Leonard Nimoy will appear in the upcoming Star Trek movie — the one rumored to star Matt Damon and Adrien Brody. It will purportedly tell the story of how Kirk and Spock and Bones came to be a team on the Starship Enterprise. The young Spock will be played by Zachary Quinto (who is the superhero-murderer on NBC’s Heroes). My guess: It begins with Spock and Kirk floating around the Neutral Zone on deck chairs hopped up on Romulan Ale, playing three-dimensional chess, ogling green-skinned chicks and reminiscing about the old Starfleet days.
If a Supreme Court vacancy opens up between now and the end of the year, Republicans should fill it. Given the vital importance of the Court to rank-and-file Republican voters and grassroots activists, particularly in the five-decade-long quest to overturn Roe v. Wade, it would be political suicide for ... Read More
I worked in the criminal-justice system for a quarter century. It is run, day-to-day, by the crème de la crème of graduates from America’s top law schools. Those institutions wear their progressive bona fides on their sleeves and proclaim it for all the world to hear. In their offhand rhetoric — ... Read More
While we did not agree with many of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s views about the Constitution or the judicial function, we never doubted her industry, dedication, gumption, civility, or patriotism. We send our condolences to all who mourn her passing. Justice Ginsburg almost certainly had more fans than any ... Read More
The tantrum you’re noticing right now is a result of the sudden dramatic change in the dynamics of the 2020 election. The Supreme Court vacancy in the wake of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death helps Donald Trump’s reelection campaign. It may not put him over the finish line, but it’s going to help a lot, just ... Read More
On the menu today: how little the Constitution says about replacing a Supreme Court justice, and why cries of a “stolen” Supreme Court seat are nonsense; President Trump has a shockingly human reaction to the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg; and the unsavory subtext to the pop-culture celebration that ... Read More
Who you gonna believe, me or your own eyes? Chico Marx in Duck Soup (1933) The long-rising blue tide that has colored American politics and values may have crested, but it could still have enough momentum to make it through the election year. Even if Trump is somehow reelected, the wielders of power and ... Read More