Month: November 2017

The Origination Clause, Article 1 §7.1

The Origination Clause, Article 1 §7.1

On Wednesdays we study the Constitution. Why study? Well, I think it should be obvious that democracy dies when citizens are dumb. I don’t want to be dumb, and I don’t want democracy to die. Why Wednesday? It works with my schedule. What’s next? Article One, Section 7, Clause 1, aka the Origination Clause.

October Clips: Will Work for Tickets

October Clips: Will Work for Tickets

Remember that bit in Shakespeare in Love about losing one’s wife at the theater? My family might have felt that way last month, when I did a fair bit of reviewing both here on the blog and for publications. But I also wrote about law and family and my other usual topics. Details after the…

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Her Story at Pacific Northwest Ballet

Her Story at Pacific Northwest Ballet

“You never take me to the modern ballets,” my 8-year-old complained. “I only get to go to the story ballets.” Was she right? Conventional wisdom tells us to introduce kids to ballet through story, but I’ve never really bought it. After all, little kids are far more likely to spontaneously erupt into abstract dance than…

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