Clint Eastwood called it.
The Good Guys have won a couple.
I like it.
By Good Guys I mean the American people, which includes determined stiffs like Attorney General Beau Biden, then there is A.G. Eric Schneiderman and A.G. Koster of Missouri.
Attorney General Chris Koster recently announced a 136-count indictment against DOCX, which a Boone, Cty. grand jury delivered in the town where I was born.
A grand jury in Columbia, Missouri, handed down the 136- count indictment against Docx and founder Lorraine Brown alleging that a person whose name appears on 68 notarized deeds of release didn’t actually sign the paperwork, Chris Koster, the state’s attorney general, said in a statement yesterday.
This is one of the topics Chris Hayes talked about this past weekend. Genius guest booking and general wonderfulness all ’round.
Then there’s David Boies back dispensing wisdom, this time on Pres. Obama’s free contraceptive coverage decision, without fanfare or ego. Conversations and email exchanges on the subject with attorney friends, discussion richness.
Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins are backing Pres. Obama on the contraception mandate.
While Sen. Scott Brown gave Elizabeth Warren a big gift. He joined Sen. Roy Blunt’s anti-women brigade that wants to deny women what Pres. Obama’s mandate provides.
“Arguing for Obama, Justice Scalia” (h/t wb), by Jay Bookman takes it from there.
I’ve been reading Justice Antonin Scalia’s decision in “Employment Division v. Smith,” a 1990 case in which the Supreme Court pretty much settled the question of whether the federal government can require or outlaw actions that might bump up against religious beliefs. The decision makes it clear that the Catholic bishops have no legal or constitutional basis for their complaint.
Gov. Chris Gregoire signed marriage equality in to law.
Occupy is still percolating out there.
Prop. 8, funded by the Mormon Church, was overturned, and marriage equality is alive.
Women won a big one, but also businesses and the greater bottom line. Ordinary workers, the individual, got some power back, because the First Amendment swings both ways.
This came after Susan G. Komen let Karen Handel near the piggy bank, and Planned Parenthood and women who can’t afford what Karen Handel or Susan G. Komen can, demanded justice.
The whip cream for me was the announcement that the money pit Baghdad embassy was going to be filleted, with the staff being cut by half. That’s on top of Iraq involvement being cut down to bare necessities. That leaves one-half of a money pit.
It just feels like one of those moments when something has shifted.
No one should get comfortable, because whatever we’re living through remains in motion, as Pres. Obama says in his note.
Somehow Whitney Houston is woven into this passage, too.
But it’s that Super Bowl car ad.
American car companies and manufacturing are part of the American soul and psyche, as far as I’m concerned. The combination of the moment, with Clint Eastwood narrating, it all seems so iconic.
Things just feel a little better right now.
It’s happier days, Keynes is back in the conversation and the culture war is back.