Sunday, October 18, 2015

More debates, more democracy?

 "So why not schedule more debates?  Why not schedule a whole bunch of additional debates?"

John Nichols, "After One Good Debate, Democrats Need to Schedule a Lot More of Them," The Nation,  October 16, 2015.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Our well regulated militia. Isn't.

"Conservatives often embrace “originalism,” the idea that the meaning of the Constitution was fixed when it was ratified, in 1787. They mock the so-called liberal idea of a “living” constitution, whose meaning changes with the values of the country at large. But there is no better example of the living Constitution than the conservative re-casting of the Second Amendment in the last few decades of the twentieth century."

Jeffrey Toobin, "So You Think You Know the Second Amendment," The New Yorker, December 17, 2012.