Beth McGee

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This Week In The Laboratories Of Democracy

(Permanent Musical Accompaniment To This Post)<p><b>Being our semi-regular weekly survey</b> of what's goin' down in the several states where, as we know, the real work of governmentin' gets done, and where there's a marchin' band still playing in that vacant lot.<p>Paul Ryan's assurances aside, it sure has …

Criminal Minds

<b>For some reason</b> that I cannot fathom, fair-minded liberals have become agog at the charges filed down in Texas against Governor Rick Perry. In truth, the charges seem based in arcane provisions of Texas law that strike me as odd -- In Texas? <i>Unpossible!</i> -- but the prosecutor in the case, Michael …

Please Stop Electing Morons, A Continuing Series

<b>The Ebola fever outbreak</b> in west Africa is bad enough. (Andgood on the doctors who saved the lives of Nancy Writebol and Keith Brantly. Now, what say we and the rest of the world get together and try to stop the horror Over There?) One thing that the victims of that catastrophe don't need right now …

Try, Try Again

<b>The administration, hobbled by Hobby Lobby</b>, is making another accommodation as regards the Affordable Care Act and the provision of ladyparts medicine to the ladies who have ladyparts. Whether this most recent accommodation will find the opposition, well, accommodating remains rather a long shot.<p>A …

Out On The Weekend

(Permanent Musical AccompanimentTo The Last Post Of The Week From The Blog's Second-Favourite Canadian)<p><b>It already wasn't a very good week,</b> and now it appears as though the White House is edging toward some serious mission-creep in the Middle East and, in the sudden descriptions of ISIS as an …

Your Morning Dooley

"I know ye're on ye'er way to wurruk because I heerd ye'erdinner pail jingle as ye stepped softly in. I know ye get twodollars a day because ye tol' me ye get three an' I deductedthirty-three an' wan third per cint f'r poetic license. 'Tis verysimple. Ar-re those shoes ye have on ye'er feet? Be …

Vouching For The Constitution

<b>The legislature in the newly insane</b> state of North Carolina had the brilliant idea of shoveling public money into private schools. Perhaps in an attempt to keep James Madison from spinning at 300 rpm, a state superior court judge named Thomas Hobgood went upside the legislature's melon in a big way.<p>…

Here's Some Stupid For Lunch

<b>To borrow a phrase</b> from Olympia Dukakis in <i>Steel Magnolias</i>,I love this story more than my luggage.<p>"We may as well look for justice on a stick because we can't find it here!" MacDonald told a handful of supporters as she left the booth following a 10-minute confrontation with a security guard that …

The Body in the Street

..they have built the electric chair and hired the executioner to throw the switch all right we are two nations America our nation has been beaten by strangers who have bought the laws and fenced off the meadows and cut down the woods for pulp and turned our pleasant cities into slums and sweated …