Other nations handled the Paris Agreement better than America. It’s embarrassing.

Democracy in Action

The hysteria about Trump's repudiation of the Paris Agreement obscures the vital Constitutional issue at stake and the important lesson we can learn from other democracies (journalists hide this from us). Nobody else allows one man to make great commitments for the nation. We should not, either. The Left loudly asserts that the Paris Agreement … Continue reading Other nations handled the Paris Agreement better than America. It’s embarrassing.

The GOP might impeach Trump, changing our politics forever – for the better

America's Constitution

Summary: President Trump might spark a change in our politics both unexpected and (as it will seem afterwards) inevitable, making our 18th century constitutional regime more similar to modern parliamentary systems. If he continues to act wildly and weirdly, the Republicans in Congress might impeach and remove him -- putting the solidly far-Right Mike Pence … Continue reading The GOP might impeach Trump, changing our politics forever – for the better

After Orlando, should we repeal the second amendment?

Summary: Orlando, as usual for a crisis in America, brings forth calls to rip another strip from the Constitution. But the Second Amendment worked well for us for two centuries, until conservatives decided America needed more guns in more hands. Orlando is another example of the results. But there are solutions that do not require … Continue reading After Orlando, should we repeal the second amendment?

Mike Lofgren: Republicans Are Revolutionaries, Not Conservatives

Summary: Here's another article describing how America has begun what might be a pre-revolutionary situation. Both Left and Right have revolutionary aims, but only the Right has captured and harnessed one of the major parties. Great changes often come in unnoticed "on little cat feet", and only roar after they're well-established. “'Republicans this year don’t … Continue reading Mike Lofgren: Republicans Are Revolutionaries, Not Conservatives

The Left will rue the day they cheered an activist Court

Summary:  The reactions to the Court's ruling on Obamacare and same sex marriage divide on predictable partisan grounds, as Americans seek what they want. We care little about Constitutional procedure and less about the work of making the machinery work as the Founders intended. It's the thinking typical of political regimes' last days, when belief … Continue reading The Left will rue the day they cheered an activist Court