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  • And now come the calls for Clarence Thomas to step down

    12/06/2017 5:57:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 101 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 6, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    It’s not the first time I’ve heard it, but after reading this op-ed from Jay Kaganoff in the Washington Post, I’m guessing we’ll be seeing more of it. After the cacophony of calls for Hollywood moguls and media figures to lose their jobs and elected officials to resign or be removed following allegations of sexual assault and harassment, it was inevitable that Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas’ name would eventually come up. Kaganoff titles his piece, Fellow conservatives, it’s time to call on Clarence Thomas to resign. The author makes at least a partially convincing case, depending on where...
  • Joe Biden Locker Room Promise to John Danforth: Make Sure Anita Hill Testimony was Very Quick

    11/22/2017 12:39:39 PM PST · by drewh · 13 replies
    Law and Crime ^ | 12:33 pm, November 22nd, 2017 | by Colin Kalmbacher |
    Joe Biden made a promise in the Senate mens gym to keep Anita Hills testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee very quick, according to former U.S. Representative Pat Schroeder. That promise was apparently made to then-Senator John Danforth of Missouri, a Republican. Danforth was Clarence Thomas chief sponsor during Thomas 1991 Senate confirmation hearings. In a wide-ranging interview with the Washington Post on November 16, Hill and five of her biggest congressional boostersall former or current female Democratic politicianssat down to reflect on the strenuous ordeal that Hill went through during those hearings. Without fail, each of the six women...
  • Don't Put Clarence Thomas In with the Bad Boys

    11/20/2017 8:11:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | November 20, 2017 | Jack Cashill
    In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein revelations, Anita Hill's star is shining brighter than it has since the riveting Hill-Thomas hearings in 1991. "Hill gave voice to the silent indignities endured by women," wrote Jonathan Capehart recently in the Washington Post Capehart being one of many pundits who made such claims without any substantiation whatsoever. In fact, the actual evidence strongly suggests that if Hill ever suffered indignities, Clarence Thomas did not inflict them. Some background is in order. Speaking to a NOW convention in July 1991, shortly after Thomas's nomination to the Supreme Court, radical feminist Florynce...
  • Republicans Empowered Bill Clinton Sexual Misconduct by Getting Clarence Thomas on Supreme Court

    11/20/2017 7:37:18 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 45 replies
    freebeacon ^ | November 20, 2017 | Conor Beck
    ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd said on Sunday that the efforts of congressional Republicans to confirm Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court amid sexual harassment allegations levied against him "empowered" former President Bill Clinton's alleged sexual misconduct. Dowd, a former Republicans strategist who now identifies as a "proud independent," made the remarks on ABC's "This Week," Newsbusters reported. "Some things are not about the tribe we're in," Dowd said of sexual misconduct allegations in general during a conversation about Clinton, who some liberals and journalists have criticized in recent weeks amid the ongoing national discussion about sexual harassment. Dowd...
  • Joe Biden Says Hes So Sorry For What Anita Hill Went Through

    11/14/2017 4:43:40 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 49 replies
    Huffington Compost ^ | November 13, 2017 | Alanna Vagianos
    One woman put Joe Biden on the spot Monday afternoon over how he handled Anita Hill when, as a senator, he chaired the confirmation hearings for Clarence Thomas nomination to the Supreme Court. The former vice president appeared at Glamours Women of the Year summit in New York with his wife, Jill Biden. After the discussion, BuzzFeeds lifestyle editor, Rachel Miller, stood up with a question for him. In the context of changing the culture and women being brave enough to come forward, Im wondering if theres anything that you would do differently with regards to Anita Hill, if given...
  • Bill Clinton: A Reckoning

    11/13/2017 3:32:34 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 26 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 13, 2017 | Caitlin Flanagan
    The most remarkable thing about the current tide of sexual assault and harassment accusations is not their number. If every woman in America started talking about the things that happen during the course of an ordinary female life, it would never end. Nor is it the power of the men involved; history instructs us that for countless men, the ability to possess women sexually is not a spoil of power; its the point of power. Whats remarkable is that these women are being believed. Most of them dont have police reports or witnesses or physical evidence; many of them are...
  • Smithsonian gives Clarence Thomas a spot in African-American history museum

    09/25/2017 11:03:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sept 25, 2017 | Bradford Richardson
    After not appearing in the museum for most of its inaugural year, Clarence Thomas now has a spot in the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Linda St. Thomas, chief spokesperson for the Smithsonian Institution, said the museum installed an exhibition case called The Supreme Court honoring both black justices who have sat upon the nations highest court.
  • The Shameful Blackout of Thomas, Sowell and Williams

    08/10/2017 6:41:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 10, 2017 | Larry Elder
    Clarence Thomas, one of nine members of the Supreme Court and the second black to ever join the Court, is not in the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Asked to explain Thomas' absence, the chief spokeswoman for the Smithsonian said, "The museum's exhibitions are based on themes, not individuals." Yet the museum plans to add a popular local D.C. television news broadcaster. The museum's founding director, Lonnie Bunch, said the broadcaster "symbolized that it was really important that America was changing and his presence was a symbol of that change." And Thomas, raised in...
  • Dem Senator Calls Conservative Justices Three Horsemen of the Apocalypse

    06/26/2017 12:46:00 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 71 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 6/26/17 | Paul Crookston
    Sen. Mazie Hirono (D., Hawaii) called Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch, Samuel Alito, and Clarence Thomas "the three horsemen of the apocalypse" on MSNBC on Monday as she decried President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily banning travel from six nations in the Middle East and North Africa. Hirono criticized the justices for wanting to lift the injunction against Trump's executive order, which the other six justices agreed to review. Hirono called the order a "Muslim ban," despite the fact that it does not affect about 88 percent of the world's Muslims. "This is like the three horsemen of the apocalypse,...
  • Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch Blast SCOTUS for Refusing to Hear Major Second Amendment Case

    06/26/2017 10:51:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Reason ^ | 06/26/2017 | Damon Root
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a major case out of California that asked whether the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms includes the right to carry firearms in public. By refusing to get involved, the Court left in place a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit that denied constitutional recognition to the right to carry. Writing in dissent, Justice Clarence Thomas, joined by Justice Neil Gorsuch, blasted the Court for its failure to act and for its "distressing trend" of treating "the Second Amendment as a disfavored right." According to...
  • Clarence Thomas Attacks Civil Asset Forfeiture, Lower Court Follows His Lead

    06/25/2017 2:22:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    Reason ^ | Jun. 21, 2017 | Damon Root
    Asset forfeiture "has led to egregious and well-chronicled abuses."In March the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case filed by a Texas woman fighting for the return of over $200,000 in cash that the police seized from her family. Although neither Lisa Olivia Leonard nor any of her relatives were ever charged with any underlying crime connected to the cash, the state's sweeping asset forfeiture laws allowed the authorities to take the money. The Supreme Court offered no explanation when it refused to hear Leonard v. Texas. But one member of the Court did speak up in protest. In...
  • IRS Brazenly Continues Crackdowns On Conservative Organizations

    05/05/2014 8:39:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 5, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    A little publicized IRS decision should have conservatives who write about politics very alarmed. The IRS revoked the tax-exempt status of a conservative political organization, the Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty (PHCIL), due to a handful of articles that founder Gary Aldrich wrote in his personal capacity. His decade-old articles simply criticized Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, which the IRS claimed constituted electioneering. The articles were linked to as "alerts" from the PHCIL website. The American Spectator noted, Although the literature demands that those like Clinton and Kerry be kept out of power, it never specifically says, Dont vote...
  • Remembering Rich Blumenthal's Vietnam Deception

    01/16/2017 5:37:17 AM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 16, 2017 | Lloyd Billingsley
    Senate smear never paid a price for claiming he served. In the confirmation hearings for Jeff Sessions, president-elect Donald Trumps choice for Attorney General, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut Democrat, proceeded as though David Horowitz had been the AG choice. David Horowitz was not present but Blumenthal cited his statements that all the major Muslim organizations are connected to the Muslim Brotherhood, that 80 percent of the mosques in America are filled with hate against Jews, and that too many blacks are in prison because too many blacks commit crimes. Senator Blumenthal, an attorney, had not taken the trouble to investigate...
  • Pence to be sworn in by Justice Thomas

    01/12/2017 5:46:09 PM PST · by usafa92 · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/12/2016 | Brooke Seipel
    Vice president-elect Mike Pence will be sworn into office Jan. 20 by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Reuters reported Thursday. Thomas, a conservative legal icon, was included in the official program for Trumps inauguration as shared online by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies. Trump will be sworn in by the Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. Traditionally, the chief justice swears in the president, and an incoming vice president picks someone else to administer his oath of office. Thomas, 68, is the second black justice to serve on the Supreme Court and is one of its most...
  • Justice Thomas scolds Supreme Court while honoring Scalia

    11/18/2016 5:04:17 AM PST · by kevcol · 38 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 17, 2016 | Ryan Lovelace
    "Today it is the view of many that the Supreme Court is the giver of libertieswhat an odd conception of governance that We the People are dependent on the third branch of government to grant us our freedom," Thomas said. "With such unchecked judicial power, the court day-by-day, case-by-case, is busy designing the Constitutionas Justice Scalia once quippedinstead of interpreting it." . . . "Whether we in this room tonight ultimately win or lose the effort to reclaim the forms of government that the Framers intended, it is our duty to stand firm in the defense of the Constitutional principles...
  • Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Denies Groping Accusation

    10/27/2016 12:40:11 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 81 replies
    law.com /time.com ^ | 10/27/16 | Justin Worland
    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has denied a sexual assault accusation leveled against him by a one-time female dinner guest, according to a report published Thursday. The allegation, reported in the National Law Journal, comes nearly three weeks after Moira Smith wrote on Facebook that Thomas had grabbed her buttocks multiple times during a 1999 dinner party at the justices home. Smith, now general counsel to Enstar Natural Gas Company, said she was one of several Truman scholar invited to Thomas home that evening and was setting the table when the alleged unwanted contact occurred. She was 23 at the...
  • Former Ted Cruz Delegate: Why I'm Voting for Donald Trump

    10/25/2016 12:59:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Chrisma ^ | October 24, 2016 | Bob Eschliman
    As a national security leader said to me, "Donald Trump's victory may not be the conservative movement's victory, but his defeat is America's defeat. His win gives us room to maneuver, while his defeat seems poised to end our liberties." As progressives erode and weaken what is exceptional about America, I worry we may not have four more years to spare. I fear we are sliding toward "the darkness" Ronald Reagan warned of when he said, "We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on Earth, or we will sentence them to take the first...
  • Smithsonian on Why Clarence Thomas is Not in New African American Museum: We Cannot Tell Every Story

    10/18/2016 9:20:02 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 40 replies
    CNSnews ^ | 10/18/2016 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) The new Smithsonian Institutions National Museum of African American History and Cultures tagline is powerful moments in African American history, culture, and community. However, the museum with a $540 million price tag funded 50 percent by U.S. taxpayers and with a collection of more than 36,000 artifacts and 100,000 people represented doesnt include many prominent blacks, including Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Edward Brooke, a Republican who became the first African American to be elected to the U.S. Senate by popular vote in 1966. After touring the new museum and exploring the website, which contains...
  • What Anita Hill and Bill Clinton Can Teach Us About Donald Trump and Women

    10/17/2016 10:51:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2016 | John C. Goodman
    There will be some people going to the polls next month who were not even born when these events happened. Yet the print and broadcast media are a swirl with tales of powerful men, the women they interacted with and, of course, sex.The trouble is that most of what is being said is wrong. Take Anita Hill. Twenty-five years ago she appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee and in dramatic testimony, televised to a national viewing audience, accused Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexually harassing her while she was his employee. Some writers are now comparing Donald Trump...
  • Clarence Thomas Is Conspicuously Absent In The New Black History Smithsonian

    10/05/2016 9:37:26 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 43 replies
    Justice Clarence Thomas, the second black man to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, is practically absent from the new National Museum of African American History and Culture.