Tag Archives: Washington

Exercising the right to protest, COVID-19

“Government won’t do squat.”* That’s the slogan I imagine for the open up protesters in Clearwater, Florida exercising their right to protest against the closure of their gyms. Frustrated that they can’t get to the weight stack or the cardio … Continue reading

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Gavin Newsom, Jonah, protest, and the preparation paradox, COVID-19

Gavin Newsom, governor of California–where I live–has done a pretty good job in managing the awful coronacrisis. He’s acted quickly and decisively, taken strong measures informed by science and data, and has explained his decisions. It’s been a hassle: after … Continue reading

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Women’s March, 2018

The Women’s  Marches missed the top slot in mainstream media this year, crowded out by the Federal government shut down. But the marches may turn out to have longer-lasting effects. I was glad to attend the Orange County Women’s March … Continue reading

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Assessing the airport protests: a first cut at consequences

As of 3:15 Pacific Standard Time today, Trump’s travel ban remains on hold. A 9th circuit appellate panel unanimously agreed to let District court Judge James L. Robart’s temporary injunction on enforcement stand. Of course, the appellate ruling is by … Continue reading

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The March for Life and the risks and rewards of institutionalization

Many abortion opponents showed up for the annual March for Life in Washington, DC this past week, commemorating (mourning) the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that established abortion rights across the United States. I don’t know how many; the Park … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Day (2014)

(This is a repost of the MLKing Day holiday note,  with an added image–at right–from the Mall in Washington, DC.  Have a good holiday.) Martin Luther King died young enough and dramatically enough to be turned into an American hero, … Continue reading

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Roe v. Wade commemorations, 2012

Last year, anti-abortion and abortion rights activists staged demonstrations commemorating (or protesting) the 1973 Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade.  Below is last year’s post, which ends with the prediction of large demonstrations next year.  That’s today.  And today: both … Continue reading

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