Morning Reads for Tuesday, July 3

Good morning! It’s the third of July. Celebrate with one of Cabbagetown’s greatest bands:

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Ellynn
Ellynn

It is questionable if we ‘saved’ the steel industry, but it no doubt we destroyed parts of the farm industry.

https://www.axios.com/trump-china-soybeans-imports-canceled-order-38bab95d-0c6d-4f5e-9ee7-cd20b3b29e39.html

Will Durant
Will Durant

Apparently hostas are deer candy. I haven’t been able to grow them for years. As far as I’m concerned until the deer population gets under control farmers should be allowed to bait at will. Here’s a hint for them: Plant hostas in the shady places.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

You mean to tell me that Jim Jordan is a terrible person in addition to being a terrible legislator?

Shocked.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/powerful-gop-rep-jim-jordan-accused-turning-blind-eye-sexual-n888386

Caroline
Caroline

I just saw this a little while ago. I thought it had just broken but since you’re posting at 11:00 a.m. I guess it is not new.

Ellynn
Ellynn

As the US give away it’s power in international structures it created to prevent communism from taking over after the second world war, Communism is already taking over and making itself at home.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-eu-exclusive/exclusive-china-presses-europe-for-anti-u-s-alliance-on-trade-idUSKBN1JT1KT

Ellynn
Caroline
Caroline

This is such a mess. Trump created a disaster and has no idea how to fix it. He can’t declare bankruptcy and get out of this one.

MattMD_actual
MattMD_actual

Andrew- On this holiday of the revolution can you tell us what your opinion of being a “strict constructionist” means as a justice? What does “orginialism” mean? Sometimes I think Republicans want a justice from the 18th century itself. Perhaps we should commission some federal research into reanimation. Wouldn’t stare decisis still matter in any case so why are we still fighting these battles? I used to respect some conservative commentators (ones with law degrees anyway, not college drop outs) and I heard this one jerk wanting to turn the confirmation process into one that plays into political ends. Has… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Wasn’t ignoring this… just wanted to give it more time than an offhand reply on a holiday. I’ll start with Scalia: “Textualism should not be confused with so-called strict constructionism, a degrated form of textualism that brings the whole philosophy into disrepute. I am not a strict constructionist, and no one ought to be… A text should not be construed strictly and it should not be construed leniently; it should be construed reasonably, to contain all that it fairly means.” People commonly confuse textualism, strict constructionism, and originalism into one theory of Constitutional interpretation. This is not the case. Texualism… Read more »

Ellynn
Ellynn
Caroline
Caroline

I have pointed out to a number of conservatives that call immigration reform “amnesty” that Reagan signed an immigration reform bill.

Noway2016
Noway2016

A little lite, inspirational reading. The early ones, pre-PC, truly showcase our nation’s greatness!
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/subject_menus/inaug.asp