Sometimes you just need to stand up to a bully

(Also at What Would Jack Do?) Portland mayor @tedwheeler responds to @POTUS immigration orders, saying "We will not be complicit in the deportation of our neighbors." — Conrad Wilson (@conradjwilson) January 25, 2017 "… the City of Portland will remain a welcoming, safe place for all people regardless of immigration … Continue reading

More Mayors Add Voices For Gun Control

New York City’s Michael Bloomberg may have been the most outspoken mayor on gun control since the Friday shooting in Newtown, Conn., left than two dozen people dead, his company is growing as the official association of the nation’s mayors has joined the chorus for stronger regulation of the nation’s firearms. … Continue reading

Countdown to SCOTUS Apocalypse

And, now that the “Alter Boys” have formed a stable, if vicious, majority in 5-4 decisions for the past several years, I think we can all see how completely unjustified my alarm was. A religious creed is a very powerful epistem0logical engine, as important to the working of the brain as UNIX, Linux or Windows is to the operation of your computer. Continue reading