Brother Charles Pierce has one opinion about the sacred act of voting:
YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE FOR NOT VOTING. NOT ANYMORE.We get the government we deserve, and we are on track for one that is heedless of concern for women's health, and poised to eliminate unions.By Charles P. Pierce on July 1, 2014...Quite simply, if the Republican party gains control of the United States Senate, and if it maintains that majority in 2016, neither Barack Obama, nor Hillary Clinton, if she were to succeed him in office, will be allowed to appoint a Supreme Court justice. It will not happen. There will be nobody whose views and judicial philosophy will be satisfactory to the majority Republicans unless whoever the president is happens to nominate Antonin (Short Time) Scalia's left nut. Yesterday, the bare 5-4 majority of Federalist Society Papists demonstrated that it is heedless of concern for women's health, and poised to eliminate the ability of public employees -- and, later, any employees -- from organizing themselves.(For an interesting historical view, I can highly recommend the redoubtable Thers at Whiskey Fire, who draws on his academic experience to explain how, in regard to human sexuality, the United States Of America is turning into the Irish Free State, circa 1935.)So there really isn't any excuse any more....
It's a good story, above the digital fold at Esquire Magazine. Well worth your time.
Glenn Greenwald -- the world's most famous journalist and hero to thousands -- has another, dramatically different opinion:
Perhaps one day these men will start asking each other why they believe what they do.
Meanwhile, if the past is any guide, draw up a chair for a fireworks show "where the sky is all covered in spectacular multicolored hues" of denial, evasion, deflection and subject-changing.