political limerick for the times we live in by Skip Tenczar
In response to a white mammoth so woolly,
Judge Jackson explained her record more fully,
But Lindsay Graham interrupted
And the hearing he corrupted
With the rudeness of a chauvinist bully.
rethink the week:
Lincoln Mitchell teaches in the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.He covers the politics of NYC and San Francisco as well as International politics. He is the author of seven books and is a frequent contributor to CNN Opinion, the San Francisco Examiner and Brussels Morning.
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We start our discussion with the revelations about Ginni and Clarence Thomas, and how their actions affect perceptions of the Supreme Court. There is currently no Code of Conduct for the Supreme Court, as there is for other courts. What will Chief Justice Roberts do with this problem? It is obvious that the Supreme Court is a partisan branch of government, with now two branches actively conspiring against the Executive.
In other news, Trump’s influence appears to be waning somewhat. The unendorsement of Mo Brooks is a sign. Other signs point to others who have been endorsed by Trump failing. However there are no guard rails to save the federal government, given the Republicans’ actions.
We discuss the opportunity presented by the current status of the Russian war against Ukraine, and the European response. For independence from Russia, Europeans have an opportunity to change to more green energy sources.
We also discuss the state of party building, at which the Democrats have been weak. They need to build at lower levels, not just the presidency. The Republicans want to win at any cost, and that includes destroying local governments.