WASHINGTON – Two 5-4 decisions last week on the final decision day of the Supreme Court’s term dealt with issues that illustrate the legal consequences of political tactics by today’s progressives.
WASHINGTON – Even when Supreme Court decisions are unanimous, the justices can be fiercely divided about fundamental matters, as was demonstrated by two 9-0 rulings last week.
WASHINGTON – Amanda Blackhorse, a Navajo who successfully moved a federal agency to withdraw trademark protections from the Washington Redskins because it considers the team’s name derogatory, lives on a reservation where Navajos root for the Red Mesa High School Redskins.
WASHINGTON – What philosopher Harvey Mansfield calls “taming the prince” – making executive power compatible with democracy’s abhorrence of arbitrary power – has been a perennial problem of modern politics.
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WASHINGTON – What Winston Churchill said of Secretary of State John Foster Dulles – that he was a bull who carried his own china shop around with him – is true of Susan Rice, who is, to be polite, accident prone.
MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota says it has 10,000 lakes.
WASHINGTON – Standing on his presidential limousine, Lyndon Johnson, campaigning in Providence, R.I., in September 1964, bellowed through a bullhorn: “We’re in favor of a lot of things and we’re against mighty few.”
CHICAGO – Democracy can be cruel because elections deprive the demos of the delight of alibi …
WASHINGTON – U.S. District Judge Rudolph T. Randa, revolted by the police-state arrogance of …
WASHINGTON – After the marshal on Monday spoke the traditional “God save the United States a …
WASHINGTON – If the president wants to witness a refutation of his assertion that the survival of the Affordable Care Act is assured, come Thursday he should stroll the 13 blocks from his office to the nation’s second-most important court, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.