Author: Burt Likko

Pseudonymous Portlander. Homebrewer. Atheist. Recovering litigator. Recovering Republican. Recovering Catholic. Recovering divorcé. Recovering Former Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. House Likko's Words: Scite Verum. Colite Iusticia. Vivere Con Gaudium.
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Why I Actually Do Care About Trump’s Tax Returns

“I could never lend myself to any transaction, however respectable, that would commercialize on the prestige and dignity of the office of the presidency,” – Former President Harry Truman

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Legitimacy and the So-Called House Popular Vote

Much ink has been spilt since Donald Trump’s election regarding the legitimacy of the U.S. government system, the fortitude of the rule of law, and the viability of American democracy. What do the 2018 election results tell us about those big, scary issues?

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America, the Awesome

Burt Likko has one of those sorts of problems that really aren’t such bad problems to have.

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Political Discrimination Might Actually Be A Thing

James Damore, the “echo chamber memo” guy, just filed a high profile lawsuit against his former employer, Google. He might have the chance to blaze a new trail in California employment law along the way.

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The White House Mess

Michael Wolff’s The Fire and the Fury is the talk of the town and certainly the book of the moment.

It Has Begun

A few quick observations on the indictment of Paul Manafort

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Space War

Space Corps is coming. And when it does, it may never leave the ground.