Who Knew It Could Be So Complicated…

“More than a third of Americans believe that Medicaid is akin to welfare, with the implicit subtext that racial and ethnic minorities are...

Who Knew It Could Be So Complicated…

“More than a third of Americans believe that Medicaid is akin to welfare, with the implicit subtext that racial and ethnic minorities are...

The Art of the Miscalculation

“Hello, Bob. So, we just pulled it.” Donald J. Trump phones Washington Post reporter Robert Costa to report on the art of his failed...

The Art of the Miscalculation

“Hello, Bob. So, we just pulled it.” Donald J. Trump phones Washington Post reporter Robert Costa to report on the art of his failed...

John Roberts: History is Calling

The U.S. Supreme Court this week confronts partisan politics and history in a way that will profoundly impact the court as an institution...

John Roberts: History is Calling

The U.S. Supreme Court this week confronts partisan politics and history in a way that will profoundly impact the court as an institution...

Playing the Hand

First the admissions: Democrats – thank Nancy Pelosi as well as the president for this – completely lost control of any coherent message...

Historic

Roberts: The Chief Makes History There will be days and days of analysis – some of it even important – of today’s historic Supreme Court...

Supreme Power

There is an old and respected approach to judicial review of controversial and essentially political issues that holds that judges should...

What We Need

Mark Twain is not remembered as a partisan political person, but more as an equal opportunity abuser of politicians of all stripes. “It...

2012 Wildcard

Elections and the Court When the Obama Justice Department announced last week that it had asked the United States Supreme Court for an...

Dad

Hugh Billingsly (aka Ward Cleaver) must be smiling that knowing smile somewhere this weekend. He learned a lot as Wally and the Beav were...

The Judges Decide

As the first anniversary of the controversial national health care reform legislation – or more correctly health insurance reform...

The Great Twain

Of all the incredibly funny things he said, that is my single favorite Mark Twain quote. I smile every time I see it. April has been Mark...

Dallek on Obama

Dallek’s op-ed piece this week in the Wall Street Journal is a fitting wrap-up of this year in presidential politics and a must read....

Good News for Thanksgiving

Been wondering if there is any good news in the world? Wonder no more. Just in time for the Thanksgiving dinner comes new evidence – from...

Health Care Reform

Here is the opening graph of a Washington Post piece that ran on November 1st: “The debate over whether to let states opt out of any...