Senators on both sides said at the SCOTUS nomination hearing that demonstrations come with democracy. But Trump & co. portray Kavanaugh protesters as an existential threat.
(October 6, 2018) Brett Kavanaugh is on the Supreme Court. The majority can do what they want, and for this GOP the end justifies all means. An independent judiciary, due process, democracy itself? They weren't convenient, so they threw out the rule book. It's gone. That's how fascism begins.
When the judge is the accused, suddenly an FBI investigation is useless for finding facts related to accusations of sexual assault
(September 25, 2018) Chevron Deference, the scope of presidential power, and the Supreme Court. The Constitution requires three branches of government. This separation of powers would prevent tyranny. In reality, however, they also have to work together. And there's the rub. No matter who becomes the next Supreme Court Justice, these issues play a central role.
(September 24, 2018) During the confirmation hearing, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh came across as a sincere, conscientious man who would honestly departmentalize his personal opinions (for the most part) and be an independent, impartial Supreme Court justice who understand the importance of the separation of powers between the three branches of government.
Is Bernie Sanders a Democratic Socialist or a Social Democrat? What is social democracy? How democratic socialists, a CEO gifting a car and universal healthcare are connected.
Mass black incarceration is in large part due to racial profiling--starting with President Johnson's War on Crime, then the RDL and stop and frisk policies in NYC.
Segregation policies, racial covenants and racially biased redlining led to the current racially divided housing situation, the racial housing disparity and the racial asset disparity.
American fascism is likely to come via gradual government centralization. ICE wants to join the intelligence community, so it can get more info to use against immigrants.
The 13th Amendment Loophole Kept Slavery Alive. The 1800s interstate slave trade between the slave-breeding states and the Deep South was lucrative. Isaac Franklin became one of the South's richest landowners. One plantation in Louisiana was Angola.