The Supreme Court, The GOP, and the Strom Thurmond Rule

Submitted by Robin Messing on Sun, 02/14/2016 - 6:31pm

Republicans are invoking the  Strom Thurmond rule  as an excuse to deny President Obama his right to appoint a Supreme Court Justice. They aren't even going through the pretense of waiting until Obama nominates a new Justice before saying they intend to shoot him down.  

Will Michael Bloomberg Be The Next Ralph Nader--Or Will He Raise Billions For Charity By Challenging Trump?

Submitted by Robin Messing on Mon, 02/08/2016 - 5:45pm

Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is getting serious about running for president as a third party candidate.  In January, three of his associates said that he might run to stop Donald Trump or Ted Cruz from becoming president. That is a noble ambition, but it would be a disaster if Bloomberg went through with it. 

New York State Assembly-Reject the unconstitutional anti-BDS bill (A9036)

Submitted by Robin Messing on Sun, 02/07/2016 - 9:11pm

I wrote an article two years ago about an attempt by some of Israel's supporters to pass a blatantly unconstitutional New York State bill  that would punish supporters of BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions.)  The bill failed back then, but its supporters are at it again.  

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