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Yes, Scalia, there was feminism in the 19th century

Scalia has conclusively demonstrated that “originalism” just means “projecting my desires onto the original writers of the Constitution, so I can blame them instead of myself for my bigotry”. Here’s the quote in question, where he dismissed the idea that the 14th amendment prevents gender discrimination: The only issue is…

The short term anti-immigrant freakout will equal long-term problems

Part of me almost flinched to imagine the lip-smacking glee that reporters got out of pushing Marco Rubio—the son of Cuban immigrants—on the issue of whether or not he supports the 14th amendment. The problem here is that there’s no way to ask the question that doesn’t carry the implication,…

A Rhetorical Battle Democrats Might Actually Win

I’m joking, of course, because Democrats are like the Washington Generals of rhetorical battles, but the conservative push to revise the 14th Amendment has taken on a new and, some might say, terrible messaging push. “Some” means me. Because it’s fucking terrible. The 14th Amendment, you see, is the “anchor…

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