Archive for the 'Watchdogging Constitutional Abuse' Category

28
February
2013

Change the Dialogue, Change the Debate

One thing that moderates and liberals are lousy at doing is advocating for what they really want. They give their causes benign little names, their bills get titled things that barely represent what they really are, but they allow the opposition to belittle them. They need to get tough for a change. There’s a reason […]

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2
September
2008

Security Theater Melts Down

I was at the Labor Day rally at the Marcus Amphitheater where Sen. Barack Obama spoke. Certainly I expected a high degree of security. But they pulled something new out of their bag of tricks that really left me scratching my head. The guards had made us dump all liquids, just like at the airport […]

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28
February
2008

Since When Has Spying on Americans been Democratic?

You’ve probably seen the commercial recently, calling for people to call their members of the House of Representatives to vote in favor of reauthorizing the Surveillance Bill which supposedly protects us against Al Qaida plotting against us. It claims that we are unprotected against terrorists without this bill in place. What some of you might […]

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18
June
2007

Yes, Reimburse Georgia Thompson’s Expenses for Wrongful Incarceration

Times have changed and sometimes cases are overturned. The case of Georgia Thompson was even weaker than most circumstantial cases and the court of appeals released her alluding that US Attorney Steven Biskupic‘s case was flimsy and a stretch at best. Well Thompson is out, having had her conviction overturned and Biskupic got a reprieve […]

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14
January
2007

Justice candidate Ziegler’s ties to GOP money too strong to be impartial

Let's face it — facts are facts and the fact is that Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice candidate Annette Ziegler has strong ties to the GOP. Judicial candidates are supposed to be impartial and non-partisan but in reality it's not possible to be completely impartial.  You're a product of your surroundings and your collective experiences.  Unfortunately […]

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4
December
2006

Conceal Carry an Unconstitutional Wild West Fantasy for Gun Nuts

"A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." That's what the second amendment to the Constitution says.  It doesn't say that anyone who wants to pack heat, anywhere and at any time can wear a holster […]

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