice Defector?

Had to run some errands over lunch and flipped on the radio to see what Rush was talking about. Basically, he was rehashing this piece from the WaPo -- the theory that if the Supremes come down 5-4 in favor of Obamacare, then Chief Justice Roberts -- meaning to ease social tensions with a 6-2 -- will go with it, so he can himself write the majority opinion:Walter Dellinger, a former acting solicitor general and one of the health-care law’s most ardent constitutional cheerleaders, has long p … [Read more...]


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