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The law and the jungle

The great RFRA freakout

My goodness. Indiana sort of got real famous real fast, huh? If we get verbally firebombed by one more preening liberal or boycotted by one more airheaded CEO, we might as well roll up our tent and go home, huh? Kinda the point, I'm guessing.

In case you dont feel like reading through the avalanche of stories about our passage of RFRA, I've picked two that seem representative.

I've looked at life from both sides now

The "religious freedom" act heading to the governor's desk provides a good case study of how polarized we've become.

Bringing out the big guns

Another trail blazed

No diversity required

Sonia Sotomayor is still trying to sell her "Supreme Court needs diversity" schtick:

Not so dead simple

What's next? Hanging? Stoning? Burning at the stake? The guillotine?

Gun grabbers

No, they're not coming after your guns, but they'll be useless so it doesn't really matter:

Psst, guess what?

I think this is what we call a "done deal":

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is inappropriately signaling it intends to clear the way for gay marriage across the nation, Justice Clarence Thomas complained Monday in a stinging dissent to the court's refusal to block the start of same-sex marriages in Alabama.

A herdy time was had by all

In the previous post, I talked about "herd immunity." That doesn't work just with flu:

From the experience in Illinois and around the country, a relatively small number of armed people can similarly reduce the risk of crime — even for those who aren’t armed.

Work details

Aaargh!

I believe that the right and the obligation to work is one that’s shared by everyone in this country regardless of how they came here. And certainly, if someone here, regardless of status, I would prefer that they be participating in the workplace than not participating in the workplace…

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