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Paul F. deLespinasse



Jul 16, 2024
Zoom Age Can Boost Two-Career Couples
The age of Zoom has been a gift, one of the few upsides to a pandemic which has caused so much damage to so many lives.


Jul 11, 2024
Why the High Court Doesn't Have a Conservative Majority
These recent decisions suggest that stare decisis is no longer a governing principle in American law. This is not a precedent that conservative justices would have set.


Jul 2, 2024
Why High Court Should Have Upheld Bump Stock Ban
To arrive at this conclusion, the majority opinion engaged in constitutional theology that makes old arguments about how many angels could fit on the head of a pin look reasonable by comparison.


Jun 26, 2024
Don't Let Democracy Be a Sacred Cow
Winston Churchill once said, "Democracy is the worst form of government, ... except for all the others that have been tried." But for many people, democracy has become a sacred cow.


Jun 18, 2024
Right to Jury Trial Can Teach Our Political Parties Much
Those who fear a second-term dictatorship by Mr. Trump might therefore do well to calm down a bit. Politicians who have echoed Mr. Trump's claim of unfairness in his recent trial should also calm down.


Jun 13, 2024
AI Can Recreate History, and Pose Dangers
Seventy years ago, Chief Justice Earl Warren read the Supreme Court'ss opinion in Brown v. Board of Education. I recently listened to a recording of Warren announcing the decision in 1954. This would be unremarkable had not recorders been forbidden in the court then.


Jun 4, 2024
Can 'Time-Shifting' Batteries Enhance Solar Benefits?
A better alternative to time-shifting surplus power can be location-shifting: moving it to somewhere else, where it is currently needed, through a grid.


May 29, 2024
'No Taxation Without Representation' , Do We Really Believe It?
Another approach to eliminating the conflict between our actions and the old slogan could be to amend tax laws to exempt people who are ineligible to vote from paying taxes.

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