The Senate Should be Abolished

In this episode, I make the case for abolishing the Senate. Transcript The Title of this episode is: the Senate should be abolished. The verdict for this episode is: the Senate’s purpose is to prevent progress and maintain systems of oppression. I do not call for the abolishment of the Senate lightly. I realize limiting… Continue reading The Senate Should be Abolished

American Elections Could Truly be Meaningless

Many of us know America is not and never has been a democracy. We know the two-party system is designed to provide the elusion of choice when in reality both parties serve their corporate masters and the wealthy at the expense of everyone else. But next year the Supreme Court could rule so that state… Continue reading American Elections Could Truly be Meaningless

Wisconsin Portends a Scary Future

One of the myth’s associated with the constitution and the American fairytale is the myth that the states can be laboratories of experimentation for solutions to America’s problems. History has shown that far too often the states have used their ability to experiment on the best ways to deny people of color rights, disinfranchise non… Continue reading Wisconsin Portends a Scary Future

The Constitution was Designed to Deny Most of us Rights

Now that Roe V. Wade has been officially struck down, we need to have a true discussion about the constitution. The truth, as much as many don’t want to admit it, is that the six conservative Supreme Court justices are faithfully following the intent of the so-called founding fathers. As a lawyer, coming to this… Continue reading The Constitution was Designed to Deny Most of us Rights

Democrats Should Pack the Supreme Court

The verdict for this episode is: I now support packing the Supreme Court. In this episode, I discuss the historical support for court packing, and I propose a constitutional amendment. https://media.blubrry.com/jonathansimeonepodcast/content.blubrry.com/jonathansimeonepodcast/Court_Packing.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 12:50 — 5.9MB) | Embedsubscribe to my podcast Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | TuneIn | RSS… Continue reading Democrats Should Pack the Supreme Court

A First Amendment Foreign Policy

Introduction Even though I write largely about American domestic policy, I think a lot about foreign policy. Those who follow my blog know I have lately been reading a lot about America’s terrible history in Latin America. Facing that terrible history and thinking about Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, and more, has led me… Continue reading A First Amendment Foreign Policy

Consequences for Politicising our Lives

I need to make one thing clear: no one’s health insurance is in immediate jeopardy. Still, the Affordable Care Act is now facing its biggest threat. The possibility that 20 million insured Americans will lose their coverage is now real. There is a chance those with preexisting conditions will no longer have the opportunity to… Continue reading Consequences for Politicising our Lives

America needs National Voting Standards

I’m writing this about an hour after we learned three Florida races are headed for recounts and the same may happen in the contest for Georgia’s governor. All of this is happening against the backdrop of a midterm that saw the highest voter turnout of any midterm election since 1970–in spite of the GOPS voter… Continue reading America needs National Voting Standards