ADA Promotes Truth and Innocence by Association

The American Decency Association, a tiny little fringe group based not far from where I live, is bringing fake “ex-terrorist” Kamal Saleem to West Michigan for several appearances and they’re offering up a silly and irrelevant response to criticism of Saleem and his “life story.” The Grand Rapids press writes about it and links to articles that show Saleem’s claims of being an ex-terrorist are not the least bit believable. The ADA’s “answer” to that is, oddly, innocence and truth by association:
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Exchanging Scripts on Dividing Up Electoral Votes

With several Republican state legislatures considering proposals to divide up their electoral votes, would it surprise you that both parties have proposed similar things in the past and have now flipped their positions entirely out of political convenience? In Colorado, for example, the Democrats tried to do the same thing in 2004 when it would have helped them defeat Bush. And the Republican governor was up in arms about it:
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Confusing Intent and Tactics

One of the things that we often see — and often engage in ourselves, if we’re being honest — in political and religious arguments is the assumption that any disagreement over tactics is really due to a disagreement over goals. If we think an idea we oppose will lead to some negative result, we often presume that the person advocating that idea must intend the result, thus presuming evil or immoral intent rather than a mere disagreement over how best to achieve a goal or how to balance competing values.
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The Worldnutdaily and ‘Hostility to Religion’

The Worldnutdaily has an article about an en banc ruling that I wrote about last year in a case where a Wisconsin high school held a graduation ceremony at a church. The district court and an appeals court panel upheld that as constitutional, but a rare en banc panel of 10 judges overruled both lower courts and declared that it was a violation of the First Amendment.
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Another JAG Officer Butts Heads With Administration

One of the most remarkable, and most ignored, stories of the last 12 years has been the astonishing number of military officers in the JAG corps that have stood up against the military tribunals at Gitmo, first under Bush and now under Obama’s modified system. No fewer than five highly decorated officers resigned their commissions in protest of those kangaroo courts under Bush and now a Brigadier General is pushing back against abuses in the Obama tribunals.
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GOP Leaders Turning Against Electoral Rigging Plan?

With Republican-controlled legislatures in several states considering legislation to divide their electoral votes up by congressional district, which would make it much easier for Republicans to win the presidency even if they lose the popular vote by large margins, a few Republican leaders are coming out against such proposals. Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is the latest:
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Michigan Rep. Gives Away the Game on Electoral College Reform

Michigan is one of several states where the Republican-controlled legislatures are considering changing the way electoral college votes are determined. The proposal here is to have the electoral votes divided up by congressional district rather than a winner-take-all where whoever wins the popular vote gets all of the state’s electoral votes. The arguments they’re using are quite absurd:
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