Inspection- Grave

 One of the reasons I love to write: sometimes I find more fact in fiction than invective and rants supposedly express ‘truth.’

  Once upon a nightmare there was a leader of a country who prepared the biggest Inspectiongrave ever for all who opposed him. He, his associates and his supporters kept making the grave bigger and wider. They even threw some of their former supporters and associates into the grave because they dared to criticize some actions, some behavior. Of course reporters who displeased him were shoved in, as well as inconvenient politicians. He sought help from anyone, any group no matter how vile or villainous, who would encourage those already in the grave to turn on each other. He cheered them on as they marched through the streets insulting all who weren’t them. When they perpetrated horrible acts he was slow, at best, meek and weak at condemning their blood drenched behavior, if he did at all.
 Of course those who mostly agreed with the leader who objected to his methods, or thought they should follow what was left of rule of law, were pushed in too. Read more

The Supreme Court Is Quietly Changing the Status of Religion in American Life

onald Trump may be imperilled by the ever-growing number of investigations into various avenues of his conduct, but his agenda continues apace at the Supreme Court. There, the President’s appointees and their allies are making quiet progress on another key goal of his political base: transforming the place of religion in American life. The changes involve both religion clauses of the First Amendment—the one that prohibits the “establishment” of a state religion and the one that guarantees the “free exercise” of Americans’ faiths. The short version of what’s going on is that the establishment clause is out, and the free-exercise clause is in.

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The Slandering of Ilhan Omar

Even though there is an actual member of Congress who has called himself “David Duke without the baggage” and the president peddles racist bigotry of all stripes, The Washington Post somehow found it journalistically appropriate on Monday to compare Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan leader, to Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar. Omar, a Democrat who has criticized the relationship between Israel and the United States, spoke out recently about “ending oppression, or the freeing of every human life and wanting dignity” in light of Israel’s human rights abuses against Palestinians.


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