23 OCTOBER 2021

Last week I posted about the controversy surrounding CRT, arguing that the politicized hysteria of legislators and school board members over the theory, and the resulting mandates from their conservative, white majorities, are making the very case for Critical Race theorists. They are perpetuating the view that…

17 OCTOBER 2021

This essay presumes the study of history in public schools is important for students’ conceptual development. History creates a sense of identity and personal context. It advances an understanding of government, society, and law. History helps establish an appreciation for important events and the talents, contributions, and…

10 OCTOBER 2021

I refuse to become numb to the crimes Trump and his enablers have committed — and continue to commit — against the United States. My clients are held to account for their alleged crimes against the United States. While some are charged with very serious crimes, theirs’…

03 OCTOBER 2021

PROTESTING THE HIGH COURT’S LEGITIMACY: IT’S REIGNING SNOWFLAKES IN THE COURT*

Supreme Court Justices are out and about attempting to rehabilitate and reinforce the high court’s legitimacy by tamping down the growing perception that the judiciary, specifically the Court on which they sit, is just another partisan…

27 SEPTEMBER 2021

After Robert Kagan’s opinion was published in the Washington Post and the results of the Cyber Ninja audit in Arizona were formally announced, Rachel Maddow invited Steve Schmidt to offer his views during her September 24, 2021 show on whether he believes the country is in or…

26 SEPTEMBER 2021

“One wonders whether modern American politicians, in either party, have it in them to make such bold moves, whether they have the insight to see where events are going and the courage to do whatever is necessary to save the democratic system. …

12 SEPTEMBER 2021

As inevitable waves of criticism pounded from every quarter, for both the withdrawal and how it was carried out, President Biden ended one of America’s forever wars. The President’s levies seem to be holding. The US carried out an historic airlift of over 122,000 Americans, vulnerable Afghans…

05 SEPTEMBER 2021

“‘Texas will always defend the right to life,’ Governor Abbott tweeted, on the day that S.B. …

29 AUGUST 2021

Neither the post-election buffoonery of Trump’s lawyers nor the state attorneys generals’ contempt for their oaths in filing and joining the frivolous Texas lawsuit could have done much to improve the public’s already low opinion and general distrust of lawyers. Some might think that if you represent…

22 AUGUST 2021

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE AND CLOROX INJECTIONS REVISITED

Conservative media platforms are recommending use of ivermectin as an alternative to vaccines, masks, social distancing, and hand washing.

My expertise in infectious diseases, human pharmacology, and veterinary medicine goes back . . . minutes, placing me on equal footing with those…

R.VanWagoner https://medium.com/@richardvanwagoner

Attorney engaged in criminal defense and First Amendment law. Board Member, local ACLU affiliate. Progressive.

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