Stone Washington column
Stone Washington is a Sophomore History Major at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. Friend him on his Facebook page, also Twitter @StoneWashington and Instagram. His email

Justice Gorsuch and the preservation of originalism
Stone Washington
April 22, 2017

"Judges should be in the business of declaring what the law is using the traditional tools of interpretation, rather than pronouncing the law as they might . . .

Tyrant Obama = Warlord Doflamingo? -- A comparative analysis
Stone Washington
March 20, 2017

Super villain, Don Quixote Doflamingo lounging while talking on his phone Former President, Barack Obama talking on the phone with his foot on the . . .

Trump's triumphant transition
Stone Washington
February 6, 2017

"We stand at the birth of a new millennium, ready to unlock the mysteries of space, to free the earth from the miseries of disease, and to harness the . . .

Clemson champions: 35-year long odyssey to victory
Stone Washington
January 17, 2017

"I'm just telling you, only God can do this. 8 years ago, Terry Don Phillips gave me a chance to lead this program. We set out to put Clemson on top. We . . .

Originalism: The supreme legacy of Judge Bork
Stone Washington
December 22, 2016

Judge Bork before the Senate Judiciary Committee on his failed Supreme Court nomination July 1, 1987 "If revisionists can ignore the most solemnly and . . .

Sun Tzu's Art of War = Donald Trump's Art of Victory
Stone Washington
November 28, 2016

"Ultimate excellence lies not in winning every battle, but in defeating the enemy without ever fighting." ~Sun Tzu, The Art of War "Sometimes by . . .

Batman's Endgame = Obama's End-term, Part 2
Stone Washington
November 2, 2016

The Joker/Obama atop his Throne of Casualties – aka We the People. Yet... We will rise again! "Because I'm the one who laughs, you get it?! I've . . .

Batman's endgame = Obama's end-term, Part 1
Stone Washington
October 20, 2016

The Joker, a classic psychopath and narcissist who doesn't work . . .

Don Quixote Democrats
Stone Washington
September 25, 2016

"When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? Perhaps to be too practical is madness. To surrender dreams – this may be madness. Too . . .

Trump-Pence's credo of American exceptionalism vs. Clinton-Kaine's punishment of globalism
Stone Washington
August 27, 2016

"I will view as president the world through the clear lens of American interests. I will be America's greatest defender and most loyal champion. We will not . . .

Trump's Odyssey
Stone Washington
July 31, 2016

"A man who has been through bitter experiences and travelled far enjoys even his sufferings after a time" "There is no greater fame for a man than that which . . .

Trump's Iliad
Stone Washington
July 6, 2016

"Let me not then die ingloriously and without a struggle, but let me first do some great thing that shall be told among men hereafter" ~ Hector, Iliad  . . .

Justice Clarence Thomas, Generation Z, and Me
Stone Washington
April 4, 2016

"My grandfather was a man, when he talked about freedom, his attitude was really interesting. His view was that you had obligations or you had responsibilities, . . .

Detroit's dynamic Republican debate
Stone Washington
March 9, 2016

GOP Candidates at the Fox Theatre, Detroit, Michigan The 11th Republican National Debate occurred at the historic Fox Theatre in Detroit, Michigan last . . .

Plato's 5 dialogues vs. America's political debates
Stone Washington
February 29, 2016

The Death of Socrates (1787) by Jacques-Louis David. The final moments before Socrates drinks the poison hemlock, surrounded by his grief-stricken . . .

Atlas shrugged, America slouched -- The Galt/Trump revolution
Stone Washington
January 28, 2016

"I started my life with a single absolute: that the world was mine to shape in the image of my highest values and never to be given up to a lesser standard, . . .

Star Wars: The Force of Progressivism Awakens
Stone Washington
December 30, 2015

"Without the Jedi, there can be no balance in the Force." ~ Lor San Tekka "There has been an Awakening... have you felt it? The Dark-side and the . . .

Lady Macbeth, or Lady MacClinton--which is the real witch?
Stone Washington
November 15, 2015

"Come, you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, and fill me from the crown to the toe top-full of direst cruelty. Make thick my blood." ~ . . .

Batman Zero Year: Savage America
Stone Washington
October 15, 2015

"Just a war of the mind. What is war, if not a battle between two strategies?" ~ The Riddler "Maybe that's what Batman is about. Not winning. But . . .

Batman Zero Year: Dark America
Stone Washington
September 12, 2015

You're making us all watch. The whole city. You shut us out and punish us night after night, as you go out there and protect those we can't. But if you do . . .

Batman Zero Year: Secret America
Stone Washington
August 15, 2015

"Because at the end of the day, what people are afraid of is the nothing of it. The randomness. The empty center. Stare into it and try to find meaning. You'll . . .

Prometheus and the flames of the future
Stone Washington
August 3, 2015

"For seeing they saw not, and hearing they understood not, but like shapes in a dream they wrought all the days of their lives in confusion." "It is an easy . . .

Albert Camus: merciless murderer and the stranger to life
Stone Washington
July 10, 2015

Since we're all going to die, it's obvious that when and how don't matter. And my lawyer, rolling up one of his sleeves, said with finality, "Here we . . .

Gulliver and the misguided travels of America
Stone Washington
June 23, 2015

"But as to honour, justice, wisdom, and learning, they should not be taxed at all; because they are qualifications of so singular a kind, that no man will . . .

Oedipus ordeal: defy truth or abandon injustice
Stone Washington
June 5, 2015

"He shall be found at once brother and father of the children with whom he consorts; son and husband of the woman who bore him; heir to his father's bed, . . .

Canterbury and the Tales of America
Stone Washington
May 15, 2015

"We are shaped by what we love." "For if a priest be foul, on whom we trust, No wonder is a common man should rust." ~Geoffrey . . .

The Lord of the Flies vs. the Lord of Israel
Stone Washington
April 19, 2015

"The hunters' thoughts were crowded with memories of the knowledge that they had outwitted a living thing, imposed their will upon it, taken away its life like . . .

1915-2015--100th Anniversary of Booker T. Washington
Stone Washington
April 8, 2015

Success waits patiently for anyone who has the determination and strength to seize it. ~ Booker T. Washington (quote in my father's office) Happy . . .

Joker is death of Gotham; Obama is death of America, Part 2
Stone Washington
March 16, 2015

"And there you are Bats... chasing us, forever chasing! And why? Because it's what you want to happen. It's what you need. Because you see, with us you're more! . . .

Joker is death of Gotham; Obama is death of America, Part 1
Stone Washington
March 4, 2015

"Eyes that let in no light, that see through the darkness, stare into you, each pupil a tiny black pearl fixed in space. A bullet coming at you. Eyes that say . . .

To live free or fail to see... that is the question for America
Stone Washington
February 11, 2015

"Thus conscience does make cowards of us all; and thus the native hue of resolution is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought" ~ Hamlet Words . . .

Beowulf and America 2015
Stone Washington
January 4, 2015

Fate often saves an undoomed man when his courage is good. ~ Beowulf The Call to Battle My inaugural essay for the New Year of 2015 is on the heroic . . .

The truth inside the lie; the owl inside the bat, Part 2
Stone Washington
September 20, 2014

"It's a story as old as Man, Bruce. Two brothers. Sons of a fabled line. Like Romulus and Remus! Eteocles and Polynices! Bruce and Thomas, sons of Gotham. Meant . . .

The truth inside the lie; the owl inside the bat, Part 1
Stone Washington
August 18, 2014

"Yes...I remember now. The bats had simply hidden deeper in the caves. In the darkest parts the owls couldn't tolerate. And when the bats came back... it was . . .

What Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1 teaches America about Obama II, Part 2
Stone Washington
July 27, 2014

So, when this loose behaviour I throw off, And pay the debt I never promised, By how much better than my word I am, By so much shall I falsify men's . . .

The Old Man, America, and the Sea of Iraq
Stone Washington
June 26, 2014

"You did not kill the fish only to keep alive and to sell for food, he thought. You killed him for pride and because you are a fisherman. You loved him when . . .

Is America still Brave... or have we become a New World?
Stone Washington
April 21, 2014

Dystopia – human baby extraction and incubation "But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want . . .

Symposium: The damnation of ideas Part 2
Stone Washington
February 16, 2014

In this sequel and review of Symposium: The Damnation of Ideas created by my father, Professor Ellis Washington, we continue to delve ever deeper into the . . .

Symposium: the damnation of ideas
Stone Washington
December 27, 2013

This article is essay review of my father's March 2012 Socratic dialogue titled, Symposium: The Damnation of Ideas (Part I & II). Here we will address Part I  . . .

Crime, punishment, and the sins of the Western man
Stone Washington
October 25, 2013

'We have facts,' they say. Facts are not everything – at least half the business lies in how you interpret them. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and . . .

We the people vs. we the animals
Stone Washington
August 24, 2013

All animals are eqval, bvt some animals are more eqval than others. ~ George Orwell, Animal Farm (1945) Prologue to 'We the Animals' Although the novel . . .

Now go, go and take America!
Stone Washington
July 12, 2013

"Beware The Court of Owls that watches all the time, Ruling Gotham from a shadow perch, behind granite and lime. They watch you at your hearth, they . . .

The Demigod: Ahab, killed by Moby Dick or his obsession for revenge?
Stone Washington
July 2, 2013

Ahab is a strange man who lost his leg to a monstrous whale on his last voyage. Confined to his cabin due to a strange sickness, the captain has been in a . . .

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