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A Clash of Constitutions

The Senate hearing on the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court shows that we effectively have two different Constitutions today, because the interpretive methodologies of Democratic and…

Wednesday Night Owls. Trump's Labor Secretary Scalia is devoted to weakening worker protections

Night Owls, a themed open thread, appears at Daily Kos seven days a week At The New Yorker, Eyal Press writes—Trump’s Labor Secretary Is a Wrecking Ball Aimed at Workers:…

Capitalism Always Buries Its Undertakers

In 2017, the Museum of Capitalism opened its doors in Oakland, California. According to its website, it is a place “dedicated to educating this generation and future generations about the…

Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Cue the next act in the reality show

Stu Rothenberg/Roll Call: Excuse me, but is that a partisan wave building? Democratic polling, enthusiasm, fundraising make Republicans nervous GOP insiders are now hoping for the best but bracing for…

Giving Flesh to Democratic Abstractions

Carl Schmitt, the German legal and political philosopher and sometime apologist for Nazism, famously argued that there was no such thing as liberal politics, only a liberal “critique of politics.”…

Monday Night Owls: 'College football in a pandemic reveals our capacity for Trumpism'

Night Owls, a themed open thread, appears at Daily Kos seven days a week At The Baffler, Nathan Kalman-Lamb, Derek Silva, and Johanna Mellis write—The Red Zone. YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED that the…

The Duty to Monitor Diversity Training

In the 2019 case of Marchand v. Barnhill, the Delaware Supreme Court held that Delaware law requires a board to “make a good faith effort to put in place a…

Cornyn says he opposed Trump's worst moves all along, but only in secret. Yeah, that's the ticket

As a direct result of being a Trump-backing toady, Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn, a hack during the best of times, is in serious danger of losing his seat to Democratic…

How the West Was Lost

Richard Reinsch: (00:04)Today we’re talking with Stanley Kurtz, about a new book he has authored called The Lost History of Western Civilization. Stanley Kurtz is senior fellow at the Ethics…

Saturday Night Owls: Millionaire Kudlow extols gains from wrecked economy, ignores damage to people

Night Owls, a themed open thread, appears at Daily Kos seven days a week Jake Johnson at Common Dreams writes—Trump’s Millionaire Economic Adviser Celebrates ‘Gales of Creative Destruction’ as Millions…