The NYTimes put together a cool graphic showing the makeup of the Supreme Court majorities over recent years in which one of the conservatives has joined the four liberals.There have been 30 instances of this. Not surprisingly, Justice Anthony Kennedy was the decisive 5th vote in 25 of the 30 cases. Yesterday’s ruling was the […]
Thursday’s ruling laid groundwork for future conservative rulings, a University of Minnesota professor says.
The decision has huge political, legal, constitutional, institutional and health-policy dimensions.
The mandate was ruled to be a tax and therefore constitutional.
In 1979, 60 percent of Americans told Gallup they had “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in U.S. banks. This month: 21 percent.
Ornstein: “Sometimes you can’t say, ‘There’s the hit-and-run driver and the hit-and-run victim, and they’re both equal.’ They’re not.”
Corporations are still people, money is still speech and independent, and uncoordinated expenditures don’t have to be either.
Deciding to leave politics apparently allows you to drink some kind of truth serum.
Larry Jacobs and Joel Goldstein differ on the outlook for Tim Pawlenty as VP candidate.
“An era where [Supreme Court justices are] are frankly willing to overturn liberal legislation just because they don’t like it”
They are sirta the birthplace of democracy after all
Can a complicated argument beat a simple one?
Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson just donated $10 million to one of the pro-Romney SuperPACs.
Only in America are drone strikes popular.
But not really
Moral psychologist Jonathan Haidt challenges the left to have a rethink.
Scott Walker beats Tom Barrett by 53-46, and the same electorate on the same day (according to exit polls) favors Barack Obama over Mitt Romney by 54-42.
Seems like there’s always a way to keep the fight going
Pew finds differences aren’t growing across lines of race, class, gender, but big time across lines of party.
But you’re not missing much.