Flag Burning and the Congressional Highlight Reel

Professor Rob Vischer of the University of St. Thomas Law School in Minneapolis has an interesting post about the recent flag burning amendment debate here, on the Mirror of Justice blog. I tend to agree with Rob that persistent efforts to amend the Constitution in this way are “a colossal waste of time.” Check out the Mirror of Justice blog for an interesting on-going conversation among a number of reasonably minded law professors with a range of perspectives about what it might mean to think about the law in light of Catholic legal theory.

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W’s Highlight Reel

I’ve been in Dallas this week, which belatedly explains the slow-down in posts. Yesterday I saw Dealey Plaza and the museum on the sixth floor of the Texas Schoolbook Depository Building, including Lee Harvey Oswald’s sniper’s perch. It’s the sort of museum that could easily be done badly, but it was done very, very well and I recommend it.

I had to hurry past many things that were more interesting to me than they were to my three-year-old son, but I did get a chance to watch a few highlight reels from the Kennedy presidency. Short as that presidency was, the highlight reels were impressive, particularly on the rhetorical front. So my question today is: What would the GWB highlight reel look like if we made it today?

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