Friday, June 30, 2023

Read before you opine

My favorite column about the Supreme Court's halting the Biden college loan scheme comes from Vox.
It's a lengthy rant about how Congress really intended a program that could waive past college loans.
It follows the path of the legislation and the update done in 2007.
Was the column's thesis correct?
Let's ask the Speaker of the House in 2007 - Nancy Pelosi. Chief Justice John Roberts remembered what she said about the program.
"As then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi explained: ‘People think that the President of the United States has the power for debt forgiveness. He does not,’" Roberts quoted Pelosi’s July 28, 2021, press conference. "‘He can postpone. He can delay. But he does not have that power. That has to be an act of Congress.’"
If only the columnist had checked the opinion before sending the column to be published.

Thursday, June 29, 2023

Waiting for the cheating to start

Today's Supreme Court decision on affirmative action brought both sides together - neither trusts the other.
Those who support the decision expect colleges and universities to find ways to cheat.
Opponents accuse the other side of bad faith - they don't really care about Asian students.
One thing for sure - lawyers will be making money.

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Wisdom of Gerald Ford

The past week has proven the wisdom of President Gerald Ford giving former President Nixon a pardon in September 1974.
The country didn't need to relive Watergate for more months. It was time to move on.
President Trump could have faded away as new blood entered the Republican nomination process for 2024. Instead, the Biden administration and its lust to punish Trump poured gas on the fire.
Republicans who want to talk new issues and the country's problems have to defend Trump from his out-of-control opponents.
Democrats are doing a great job destroying the country - thinking they are protecting it from Trump.

Sunday, June 11, 2023

Can Philly match DeSantis?

A bridge on I-95 in Philadelphia collapsed Sunday morning due to a fire.
How long will it take to fix?
Ron DeSantis knows how to fix important bridges fast.
Will Philly be able to match his speed?

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Trump: in the Republican-verse

Friday's big movie opening is the latest Spider-verse entry.
There's several different Spider creatures from several alternate universes.
Meanwhile, Republicans are dealing with our current Trump universe.
No matter how many alternate universes there are, we're not in the universe where Donald Trump is universally loved and popular.
He's more like Kingpin.