Archive for February, 2015

The Unsinkable R.B.G.

February 21, 2015

The York Times, Thursday, February 20, 2015

The Unsinkable R.B.G. by Gail Collins

“Ruth Bader Ginsburg (U.S. Supreme Court Justice) isn’t going anywhere soon…”

Questions asked by M.S. Collins of Justice Ginsburg about retirement were rather evasive, such as the following: “But John Paul Stevens: didn’t step down until he was 90.”

“Ginsburg herself isn’t given to romanticizing.  Asked why the women’s rights revolution happened so quickly, she simply said: ‘Well the tide was in our favor.  We were riding with winners.”

Two sentences with two metaphors: “Well the tide was in our favor.  We were riding with winners.”  We would have to ask the justice whether she was using surfing metaphors or one metaphor of the sea and the other about riding winning horses.  I think it’s the first, but I didn’t know that the justice swam in the ocean.

Corwyn Bill: A National Bar for Guns at the Lowest Denominator

February 21, 2015

“The New York Times: Op-ED, Thursday, February 19, 2015

A Gun on Every Corner, by Gail Collins

Senator John Corwyn’s Bill: A National Bar for Guns at the Lowest Denominator

Earlier this month–right between Groundhog Day and Valentine’s Day–Senator John Corwyn of Texas introduced a bill that would allow people from states with lax gun laws to carry their concealed weapons all around the country…

The Corwyn bill would set a national bar at the lowest denominator…

‘It’s a nightmare for New York law enforcement,’ said Senator Charles Shumer of of New York.”