Were a hypothetical President Hillary Clinton to nominate him to the Supreme Court, would Barack Obama’s service as President be reason to foresee that he’d become one of the great Justices on the Supreme Court? What about his lack of prior judicial experience or his lack of scholarly publications?
Or, an opportunity to meditate upon our ambiguous legal history and its uncomfortable place in contemporary political life.
Let’s be sure to not forget Richard Nixon while we’re having all our political fun.
If the Oilers can become the Titans and the SuperSonics can become the Thunder, what of the newest team to play (again) in the City of the Angels!
Ken White fisks the President before Burt Likko could even get home from his day job to try.
If you could do 2015 all over again, would you want to? Here’s a summary of information and events to help you relive what happened and decide.
Or, how the Federal Circuit made an ambitious Constitutional claim that may affect football fans nationwide.
A dispatch from Ordinary Times’ assigned Wu-Tang correspondent.
A prominent Presidential candidate notices something that we’ve been working at fixing for years.
One case to rule them all, One Court to mind them,
One rule to govern the States and in its holdings bind them,
In the Land of Washington where the Justices decide.
How is a television series like a bag of Nacho Cheese Doritos?
And the final exam, too.
Burt Likko took a sabbatical from public affairs for two months. What did he learn?
Submitted for your consideration, a candidate for the “unlikely sentence exemplar” award.
For forty days and forty nights Burt Likko has labored to safeguard his own ignorance of all things superficially political and inconsequential, and focus instead on meaning and happiness. Can he do it for three more weeks?
Oh, it has an allure like unto pornography or narcotics. Eschew! Eschew!
Also, an open thread.
What’s for breakfast at your place?
What, it takes three years of law school to do that?
Burt Likko nearly cheats on his abstention vows.
So, how’s that avoid-the-political-BS-machine thing going, Burt?
Burt Likko thought he’d found an obscure and delightful piece of Americana. Turns out he was only half right.
Burt Likko undertakes to sample the life of an idiot.
The suckiest Labor Day weekend Kim Davis can remember will turn out to have been only fifteen minutes long in the cultural zeitgeist.
Close encounters of the candidate kind.
Join the League! Do it NOW!
We have moved one step closer to being in the best of all possible worlds.
Choose Wisely, Kiwis!
An indulgence in what would be an act of political courage and principle, if it were to actually take place, which we all know it will not.
I see that this is a thing now. I can’t articulate a good objection to it.
But that doesn’t mean I can’t still be grumpy about it.
This essay is about reading gay porn before class. And it resurrects an Ideological Outrage Of The Day from 2012. And a graphic novel. And striking out romantically. And Richard Dawkins.
An auditory treat, if not an olfactory one.
When headline writers use questions, Burt Likko answers them. Briefly, completely, and unabashedly expressing his own opinion. Ten questions about politics, the business of news, news of business, and grizzly bears.
Year Four of our online game of Dungeons and Dragons for NFL fans.
In which Presidential peccadilloes, parables of patrimony, and persuasive proof pool to peer into a prosaic psyche.
Looking for suggestions in the decidedly unlikely event of lunch with a member of Congress.