Of Neologisms, End-Around Runs and Gorillas: The Congressional Research Service 2016 Report on Presidential Eligibility, Part II

Of Neologisms, End-Around Runs and Gorillas:  The Congressional Research Service 2016 Report on Presidential Eligibility, Part II

“DANGEROUS NONSENSE” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2016 (Apr. 4, 2016) — [Editor’s Note:  The following is a continuation of an in-depth analysis of the meaning of the “natural born Citizen” requirement present in Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution and how a series of Congressional Research Service (CRS) memos dating back to […]

The Elg Ellipsis, the Maskell Myth and Pi

The Elg Ellipsis, the Maskell Myth and Pi

“BUT NEVER AS TO THE FIRST” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2013 (Aug. 26, 2013) — In a recent Bruce Willis movie, one of the best lines is uttered by John Malkovich’s character. In describing how a female spy (Catherine Zeta-Jones) was going to try to bamboozle Willis over some chardonnay, he notes: “She’s gonna play him like […]

Why the Elg Ellipsis?

ELIMINATING THE PARENTAL REQUIREMENT FOR “NATURAL BORN CITIZEN” TO “MAKE” OBAMA ELIGIBLE by Joseph DeMaio, ©2012 (May 13, 2012) — For some time now, one “nolu chan” — observing the individual’s preference for all lower-case letters, like archy the cockroach — has persisted in beating the “if-you-tell-a-lie-long-enough-it-starts-to-sound-like-the-truth” drum on Barack Hussein Obama’s purported status as a […]

Of Presidential Eligibility, Doubling Down and Linguistic Torts, Part 3

“DICTA…PURE AND SIMPLE” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2012 (Feb. 24, 2012) — [Editor’s Note:  This scholarly essay is Part 3 of 4 by Joseph DeMaio discussing how the CRS memos, authored by Jack Maskell of the Congressional Research Service, and in particular, the third memo (CRSR) obscure information from the reader indicating that jus soli, or […]