William de Berg, The Late, Once-Great American Judiciary

William de Berg The United States Constitution, despite some initial flaws necessary to achieve a consensus and jumpstart the new American republic (e.g., the provision counting slaves as 3/5 of a person), is one of the great documents in history and has served the nation well during the almost 250 years since its inception.   But, lots of nations, even dictatorships, have impressive Constitutions on paper, promising human rights, free elections, and the rule of law.  What transforms the ideals of any Constitution into the reality of a thriving, successful democracy…

Mike Palecek, editor, PENN Magazine (April 2019)

Penn Magazine April 2019 Find it here: pennmagazine.us  During the first part of the movie Conspiracy [2001], the characters spend a good portion of their time saying “Heil Hitler,” to each other. The movie to be made based on today’s America, also called Conspiracy [2019], will have the characters saluting and greeting each other — each time they see each other, whether coming in or out of the room, having just used the restroom, getting up from the table to get the rolls and then returning, or stumbling back to…