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A few weeks back — before things really heated up and melted down in Ukraine — I read two op-ed pieces in the Wall Street Journal, both addressing the Cold War.
One referenced the “post-cold War” and the other mentioned the “new Cold War.”
Since then I have learned that I am a “Cold War Kid,” and an explosion of Cold War citations have followed Russia’s move into Crimea in very typical Soviet-Russian style.
But I don’t believe the Cold War ever ended or ever will.
A lot of us have probably worked for the minimum wage at some point in our lives.
My jobs at that rate have included maintenance work in an egg factory, warehouse work in a spaghetti manufacturing plant, working the register at a trampoline center and refereeing recreational league volleyball games.
I know at the time I worked those jobs, I probably thought I should make more doing it.
Rarely does a crime-based TV show pass without one of the characters saying to another, “You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you.”
That slice of the “Miranda Warning” ties itself to the Fifth Amendment’s important constitutional protection against state-compelled self-incrimination and the Sixth Amendment’s right to legal counsel.
But for those who cannot afford an attorney, having one provided for them poses some challenges these days.