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The Alito leak brought abortion front and center again

A leak out of the Supreme Court suddenly made abortion and Roe v Wade the main topic of outrage from the Left.

But, aside from whether or not the opinion aligns with yours, what are the reasons that the Roe and Casey decisions should be overturned? Are there reasons (that are not religious ones or regarding morality) that those decisions don’t hold up legally?

Listen in to find out. As a bonus, I’ll read the introduction to the Alito opinion after the main show so you can some of his reasoning.

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Supreme Court leak stuns nation

10 key passages from Alito’s draft opinion, which would overturn Roe v. Wade

Is Roe v. Wade About to Be Overturned? If So, What Are the Implications?

U.S. Supreme Court launches probe into leak of draft abortion opinion

Alito’s draft opinion [PDF]

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So intelligent she doesn’t need notes

Yet another YouTube video was create of some guy claiming to be a doctor and claiming that lockdowns should not be the way we deal with this virus. But this is not just another crank.

The nomination hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett went on last week and they demonstrated the stark difference between how Democrats and Republicans view the role of the courts.

When Facebook and Twitter block posting of an article, there’s clearly something going wrong with social media (and clearly it’s an article worth reading).

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WHO official: Stop using lockdowns as primary virus control method

Twitter changes guidelines following Post censorship controversy

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Episode 302: RBG to ACB on SCOTUS

From Ginsburg to Barrett

The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to take her place has turned DC more upside down than it already was.

How does Trump’s choice really change the makeup of the Court? And should the seating of a new Justice really be this big of a deal?

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at 87

The Supreme Court’s real bloc is liberal

Try to Understand the Fight

What Mitch McConnell Actually Said in 2016

Democrats prepare bill limiting U.S. Supreme Court justice terms to 18 years

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Neil Gorsuch

The Supreme Court did it again. Once, they created a “right” to abortion out of whole cloth. Another time, they redefined the word “marriage”. Now they’ve redefined the word “sex” in such a way that it could very well bleed through to other parts of law and culture.

Is this how a “representative republic” is supposed to work? (Hint: No.)

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Quote by James Madison

A Dilemma for Gorsuch’s Core Reasoning in Bostock

Alito: Court’s ‘Preposterous’ Trans Ruling Threatens Religion, Speech, Privacy, and Safety

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Corey Johnson

Backing down

New York City is backing down on freedom of speech and freedom of choice restrictions. Guess who you have to thank for that?

What’s the biggest problem with newspapers today? Their product is the news we read, and what job have they cut (or outsourced) that devalues it?

California made theft more attractive. Guess what they got?

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Fearing Supreme Court, gay NYC councilman moves to repeal conversion therapy ban

Episode 150: The Main Reason Why I’m Voting for Trump [Consider This]

Corey Johnson (politician) [Wikipedia]

Elimination of copy editors has been disastrous for newspapers

California Shocked To Find Bill Decriminalizing Retail Theft Resulted In… More Retail Theft

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Episode 267: The Smearing of Brett Kavanaugh

Brett Kavanaugh being smeared again

There they go again. Democrats are ready to declare Brett Kavanaugh guilt over one more unproven allegation. We have a judicial doctrine in this country; innocent until proven guilty. The Left have decided to dispense with it yet again.

Instead, it’s all about politics. Listen in to this episode which is slightly-more-than 10 minutes or less.

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Brett Kavanaugh Fit In With the Privileged Kids. She Did Not. [The NY Times article that started it all.]

Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris call for impeachment of Justice Brett Kavanaugh after new misconduct allegation

NYT updates Kavanaugh ‘bombshell’ to note accuser doesn’t recall alleged assault

Alleged Victim In New York Times Kavanaugh Story Denies Any Recollection Of Incident

Senate Judiciary Committee’s Final Report: “No Evidence” to Support Sexual Assault Allegations Against Kavanaugh

CBS reveals ‘the real bombshell’ in Kavanaugh saga that unravels the biggest allegations — and it involves accusations of witness tampering by Ford allies

Morning Joe Rips New York Times, Democratic Candidates Over Kavanaugh Story

Witnesses Defended Kavanaugh. NYT Authors Falsely Claimed They Were Silent

Episode 230: Thoughts on the Brett Kavanaugh Hearings [The “Consider This” episode]

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Art and architecture

I think we can sometimes go overboard looking for ill intent in comment from “the other side”, whichever side that may be. Some conservatives did just that, in my opinion, over some comments about the Notre Dame fire.

The Supreme Court will be hearing 3 cases next session that will be part of a continuing effort in this country to reconcile the rights of various groups of sexual identities and preferences (groups that seem to be created daily) with the First Amendment right to freedom of religion.

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Ilhan Omar’s Response To Notre Dame Cathedral Burning Down Draws Criticism

Supreme Court takes 3 religious liberty versus LGBT rights cases

Supreme Court to Hear Cases Involving Firings of Gay, Transgender Employees

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Telling a great story

Is it OK to rape if the culture you come from has normalized it?

Why is Havana crumbling? What are the costs, and is it affecting their great (according to Michael Moore) health care?

And is depicting bullying necessary when telling an anti-bullying story? Some people don’t think so. Let’s let Rudolph demonstrate why it is. Merry Christmas!

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Refugee acquitted of rape ‘as he has different cultural norms’ – His female victim attempted suicide

How Havana is collapsing, building by building

The truth about Cuba’s health care system

Viewers Noticed Some Very Disturbing Details In ‘Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer’

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I believe her

Right on the heels of the last episode, comes this one. I’ve held off saying too much about the confirmation process for Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. That’s mostly because so much was changing so fast that anything I said about it would be old and stale by the time it got to you. Some of the political podcasts I listen to had that problem, so I wasn’t going to get too detailed with my comments.

But he’s been voted out of committee, and I heard both sides during the hearings, both from Ford and Kavanaugh, and from friends and pundits, that I think my thoughts have solidified. I’m releasing this earlier than normal because it seems the FBI investigation is going to start changing the conversation further, and I don’t want us to forget what happened during the actual hearings.

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Kavanaugh, Ford face off in emotionally charged hearing

65 women defend Kavanaugh as ‘a good person’ amid allegations

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Just can’t think about what to say

I can usually figure out what I want to say pretty early in the week, but this week I just couldn’t get excited about any particular topic.

It’s not that there wasn’t any news worth discussing or topics worth pontificating on. It’s that sometimes I wonder if we’ve lost the ability to have a good, honest discussion. You know that “honest conversation” this country is always wanting to have about race or poverty or abortion? Is that even possible?

This time out, my thoughts on not having a topic.

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None of You Idiots Is Spartacus

Sen. Kamala Harris Condemned for Leading Kavanaugh Smear with Deceptively Edited Video

Hillary Clinton repeats anti-Kavanaugh talking point debunked by fact checkers

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