Yale professor and expert on authoritarianism says 2024 Trump coup is ‘underway’

If U.S. democracy falls this century, it will likely be at the hands of a stubby-fingered sack of extra-piquant donkey farts who likely never bothered to read the Constitution he swore to uphold—and certainly didn’t understand it if he did bother. In other words, we’re at the stage in the Siegfried & Roy show where the tiger starts picturing Roy as a semi-ambulant canned ham.
Donald Trump is a buffoon, but he’s an evil buffoon, and it doesn’t actually take a smart man to demagogue against democracy.

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Will Swaim: Garland’s attempts to silence parents nothing new for Californians

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You may know John Swett as California’s fourth superintendent of public instruction, the man who, at the height of the Civil War, made public schools tuition-free in California.  
What’s less well known is Swett’s weird contempt for families. Swett saw public schools as factories for the creation of people who, having “arrived at the age of maturity belong, not to the parents, but to the State, to society, to the country.

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Will Swaim: Garland’s attempts to silence parents nothing new for Californians

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You may know John Swett as California’s fourth superintendent of public instruction, the man who, at the height of the Civil War, made public schools tuition-free in California.  
What’s less well known is Swett’s weird contempt for families. Swett saw public schools as factories for the creation of people who, having “arrived at the age of maturity belong, not to the parents, but to the State, to society, to the country.

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Clarence Thomas’s Monumental Legacy

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas talks in his chambers at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., in 2016. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
Thirty years after joining the Supreme Court, Justice Thomas continues to champion the preservation of principle and liberty in American law.
Today marks 30 years since Justice Clarence Thomas joined the United States Supreme Court.

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Do We Have Freedom of Speech, Really?

Garland’s memo serves a pernicious progressive crusade to render these rights little more than a parchment promise.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he Soviet constitution of 1936, Joseph Stalin’s constitution, explicitly guaranteed freedom of speech to all citizens of the USSR — in Article 125, which also vouchsafed the closely related freedoms of the press, of assembly, of mass meetings, and of street demonstrations. When Moscow revised the constitution in 1977, pains were again taken (in Article 50) to ensure — at least on paper — that “citizens of the U.S.S.R.

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The Left Leans Into Political Idolatry

Political idolatry, like crabgrass, is nearly impossible to get rid of. We want a winning message, we wish to sell it and get support for it, we tout the sizzle of what we stand for to one and sundry — and we forget about the steak.
The high moments of freedom have involved not the recitation of democratic dogmas but rather clear-eyed, daring, and courageous response to severe challenges that would have not responded to political cliches or the tactics responding only to the challenge of yesterday.

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Granderson: Condi Rice wants to ‘move on’ from Jan. 6. What does that even mean?

“This Institution supports the Constitution of the United States, its Bill of Rights and its method of representative government.”
That’s the statement President Hoover presented to the Board of Trustees of Stanford University on the purpose of the think tank that bears his name.
Condoleezza Rice, the former secretary of state, is now the director of the Hoover Institution.

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58,000 Dead, and Depraved DeSantis Is Just Getting Started

Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis gave us a sneak preview of how Republican leaders will challenge the Biden Administration’s proposed mandate that would require private sector employers with 100 or more employees to either vaccinate their staff or impose weekly COVID tests. The mandate would affect nearly two-thirds of the private sector workforce, and judging from the success of other recent mandates, it would be a major step towards trying to flatten the COVID-19 curve and “reopen” America by 2022.

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Why William Shatner’s space voyage matters

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In a world where we’re told to fear a virus that’s almost 100% survivable for healthy people under the retirement age and warning labels terrify us at every turn, we recently watched a spectacle of bravery and ingenuity of the sort that built this country: 90-year-old William Shatner launching into space aboard Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin.
This was no publicity stunt, as Mr. Shatner‘s instantly recognizable in every corner of the globe.

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Teaching Thomas

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in his chambers at the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., June 6, 2016. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters )
Over the past 30 years, Justice Thomas has taken the American people on a tour of constitutional law. For that, we should all be grateful.
This semester, we co-taught a seminar on originalism at Notre Dame Law School. The course focused on cases in which originalist justices sparred with one another — and with non-originalist colleagues — about important issues of constitutional law.

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