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First Principles: It Is Emphatically the Province and Duty of the Judicial Department To Say What the Law is

“It is emphatically the province and duty of the judicial department to say what the law is.” – Chief Justice John Marshall, in Marbury v. Madison (1803)

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Na/GloPoWriMo #30: While By Rhyme We Say Goodbye

Na/GloPoWriMo #30: While By Rhyme We Say Goodbyeby Michael DoyleMoving ever towardBy inching forwardIn a sideways slideWhere up tells down to hideLife becomes its hide and seekThough we remain afraid to speakWords we really want to sayThe truths that get … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: I May Not Agree With What You Say, But To the Death I will Defend Your Right To Say It

“I may not agree with what you say, but to the death I will defend your right to say it.” -Voltaire (1694-1778)

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Na/GloPoWriMo #26: This Is Just To Play

Na/GloPoWriMo #26: This Is Just To Playby Michael Doyle (in nod to William Carlos Williams)As a mirrorTo this modernityI look aroundAt the visual syntaxSeen as it connectsIn this living roomTo say whichPragmatically Beyond the messCoveringThe roominessAsking that you forgive meFor … Continue reading

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First Principles: Remember Not Only To Say the Right Thing In the Right Place, But Far More Difficult Still, To Leave Unsaid the Wrong Thing At the Tempting Moment

“Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.”― Benjamin Franklin

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First Principles: Remember Not Only To Say the Right Thing In the Right Place, But Far More Difficult Still, To Leave Unsaid the Wrong Thing At the Tempting Moment

“Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.”–  Benjamin Franklin

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Split the Difference

Split the Differenceby Michael DoyleKicking back with my girls on the holidaysSharing life with them in a million waysWhen we happened on a soulful snip of movieWith a lot of heart that played out groovyThere in the middle of a … Continue reading

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Lessons From A Foggy Eve

Lessons From A Foggy Eveby Michael DoyleI.Up at the old North PoleThere’s an awful lot of snowThere’s something to this time of yearA time of hope and peace and good cheerThat is except for that yearOf the big snow that … Continue reading

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Attached In Meaning

Attached In Meaningby Michael DoyleWords are mainly symbolsSomething that vaguely resemblesAn agreement between we human beingsAs to what it is that we are meaningWe need a little less of the dictionaryAs we each act out our own PictionaryOf all that … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: When Democrats Say They Want ‘Unity’, What They Really Mean Is They Want Submission

“When Democrats say they want ‘unity,’ what they really mean is they want submission.” – Sean Davis

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