Europe/Americas update: June 26 2017

EUROPE CYPRUS Cypriot leaders and UN representatives are meeting in Switzerland on Wednesday for “open-ended” talks to try to settle the island’s reunification issues once and for all. As nobody has yet proposed a way to break the main deadlock that currently separates the two sides–Greek Cypriots want Turkey to remove its troops from the… Continue reading Europe/Americas update: June 26 2017

What the Supreme Court beef says about the GOP

I’ve resisted the urge to write anything about the dearly departed Antonin Scalia, in no small part because I’ve learned that it really isn’t nice to speak ill of the dead, but I don’t really know what nice thing I’d say about a guy who once argued that demonstrating innocence was not enough to save… Continue reading What the Supreme Court beef says about the GOP

Nullification: a bad idea that refuses to die

Lots of very upset right-wingers are insisting that just because the Supreme Court says state governments have to treat gays like they were people or something, that doesn’t mean they really have to do it. Who made the Supreme Court the boss of everybody, anyway? Well, all I can say is: good luck with that,… Continue reading Nullification: a bad idea that refuses to die

Which “American people” are we talking about?

Well, it’s been quite a couple of days for the Supreme Court. Not content merely to force America to grind out its (probably few) remaining days in the Communist hell that is a country where even the poors are able to afford health insurance, the court’s tyrannical majority today doomed our national soul to damnation… Continue reading Which “American people” are we talking about?

Jerusalem is still just “Jerusalem” as far as your passport is concerned

The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in the case of Zivotofsky v. Kerry (remember?) that Congress is not within its prerogative to order the executive branch to recognize Jerusalem as “Jerusalem, Israel” on the passports of US citizens who are born there. Official US policy is and has been since 1948 that Jerusalem is an “international”… Continue reading Jerusalem is still just “Jerusalem” as far as your passport is concerned

A sensible compromise

Here at ATTWIW, we’re all about bringing people together, healing the divides that, um, divide us, and finding common ground so that we can move forward as one nation. In that spirit, I propose the following sensible compromise: you can put the Confederate flag on your license plate if you want, and in return you… Continue reading A sensible compromise

Happy Gold Medal and/or Marbury v. Madison Day!

Sunday was the 35th anniversary of the “Miracle on Ice,” the amazing 1980 Winter Olympics upset of the dominant Soviet national team by the amateur US team (a team that had lost to those same Soviets 10-3 in an exhibition a couple of weeks earlier). What gets lost in the remembrance of that game is… Continue reading Happy Gold Medal and/or Marbury v. Madison Day!