Tag Archives: Constitution

GOP Oath Breakers Inhabit Twilight World

Only Romney honored his Senate oath in Trump’s trial, inviting comparisons with Thomas More & John Proctor. The other senator? Tolkien’s Dead Men of Dunharrow.

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The Temptation of the Attorney General

A legal scholar applies C. S. Lewis’s “Screwtape Letters” to AG Barr, accusing him of being a lawless legalist who embodies force without spirit.

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Incoming Judge Cites Maya Angelou

Sugman Suggs, the latest member of Slovenia’s constitutional court, cited Maya Angelou in her acceptance speech. The passage was very appropriate.

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Can a Dream Hold Us Together?

In “Midnight’s Children,” Rushdie shows the forces destroying India’s dream of national unity. Americans will find it familiar.

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Satan and Trump, Gifted Demagogues

Satan in “Paradise Lost” is a gifted leader who manipulates people for his own selfish ends–like a certain American president.

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