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Opinion: Clarence Thomas must recuse from January 6 cases
01-02-2024 6:00 AM

By JONATHAN P. BAIRD

Jonathan P. Baird lives in Wilmot. Back in November, the U.S. Supreme Court announced a new code of conduct. The announcement came in response to mounting criticism of the unethical behavior of certain justices, particularly Clarence Thomas. His...


Opinion: Gutting voting rights is on the table
12-11-2023 5:08 AM

By JONATHAN P. BAIRD

Jonathan P. Baird lives in Wilmot. Normally a decision by a federal appellate court would not be considered big news. But in a two-to-one ruling, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over eight states, effectively gutted the Voting...


Opinion: Saying the authoritarianism out loud
11-27-2023 6:30 AM

By JONATHAN P. BAIRD

Jonathan P. Baird lives in Wilmot. For any close observer of the MAGA movement, the last week or two has been extremely revealing. Donald Trump and the MAGA movement are telling us exactly what they intend to do if they regain power. Shredding the...


Opinion: Acapulco and the refusal to recognize the climate emergency
11-13-2023 6:00 AM

By JONATHAN P. BAIRD

Jonathan P. Baird lives in Wilmot. On October 25, a category 5 hurricane, Otis, caused catastrophic damage to Acapulco and surrounding areas on the west coast of Mexico. Otis had winds of 165 miles per hour. It left Acapulco looking like a...


Opinion: The dark money king
11-06-2023 6:00 AM

By JONATHAN P. BAIRD

Jonathan P. Baird lives in Wilmot. I would bet that if you asked most regular people who Leonard Leo was, the overwhelming majority would say they never heard of the guy. Leo first came to public attention when former President Donald Trump was...


Opinion: Family separation is now barred by a class action settlement
10-30-2023 8:35 AM

By JONATHAN P. BAIRD

Jonathan P. Baird lives in Wilmot. With so much news going on, one story did not receive the coverage it should have. The Biden administration agreed to settle an ACLU class action lawsuit, Ms. L v ICE, that will prohibit any future administration...


Opinion: The Supreme Court takes up guns and domestic violence
10-22-2023 5:00 PM

By JONATHAN P. BAIRD

Jonathan P. Baird lives in Wilmot. In November, the Supreme Court will be hearing a case, United States v Rahimi, about whether the Second Amendment invalidates a federal law that prohibits possession of a firearm by an individual subject to a...


Opinion: Red Caesarism threatens democracy and the rule of law
10-15-2023 5:00 PM

By JONATHAN P. BAIRD

Jonathan P. Baird lives in Wilmot. I expect that many Americans remain uncomfortable with the notion that Donald Trump and his MAGA movement are fascist. The word “fascist” is a political football. Both sides of the political spectrum toss it around...


Opinion: Understanding the deeper dimension of the U.S. Supreme Court’s corruption crisis
10-10-2023 4:00 PM

By JONATHAN P. BAIRD

Jonathan P. Baird lives in Wilmot. The stories about corruption at the U.S. Supreme Court keep mushrooming. We first heard about Justice Clarence Thomas accepting expensive gifts from billionaire Harlan Crow that Thomas never reported. After Thomas...


Opinion: The ratcheting-up of antisemitism
10-02-2023 6:00 AM

By JONATHAN P. BAIRD

Jonathan P. Baird lives in Wilmot. Lately I have been reading Naomi Klein’s brilliant new book “Doppelgänger.” It offers some acute analysis about the increasing role of conspiracy theories in our lives, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic. Without...


Opinion: Unknown heroes of the anti-slavery movement
09-25-2023 6:00 AM

By JONATHAN P. BAIRD

Jonathan P. Baird lives in Wilmot. There are periods in American history that don’t get much attention. One such period is the 1840s-1850s. Although it is not remembered now, there was an ongoing battle before the Civil War about the matter of...


Opinion: Corrosion of the legal profession
09-18-2023 6:00 AM

By JONATHAN P. BAIRD

Jonathan P. Baird lives in Wilmot. Many commentators have remarked upon the multitude of lawyers intertwined inside the political and business dealings of Donald Trump. When Jack Smith indicted Trump in Washington D.C., at least five of his six...


Opinion: Chile, and the other 9/11
09-11-2023 6:00 AM

By JONATHAN P. BAIRD

Jonathan P. Baird lives in Wilmot. September 11 marks the 50th anniversary of the military coup that overthrew Chile’s democratically-elected government led by Salvador Allende. It is the lesser known 9/11 but one that also had huge consequences. The...


Opinion: Trump should be constitutionally disqualified
09-05-2023 6:00 AM

By JONATHAN P. BAIRD

Jonathan P. Baird lives in Wilmot. We are well over a year out from the 2024 presidential contest in November 2024 and most political commentators are assuming the race will be between Joe Biden and Donald Trump. That is the conventional wisdom, but...


Opinion: The perpetrators write history
08-21-2023 6:00 AM

By JONATHAN P. BAIRD

Jonathan P. Baird lives in Wilmot. In his book, “How The Word Is Passed,” the writer Clint Smith says that the history of the United States is the history of slavery. It was central to our American story. Of course, in my own educational experience,...


Opinion: What to expect from a Trump second term
08-14-2023 6:00 AM

By JONATHAN P. BAIRD

Jonathan P. Baird lives in Wilmot. While I am not an election predictor, I did notice the recent New York Times/Siena College poll taken before Donald Trump’s latest criminal indictment that indicated that he and President Biden are in a tight race...


Opinion: The billionaires’ plaything
08-07-2023 6:00 AM

By JONATHAN P. BAIRD

Jonathan P. Baird lives in Wilmot. More than any single case, the biggest story about the Supreme Court has been the exposure of its blatant corruption and the failure of Chief Justice John Roberts to respond in any meaningful way. The ProPublica...


Opinion: Move toward peace and away from cluster bombs
07-31-2023 6:00 AM

By JONATHAN P. BAIRD

Jonathan P. Baird lives in Wilmot. Instead of supporting a ceasefire and peace talks, the Biden Administration continues to pursue an extremely hawkish approach to the war in Ukraine. This is exemplified in one particularly disturbing decision which...


Opinion: A direct line from the Ku Klux Klan to MAGA
07-24-2023 7:01 AM

By JONATHAN P. BAIRD

Jonathan P. Baird lives in Wilmot. Although this association has rarely been made, the similarities between the 1920s Ku Klux Klan and Donald Trump’s Make America Great Again (MAGA) movement are marked. Both movements have preached the centrality of...


Opinion: A ‘let-them-eat-cake obliviousness’
07-19-2023 9:05 AM

By JONATHAN P. BAIRD

Jonathan P. Baird lives in Wilmot. For any student of the U.S. Supreme Court, the last term was anything but uneventful. The decisions crashed down and there was none bigger than the Court’s new decision on affirmative action, ending race-conscious...

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