Category Archives: law and politics

LEGAL JUNKYARDS

As a writer I’ve had success in a number of genres.  The one gaping exception is on the subject of mental illness, or our society’s neglect of it.  It’s one topic that people don’t want to deal with. A number … Continue reading

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GUN RIGHTS ON THE PENDULUM

About year and a half ago, I made a speech in response to the Orlando nightclub shooting.  In this speech, I made the very narrow legal point that guns should not be sold to terrorists.  Two people then got up … Continue reading

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BUDDIES CHAPTER

For my 200th blog with WordPress, I’m posting a sample chapter of my novella BUDDIES.  This novella will be featured in my upcoming book of legal fiction A LAWYER’S CASEBOOK. XII Jason Crofts was considered a petty criminal.  He’d been … Continue reading

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PLATO AND POLITICS

Plato was the first major thinker to develop a human typology.  Before Friedrich Schiller or Carl Jung, he divided humanity into types.  In his Republic, the great Greek philosopher analyzed the relative suitability of different types for political leadership. These … Continue reading

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DEAN’S LIST

My property professor, Sam Fetters, used to say that the politics of academia are so vicious because the stakes are so small. A week or so ago, I went up to see a longtime friend at his camp in the … Continue reading

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THE WAR AGAINST ISIS

The philosopher Hegel said that the only thing we learn from history is that governments never learn anything from history. Since Franklin Roosevelt met with Ibn Saud, the King of Saudi Arabia, the U.S. has actively tried to shape the … Continue reading

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I HAVE NO ANSWERS

I have no answers. Anti-Trump sentiment has reached hysteria.  Calls are being made for suspension of Trump’s campaign, for abandonment of this candidate by Republicans.  The Republican party is now in chaos. Trump has contributed considerably to this situation.  Yet … Continue reading

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