List of Posts to dwkcommentaries—Topical: United States (POLITICS)

 As of 05/31/17  
# Date Title
2 04/04/11 My Political Philosophy
U.S. Presidency
420 04/24/13 Evaluations of President Obama
467 02/07/14 President Obama Speaks Out for Religious Freedom
467A 02/07/14 Comment: President Obama Criticized for Not Addressing U.S. Religious Freedom
485 03/27/14 President Obama’s Audience with Pope Francis
829 05/11/16 President Obama’s Challenging Commencement Address at Howard University
830 05/12/16 A Civics Lesson in President Obama’s Final State of the Union Address
831 05/13/16 Another Civics Lesson from President Obama at the Illinois General Assembly
832 05/14/16 President Obama’s Civics Lesson at Town Hall Meeting in London
833 05/16/16 Political and Civics Lessons from President Obama’s Speech at Rutgers University
834 05/17/16 Praise for President Obama’s Recent Civics Lessons
834A 05/17/16 Comment: Adam Gopnik’s Reactions to President Obama’s Recent Speeches
838 05/24/16 Evaluating Bryan Stevenson Through the Prism of President Obama’s Speech at Howard University
844 06/04/16 Evaluating Ta-Nehisi Coates Through the Prism of President Obama’s Speeches at Howard and Rutgers Universities
759 11/07/15 Successful Democratic Presidential Forum
870 08/02/16 Wall Street Journal Editor Castigates Donald Trump
870A 08/06/16 Sean Hannity and W.S.J. Editor Exchange Insults
871 08/03/16 President Obama and Others Call for Republicans to Stop Supporting Donald Trump
872 08/08/16 Conservative Columnist George Will Condemns Donald Trump
873 08/08/16 Prominent Republican National Security Officials Voice Vigorous Opposition to Donald Trump
U.S. Senate Rules
4 04/06/11 The Abominable Rules of the U.S. Senate
142 10/12/11 The Abominable Rules of the U.S. Senate Are Modified
142A 10/14/11 Comment: Wall Street Journal Criticizes Senate Vote on Chinese Currency Bill
142B 10/16/11 Comment: New York Times Criticizes Chinese Currency Bill
253 04/28/12 Miniscule Proposed Changes to U.S. Senate Rules
261 05/15/12 U.S. Senate’s Filibuster Rule Under Attack
261A 05/18/12 Comment: Differing Opinions on Constitutionality of Senate’s Filibuster Rule
261B 06/04/12 Comment: Rebuttal to Criticism of U.S. Senate Filibuster Rule
261C 06/08/12 Comment: Response to Republican Defense of Senate’s Filibuster Rule
261D 09/28/12 Comment: Another Plea for Changing the Senate Filibuster Rule
334 10/19/12 The History of the U.S. Senate’s Filibuster Rule
335 10/22/12 Are the U.S. Senate’s Rules on Filibuster and Changing Those Rules Unconstitutional?
336 10/25/12 Jurisdictional Issues for Lawsuit Challenging Constitutionality of Senate’s Filibuster Rule
365 12/22/12 District Court Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Constitutionality of U.S. Senate’s Filibuster Rule
568 11/04/14 Courts Reject Lawsuit Challenging U.S. Senate’s Filibuster Rule
343 11/08/12 Open Letter to Members of U.S. Senate in the Upcoming 1113th U.S. Congress
343A 11/13/12 Comment: New York Times Calls for Significant Weakening of U.S. Senate Filibuster Rule
343B 11/15/12 Comment: Senator-Elect Elizabeth Warren Calls for Changing Filibuster Rule
348 11/20/12 Sign Petition for Reform of Senate Filibuster Rule
352 11/30/12 A Citizen’s Response to Washington Skirmishes Over the U.S. Senate’s Filibuster Rule
353 12/03/12 New York Times Hosts Debate Over the Filibuster
354 12/04/12 Washington Post Editorial Admits U.S. Senate Filibuster Rule Is Broken and Needs Fixing, But Not by Simple Majority Vote
355 12/05/12 Former U.S. Senator and Vice President, Walter Mondale, Supports Changing Senate Filibuster Rule
362 12/18/12 Update on Changing the U.S. Senate Filibuster Rule
369 12/31/12 Only Three Days Until U.S. Senate Decides on Filibuster Reform
371 01/04/13 U.S. Senate Postpones Filibuster Reform to January 22nd
377 01/23/13 U.S. Senate Again Postpones Decision on Filibuster Reform
378 01/24/13 U.S. Senate Adopts Modest Reform of Its Filibuster Rule
379 01/26/13 Additional Reactions to U.S. Senate’s Adoption of Modest Reforms to Its Filibuster Rule
379A 01/27/13 Comment: Washington Post Endorses Senate’s Reform of Its Filibuster Rule
393 02/28/13 GOP Senators Continue To Flirt with Filibusters
415 04/17/13 The Outrageous, Dysfunctional U.S. Senate
444 07/20/13 “I don’t want to belong to any club [like the U.S. Senate] that will accept me as a member”
573 11/13/14 U.S. Senate Democrats Unwisely Re-Elect Harry Reid as Leader
573A 11/14/14 Comment: More Information About Senate Democrats’ Re-Election of Reid as Leader
961 02/09/17 The Improper Use of Senate Rule XIX To Stop Senator Warren from Speaking
971 03/10/17 The U.S. Senate’s Dysfunctional Confirmation Process
    U.S. Senate Confirmation of Judicial Nominees
814 04/13/16 Senator Chuck Grassley’s Outrageous Conduct Regarding the Supreme Court Nomination of Merrick Garland
862 07/18/16 Wall Street Journal Publishes President Obama’s Plea for U.S. Senate Hearing and Vote on Nomination of Merrick Garland to U..S. Supreme Court
  U.S. Senate Ratification of Treaties
257 05/10/12 Will the U.S. Senate Finally Give Its “Advice and Consent” to Ratification of the Law of the Sea Treaty?
265 05/24/12 U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Holds Hearing on the Law of the Seas Convention
265A 05/25/12 Comment: New York Times Reiterates Its Support of Ratification of Law of Sea Treaty
265B 05/29/12 Comment: Analysis of Opposition to Law of Sea Treaty
265C 05/31/12 Comment: Former Republican Secretaries of State Endorse Law of Sea Treaty
265D 06/13/12 Comment: Former Republican Defense Secretary Opposes Law of Sea Treaty
265E 06/18/12 Comment: Former Republican Official Disputes Rumsfeld’s Opposition to the Law of the Sea Treaty
265F 06/21/12 Comment: Questions for Former Republican Official on Law of the Sea Treaty
265G 06/22/12 Comment: Important Source of Commentary About the Law of the Sea Treaty
265H 06/23/12 Comment: George Will Opposes the Law of the Sea Treaty
265I 06/26/12 Comment: Rebuttal of Criticism of Law of Sea Treaty
265J 07/09/12 Comment: Another Rebuttal to Rumsfeld’s Opposition to the Law of the Sea Treaty
265K 07/17/12 Comment: Law of Sea Treaty Appears To Be Dead in Senate
356 12/08/12 The Difficulty of Obtaining U.S. Ratification of Multilateral Treaties
528 07/12/14 Ted Cruz Torpedoed U.S. Ratification of Treaty on Rights of People with Disabilities
Dysfunctional U.S. Congress
88 07/22/11 Passionate, Committed Political Leadership
89 07/23/11 Disgusting U.S. Political Scene
93 07/28/11 The Founder of Modern Conservatism’s Perspective on the Current U.S. Political Turmoil
94 07/29/11 A Message for Speaker Boehner
95 07/30/11 Dysfunctional U.S. Congress Careens Towards U.S. Default
100 08/02/11 Dysfunctional U.S. Congress Averts Default
104 08/06/11 Downgrading the U.S. Credit Rating
104A 08/07/11 Comment on Downgrading the U.S. Credit Rating
104B 08/08/11 Comment: Additional Credit Ratings Downgrades by S&P
368 12/27/12 The U.S. Congress Continues To Demonstrate Its Dysfunctionality
368A 01/10/13 Comment: Endorsement of Having a Bipartisan Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
374 01/15/13 Additional Support for Reform of U.S. Congress
510 05/26/14 Another Perspective on the Dysfunctionality of the U.S. Government
151 10/18/11 Perryite Laments Misuse of His Hometown by Michelle Bachmann
752 10/23/15 The Atrocious Benghazi HearingHearing
Interpreting/Amending U.S. Constitution
26 05/04/11 No to Constitutional Amendment on Taxes
105 08/07/11 A “Virtual” Constitutional Convention
231 03/28/12 The Antiquated U.S. Constitution
231A 04/10/12 Comment: Another Constitutional Change: Term Limits for U.S. Supreme Court Justices
268 05/29/12 “Our Imbecilic Constitution”
268A 07/03/12 Comment: Questioning the Power of the U.S. Supreme Court
268B 07/05/12 Comment: The Founders Are Not Quasi-Religious Prophets
268C 07/05/12 Comment: U.S. Needs Constitutional Changes
280 06/19/12 Interpreting the U.S. Constitution Regarding Economic Regulation
282 06/23/12 Other Approaches to Interpreting the U.S. Constitution Regarding Economic Regulation
291 07/17/12 Associate Justice Antonin Scalia’s Textualism Theory of Legal Interpretation Is Challenged
291A 07/19/12 Comment: Justice Scalia and Bryan Garner Are Interviewed on TV
291B 07/23/12 Comment: Another Review of Scalia/Garner Book
309 09/01/12 Judge Richard Posner Critiques Justice Scalia’s Textual Originalism Theory of Interpreting Legal Texts
283 06/24/12 The Role of Stare Decisis in the Forthcoming U.S. Supreme Court Decision on the Affordable Care Act
285 07/05/12 The U.S. Constitution’s Interstate Commerce Clause After the Supreme Court’s Decision on the Affordable Care Act
287 07/10/12 Proposals for Changing the U.S. Constitution
U.S. Election Voting
246 04/20/12 “Healing the Heart of Democracy”
337 10/29/12 Maximize U.S. Voting!
337A 11/04/12 Comment: Protecting the U.S. Right To Vote
337B 11/11/12 Comment: Argument in Favor of Abolition of Electoral College
337C 11/16/12 Comment: Abolish the Electoral College
338 10/30/12 Excesses of People Falsely Alleging Voter Fraud
345 11/10/12 The Urgent Need for Reform of U.S. Election Systems
345A 11/11/12 Comment: Voter Anger Against Attempts at Voting Suppression
345B 11/12/12 Comment: Another Argument that Republican Voter Suppression Efforts Fueled Minority Voting for Democrats
349 11/22/12 Improving U.S. Election Procedures
376 01/19/13 GOP Scheming To Thwart Majority Popular Vote for President
376A 01/25/13 Comment: Under GOP Scheme, Romney Would Have Won Electoral College in Last Election
376B 01/26/13 Comment: “Rig the Vote”
376C 01/28/13 Comment: More Criticism of GOP Scheme
376D 01/28/13 Comment: Haley Barbour Says No GOP Plot To Rig Electoral College Voting
376E 02/02/13 Comment: Washington Post Condemns GOP Scheme To Rig Electoral College
454 09/01/13 Is This Blog’s Proposed Federal Voting Rights Act Constitutional?
457 01/25/14 Bipartisan Call for Reform of U.S. Elections
457A 02/03/14 Comment: Washington Post Endorses Presidential Commission’s Recommendations for Reforming U.S. voting Laws and Procedures
395 03/04/13 The Voting Rights Act of 1965
396 03/06/13 The Voting Rights Act of 2006
397 03/08/13 Prior U.S. Supreme Court Case Regarding the Voting Rights Act of 2006
399 03/11/13 The D.C. Circuit’s Decision Upholding the Validity of the Voting Rights Act of 2006
402 03/18/13 U.S. Supreme Court Shows Unjustified Hostility to Voting Rights Act of 2006
442 07/02/13 U.S. Supreme Court Invalidates Key Provision of Voting Rights Act of 2006
446 07/26/13 Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Criticizes Its Decision on the Voting Rights Act of 2006
447 07/29/13 U.S. Needs New Voting Rights Act
517 06/13/14 Over-Reaction to Eric Cantor’s Defeat?
546 09/04/14 Alarming U.S. Federal Government Fiscal Challenges
Native-Americans’ Legal Issues
387 02/13/13 Jurisdictional Black Hole for Certain Crimes by Non-Indian Men Against Indian Women on Indian Reservations
394 03/01/13 Congress Passes Violence Against Women Act of 2013
  Racial Justice
722 08/13/15 Reactions to Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “Between the World and Me”
722A 08/16/15 Comment: Coates’ Comments on Books and Writers
734 09/17/15 Ta-Nehisi Coates Discusses the Age of Mass Incarceration
750 10/18/15 Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Unsatisfactory “Case for Reparations”
798 02/03/16 Additional Reflections on Ta-Nehisi Coates
798A 05/30/16 Comment: Caveats to Coates’ Love of Paris
844 06/04/16 Evaluating Ta-Nehisi Coates Through the Prism of President Obama’s Howard and Rutgers Universities Speeches
845 06/07/16 Anthropologists’ Opinion That Race Is Not a Scientific Concept
846 06/08/16 Anthropologists’ Statement Regarding the Historical and Cultural Background of the Concept of Race
853 06/27/16 Highlights of American Anthropological Association’s Exhibit on Race
581 11/26/14 TODAY on Minnesota Public Radio: Bryan Stevenson’s “Just Mercy: Reforming the Criminal Justice System”
793 01/19/16 Bryan Stevenson’s Amazing Advocacy for Justice
829 05/11/16 President Obama’s Challenging Commencement Address at Howard University
838 05/24/16 Evaluating Bryan Stevenson Through the Prism of President Obama’s Howard University Speech
876 08/17/16 Honoring Victims of Racial Lynchings and Injustice
876A 08/23/16 Bryan Stevenson Interviewed by Charlie Rose
922 12/06/16 Important Criminal Justice Work Continued by Equal Justice Initiative
852 06/24/16 Long History of Racism in U.S. Laws Regarding United States Citizenship
851 06/20/16 Exploring Sub-Saharan African History
751 10/20/15 “Get Home Safely”
918 11/21/16 Richard and Mildred Loving’s Entanglement with Anti-Miscegenation Laws
918A 11/27/16 Contemporary Interracial Couples’ Experience
918B 05/03/17 Comments from Seven Minnesota Interracial Couples
918C 05/19/17 Increase in Racial Intermarriage in U.S.
973 03/15/17 Proposed Reparations for Slavery
973A 03/26/17 Georgetown University Employee’s Ancestor Was Slave Sold by the University
U.S.-Ecuador Relations
11 04/09/11 Unfortunate Ecuador-U.S. Diplomatic Spat
438 06/17/13 Ecuador Continues To Restrict Freedom of the Press
438A 06/19/14 Comment: U.S. Expresses Concern Over Ecuadorian Communications Law
U.S.-Turkey Relations
879 08/23/16 Turkey Presses U.S. To Extradite Muslim Cleric in U.S.
879A 08/23/16 U.S. Confirms Turkey’s Request for Extradition of Cleric Is Not Related to Attempted Coup
879B 08/24/16 Other Voices on Turkey and Fethullah Gulen
880 08/25/16 On Visit to Turkey, Vice President Biden Discusses Possible U.S. Extradition of Fethullah Gulen
880A 08/26/16 New York Times Editorial Highlights Challenges for U.S.-Turkey Alliance
    Judicial Immunity
894 10/04/16 New U.S. Statute Creates Another Exception to Foreign State (Sovereign) Immunity
894A 12/01/16 Suggestion That Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act Is Unconstitutional
898 10/11/16 Pre-Veto Controversies Regarding the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA)
912 10/30/16 Possible Amendments to New Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA)
U.S. –Russia Relations
907 10/22/16 An Impressionistic View of the Russian Federation
907A 10/24/16 Other Evidence of Russian War Fears
915 11/04/16 Hillary Clinton and Vladimir Putin’s Hostile Relationship
916 11/05/16 Russian State-Owned Media Support Donald Trump’s Candidacy
Trump Administration
938 01/09/17 Why Is Donald Trump Disparaging the U.S. Intelligence Community?
938A 01/09/17 Other Observers Identify Trump’s Character Flaw
938B 01/10/17 Another Columnist Nails Trump’s Character
969 02/26/17 Trump’s Macroeconomic Idiocies
Other
952 01/26/17 Increased Risk of Nuclear War
972 03/13/17 Reactions to Tom Friedman’s “Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to thriving in the Age of Accelerations
975 03/19/17 George Will’s Embrace of Natural Law
976 03/20/17 Judge Gorsuch Might Be a Liberal Originalist on Supreme Court
979 03/27/17 The Importance of a Growing U.S. Population
979A 04/03/17 Comment about Nick Kristoff by Chuck Coate
979B 04/03/17 Response about Nick Kristoff
979C 05/07/17 U.S. Needs Immigrants for Economic Growth
983 04/10/17 Disagreement About the Positive Impacts of Immigraion