Author: The BPI Squirrel

A Serious Discussion about ‘Serious Discussion’

We need a serious discussion about what a Serious Discussion is. (More) Kevin Williamson, who infamously opined that women who have abortions should be hanged, is very upset that we can’t have a Serious Discussion about abortion: “Abortion isn’t littering or securities fraud or driving 57 in a 55-mph zone,” he said. “If it isn’t homicide, then it’s no more morally significant than getting a tooth pulled. If it isn’t homicide, then there’s no real argument for prohibiting it.” However, if “it is homicide, then we need to discuss more seriously what should be done to put an end...

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The Cohen Warrant Is a Very Big Thing

It’s very hard to get a search warrant for a lawyer’s office. (More) “No warrant shall issue, but upon probable cause….” Most search warrants are governed by the Fourth Amendment: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. For a search warrant, probable cause means “credible evidence” sufficient to establish “a fair probability...

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Campus Question – April 1, 2018

Tonight’s question, greetings, and banter here. (More) Today on The News Of The This, the Easter Squirrel rolled gaily-colored macadamias across all five networks’ sets. Or was that only on my Blewberry? +++++ Today on Campus Ask Ms. Crissie – “I Resign! Sad?” +++++ Credit: Adobe Stock Images. Standard...

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Are We in a Monopolized Economy?

Yesterday’s news that CEOs are hoarding the GOP tax scam windfall is another clue in an economic puzzle. (More) “We are 80 percent sure” The God-King and Republicans in Congress insisted that their massive tax cuts would spur businesses to expand production, create jobs, and lift wages. But most economists doubted those promises and, yesterday, the New York Times reported that most corporations are using their tax cut windfall for stock buybacks and other nest-feathering for CEOs and wealthy shareholders: Those so-called buybacks are good for shareholders, including the senior executives who tend to be big owners of their...

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Democrat Wins in FL State House Race

Democrat Margaret Good won a Florida state house race … in a very red district. (More) “I just think people deserve better and want to have better” It was another good day for Democrats: Strike three. For the third Florida bellwether election in a row, the Republican candidate lost to the Democrat, giving activists and elites in both parties a sense that the GOP’s political grip is slipping in the nation’s largest swing state heading into President Donald Trump’s first midterm election. Aside from her big 7.4 percentage-point win, what made Margaret Good’s victory Tuesday night over Republican James...

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