Our Supreme Court takes up a case involving certain California farmworker regulations that could impact regulations all over America. A California regulation allows union organizers to speak to farmworkers at their job, but a couple of farm owners want to void the regulation, saying it amounts to an unlawful "taking" of private property -- which bodes ill for regulators who want to do food inspections, fire inspections, safety inspections, and the like on what's nominally "private property." My guess: 5-4 in favor of the plaintiffs, with Chief Justice Roberts joining the three nominal liberals strictly due to very, very ample precedent; Justice Kavanaugh writes the ruling, but at least two Justices write or join concurring but much less narrowly-tailored opinions. Happy to be wrong!
Hard to believe, Harry, but tax evasion among the very, very rich is considerably worse than previous assessments had demonstrated. When the top 1% of income-earners don't report more than one-fifth of their income, well, that's a lot of bridges that don't get rebuilt, a lot of water mains that don't get repaired, a lot of police officers who don't get paid, a lot of libraries that can't stay open, and I'm sure you get the idea. Also, a law and order nation would treat tax evasion as just as bad as burglary, which, as I've suggested, it very much resembles.
Colorado Republican state Rep. Matt Soper condemns rising violence against Asian-Americans in his home state -- and promptly gets swamped by other Republican legislators talking about how oppressed they feel by anyone who ever talks about white supremacy. All together now: waaaaaaaaah! Strangely, even though I'm a white person myself, I do not assume anyone who condemns white supremacy actually condemns me, and I take it as my job to let folks of color know I'm not a white supremacist. Why, it's like I learned taking responsibility and self-reliance better than today's nominal conservatives did. How could that have happened?
At least two Wisconsin Republicans compare Sen. Ron Johnson to Joe McCarthy, thanks to both men's interest in embracing and promoting utter horseshit. Sad that Jim Sensenbrenner seems to mean it as a compliment and Charlie Sykes doesn't; I'm old enough to remember feeling exactly the opposite about both gentlemen as I do now. The bad news? Even if Mr. Johnson retires, this hydrochloroquine crap ain't going away soon. The good news? It will eventually go away -- after all, very few bemoan the lives "lost" to our failure to use laetrile to "cure" cancer.
Finally, Postal Service investigators find "no evidence" to support an infamous accusation of Post Office supervisor ballot tampering in Pennsylvania. I'd have said "this is the part of the story that never gets told," except that the accuser in question a) recanted his accusations not too long after making them and b) worked with the notorious Project Veritas to amplify his inanities. It is, I suppose, nice to see our "liberal" media finally treating Project Veritas with the respect it deserves.