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Yes We Can.

(159) Comments | Posted June 28, 2012 | 10:54 AM

Yes we can.

Now that the Supreme Court has issued its decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, the next phase of the battle over Obamacare is about to begin.

And, yes -- this time around -- we can make Mitt Romney and the Republicans pay the political price they...

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2012: Seeing the Long Arc of American Democracy Reversed

(283) Comments | Posted May 31, 2012 | 12:59 PM

Mitt, congratulations.

At long last, you are the official Republican nominee for president.

And a special shout-out to the people without whom your victory would have been impossible: I am speaking of course, of John Roberts, Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito: The deciders in the...

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Why Do so Many Americans Support the Preservation of the Filibuster?

(0) Comments | Posted May 18, 2005 | 1:15 PM

What's going on? Why do so many Americans support the preservation of the filibuster?

Research shows that most Americans don’t fully understand the filibuster. Yet, in poll after poll, sizable majorities of Americans say they support it. A new national poll released by Time Magazine, for instance, says that Americans...

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