Monthly Archives: June 2018

What If: We Had a Rational Approach to Appointing Supreme Court Justices?

What If: We Had a Rational Approach to Appointing Supreme Court Justices? Many people fear that the Supreme Court has become too political. In fact, Law Professors say it is all political. When you disagree with the court, they are … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Families Belong Together Rally in Laguna Beach

Families Belong Together Rally In Laguna Beach On June 30, 2018, we held a rally on Main Beach in Laguna Beach, CA, for the Families Belong Together movement. I took 160 photos of the signs and the crowd. As usual, … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Is it wise for anyone to want a 45 year Supreme Court appointment?

Is it wise for anyone to want a 45 year Supreme Court appointment? Supreme Court watchers keep elaborate statistics on the Court, but you can question how much it matters. Today, it matters to me. Newly retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy … Continue reading

Leave a comment

California, Orange County, 45th and 48th Party and Non-Party Registration and Voting

California, Orange County, 45th and 48th Party and Non-Party Registration and Voting Turnout The registration data are from May 21, 2018. The state total registration was 19,023,417. Democrats are 8,438,268 or 44.36%. Republicans are 4,769,299 or 25.07%. No Party Preference … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Trump’s Interview with the Supreme Court Nominee

Trump’s Interview with the Supreme Court Nominee Update:  July 5, Trump is down to two or three finalists.  Trump says that he will choose the person that he’s is most comfortable with in conversing in a living room.  Honestly, I … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Party Balances in Orange County Primary Races

Party Balances in Orange County Primary Races We add up the votes for Republican and Democratic candidates in key state and Congressional races in Orange County, CA. Because there are so many, we just add up the percentages, and have … Continue reading

Leave a comment

The US Is Now the Rogue Dictatorship of the World

The US Is Now the Rogue Dictatorship of the World It is now quite obvious that our history of conventional Presidents has led us to give them too much individual power in important realms. Even with restrictions or Constitutional limitations, … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Children Have International Rights, Just Not In the US

Children Have International Rights, Just Not In the US The UN has a Convention of the Rights of the Child, which was ratified at the UN in New York City in 1989. It was signed by all 196 eligible members … Continue reading

Leave a comment

June 23, The Count is Over in CA 48th. Rouda Ahead by 126 for Democrats

June 23, The Count is Over in CA 48th. Rouda Ahead by 126 for Democrats. Update:  According to the LA Times, Keirstead conceded and congratulated Rouda, and pledged to “work in unison…to make sure Democrats and science prevail in November.” … Continue reading

Leave a comment

California Leads the Nation in Poverty

California Leads the Nation in Poverty Again, I am not a poverty expert, nor a social worker, or a social ecology professor. I just looked up some US Census data. This article arises from Donald Trump pulling the United States … Continue reading

Leave a comment