Snakes more evolved than humans


The King Cobra is more evolved than the human. Cobras are born with weaponry — built-in venomous fangs. They don’t seek or develop weapons consciously; they’re just born with them. But Cobras are EVOLVED, and throughout their evolution, they have developed (learned, in a way) such that they do not use their weapons AGAINST ONE…

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Political projection


I read a headline this morning: “Enough With the Hillary Cult …”  In the “article,” if it’s right to call a hysterical hit piece an “article,” Berniebot Camille Paglia accuses Hillary Clinton of being a crooked sociopath.  The decades-long project by the right to stain Hillary Clinton with unending innuendo, allegations, and investigations has apparently…

Can the Political Parties Constitutionally Behave So Undemocratically? Why Yes, Yes They Can.


Originally posted on cooleylawschoolblog:
Blog author, Constitutional Law expert and WMU-Cooley Professor Brendan Beery simplifies the complicated process for electing presidential nominees by the two major parties. Professor Beery, a summa cum laude graduate of the law school, teaches Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, and Criminal Procedure at WMU-Cooley Law School, and is a frequent legal expert in the media. I…

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The war against false equivalency


I’m going to start what I will call a war on false equivalency. False equivalency derives from our psychological tendency toward the appearance of balance. Few of us want to be seen as irrational extremists, and this leads us to strain to find two sides to every argument, even when there are not two legitimate…

Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee: Checkmate


Originally posted on cooleylawschoolblog:
Blog author, Constitutional Law expert and WMU-Cooley Professor Brendan Beery explores the ongoing political battle over the United States Supreme Court nomination process. Professor Beery, a summa cum laude graduate of the law school, teaches Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, and Criminal Procedure at WMU-Cooley Law School, and is a frequent legal expert in the media. Were I…

A fatal flaw in the conservative notion of theocracy


by Brendan Beery In an essay at Salon.com, Heather Cox Richardson surveys the history of the Republican split that is now manifest. Chief among the reasons for the split has been the widespread belief among some (but not all) Republicans that Christianity, rather than being one of the world’s religions, should become our national project.…