Not being tied to political and election cycles has helped keep the U.S. Register of Copyrights an apolitical institution. Will H.R. 1695 change that?
Your Ordinary World links for 15 Oct 18, focusing on Prognostications, Previews, and Perspectives on Midterm Elections 2018, plus two from the Ordinary Times Archives on the 2010 and 2014 midterms.
Remember: You Can’t Make Fun of Someone Else’s Prediction Unless You Post Your Own
Never Trump Republicans may go the way of Moderate Republicans with no desire to do anything more than complain.
It became readily apparent that the [Kavanaugh] fight was not about his judicial philosophy or whether the allegations of sexual misconduct were true. It rapidly became a war between our two political tribes in which the only thing that mattered was victory and in which each side was living in its own reality.
There’s More Than Just Control Of Congress To Keep An Eye On
We don’t want to be here. Nobody wants to be here.
Donald Trump figured out the cheat code to get the New York Times to believe anything.
What stops demigod-tier player characters from dominating your entire fictional world? How limiting are information and principal-agent problems in your universe?
A Supreme Court seat hangs in the balance.
Why State-Level Presidential Job Approval Matters In Midterm Elections
No easy solutions.
Treatises are written on why victims don’t always come forward. And that was before they had to worry that their personal information would be spread across social media by awful people in the name of political battle. The police didn’t care when I was actually raped in 2000; what are the chances they would have cared about an attempted rape in the 1980s?
Laws against price gouging don’t help the public during major disasters. In fact, they make the situation worse.
If the left see Avenatti busy about the work of the resistance while elected officials only talk about it, with little to show for it, the opening for an outsider might be an Avenatti-sized hole in 2020.
Word came today that an agreement has apparently been reached between the Senate presiding over the impeachment trial and two of the justices, Margaret Workman and Beth Walker. The two judges have purportedly agreed to be censured, but will keep their seats on West Virginia’s high court.
The Anonymous Writer to the New York Times is not a Patriot, but he’s not a Coward either.
Without my feminist foremothers, I could not vote, own property, practice law, effectively decide the size of my family, etc. American women owe a lot to feminism, whether they admit it or not. Nevertheless, I admit to finding myself bristling- and rolling my eyes- at much of what passes for feminism today.
The more I turn over [Bush’s] record and compare it to where Trump is going, the more it becomes obvious that this isn’t just about a personal animus for Trump. At every turn — the environment, the budget, trade policy, immigration — Trump is shaping up to be worse.
This movie will end like the Gorsuch show did, the outcome having been scripted with the 2016 election results. The Democrats do not have the votes, and barring something very unforeseen there will be a vote on Judge Kavanaugh sometime in the next 30 days or so.
As our own Em Carpenter ably wrote Wednesday, West Virginia’s (badly hobbled) Supreme Court refused to allow Don Blankenship to appear as a candidate on the state’s ballots for its Senate election this year. This post is about that decision.
Coal baron and federal convict Don Blankenship’s bid to be on the November ballot for a US Senate seat has ended, by ruling of a disheveled and short-handed state supreme court.
Australia changed prime ministers for the sixth time since Howard left in 2007. How does this keep happening?
In his speech announcing his choices, the governor attempted no pretense about his intentions…In doing so, he has no doubt cemented the opinions of those who find the impeachment debacle to be an orchestrated coup by a Republican legislature to overthrow and take command of an entire branch of state government.
John McCain will be remembered for many things, but I will remember what he did in Minnesota a decade ago.
The news that Sen. John McCain will no longer seek medical treatment for his illness brings about a chance to use the sometimes controversial Senator as a test of character. Not his, ours.
I believe the Cohen revelations raise the likelihood of impeachment precipitately. Given the new conditions what is the most likely outcome of this reality show. Will Trump get voted off the island? I see three recipes – all of them fraught.
But now we have groups, not new just louder and more visible, that we should not be labelling with the traditional terms at all. If we do, I propose repurposing a very old term for this rising class of political beings: the acolytes.
There have been some developments in the saga of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, the four remaining members of which were the subject of impeachment proceedings in the West Virginia Legislature this week.
The Trump camp alleges that Manigault Newman’s new tell-all book and her statements to the media regarding her time in the White House is in breach of the confidentiality agreement, for which she “owes millions”.
The Rightville Fundys took the field in their Grey uniforms marching in step and chanting “Fundys block, Fundys tackle” while the marching band played a stirring fight song.
Omarosa is doing the media rounds with a tell-all book to sell, tapes of President Trump, John Kelly, and claims of more to come. While her own credibility issues mean this will probably be a temporary annoyance, this is a headache completely of the President’s own making.
If you are a Dem, liberal, progressive, or a conservative who thinks Trump is awful, Rick Wilson’s “Everything Trump Touches Dies” will reinforce and harden your views. It’s shock jock entertainment in written form. But other than a fan-fiction vignette with Ivanka and a weird homo-erotic fantasy involving Trump and Sean Hannity, there is nothing new here.
The implosion of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals continues today as the state House of Delegates meets to debate the 14 Articles of Impeachment presented by the Republican majority.
The debate is over whether Dems should be more socialist, left leaning, and liberal and whether those things are interchangeable anymore.