Federalism was a brilliant idea that our founders conceived. It helps us determine publicly beneficial answers to a myriad of questions about “Who Decides.” But it is based on good will among citizens of different political persuasions. We will never recover from the damage of Donald Trump and his legions until they recognize the importance of governing by the rules that have provided us with a large measure of stability for most of the past two and a half centuries.
The Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder—to overturn the “pre-clearance” requirement in Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act—continues to have major
How did it happen? Susan Collins, a seemingly sensitive person who is pro-choice on abortion rights, disses Christine Blasey-Ford’s a contention that she was sexually abused by Brett Kavanaugh. Is Collins (a) insensitive to the history of women not being believed when men say something contrary, (b) simply a poor judge of character (who could not see Kavanaugh as a bully), or (c) just a Republican who has a very different way of looking at life from the way others do?
n a truly just world, Brett Kavanaugh would not be confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court for so many reasons. While the “he said – she said” conflict between Judge Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is stealing center stage, there are countless reasons why the process is flawed.
In a dramatic break from a long-standing norm of defending federal laws, Attorney General Jeff Session has announced that the Department of Justice will
If you were looking for a hackneyed and inelegant metaphor for privilege and inequality, the building I work in would be an excellent choice.
All of us strive for perfection; none of us achieve it. But some come closer than others and James Comey seems to be one
We’ve all heard that it’s better to deal with the devil you know rather than the one you don’t. In the United States, we
Suppose that you were judging a bake-off among contestants who didn’t know the difference between sugar and salt. Suppose that you were a judge
How will the next justice appointed to the Supreme Court vote? The answer, history tells us, is: We don’t know for sure. Surprises happen.