SC Congressman Trey Gowdy spent 2 years, $7 million to come up with the last word on what happened in Libya in September 2012, when four Americans were killed. His committee found nothing to back ‘Clinton lied, people died’ charge. So critics conclude that Gowdy must be corrupt.
Justice Anthony Kennedy, siding with the liberal bloc on the US Supreme Court, lent his name to Justice Stephen Breyer’s resounding defense of abortion rights in his 5-3 majority opinion. In doing so, Kennedy put an end to any thought of banning abortion in America anytime soon — even if a future Republican president names a conservative to fill the late Antonin Scalia’s seat.
Anybody who spends time in the working-class parts of America (and, one presumes, Britain) notices the contagions of drug addiction and suicide, and the feelings of anomie, cynicism, pessimism and resentment.
State law requires legislators to take recorded votes on all bills, but those votes rarely tell us who kills bills. This month, a moped bill died after a senator who voted for it refused to let his colleagues override governor’s veto; House negotiators blocked a bill they said they supported to make police release dash-cam videos, because Senate wouldn’t add a separate measure to it. These are typical stories, and the top of the iceburg.