Published in Flagpole Magazine, p. 8 (July 12, 2006).


It will soon be six years since five right-wing Republican U.S. Supreme Court justices, first, on the flimsiest of pretexts, outrageously stopped an ongoing, soon-to-be completed vote recount and then, in the most scandalously partisan and dishonest judicial opinion in recent history, hand-delivered the presidency to fellow right-wing Republican George Bush.