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A Call to Arms

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

Never has the foundational constitutional principle of one person, one vote been so undermined by a Supreme Court majority that apparently believes money is king.

With Out Papers

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

We have an immigration issue here today. People will risk their lives to get here to become part of the bigger, louder American Family. The problem isn't that these people are coming here -- the problem is we have part of our family who have forgotten what it was like to be Italian (or whatever group YOU come from).

Even Supreme Court Justices Have A Hard Time Getting A Table At Brunch

The Huffington Post | Amanda Gutterman | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

Who said Supreme Court justices aren't just like us? Justice Samuel Alito and his wife Martha-Ann showed up on Sunday at Heirloom, a popular New Ha...

Alito's Dissent: The Problem Began With 'The Idea That Romantic Love Is a Prerequisite to Marriage'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The logical conclusion of this reasoning is that if the government could have enforced arranged marriage with a federal law, it should have, since no one could predict the outcome of these newfangled romantic-love marriages, which altered the institution of marriage forever.

After Arizona, Reconsidering the Second Amendment

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

Politics is more than a game, and that fine-sounding theories about "the blood of tyrants" can manifest as "the blood of nine-year-old girls" when troubled people take them too seriously.

The F Word: Reading into Gun Regulations

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

I'll give the gun-rights supporter on NPR this morning one bit of credit in his comparison of bookstores to gun stores: books can be dangerous. Books ...

The Supreme Court: Where They Went To College (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Harvard lays claim to the most Supreme Court justices -- five went there for law school. Samuel Alito and Sonia Sotomayor both chose Princeton for the...

Alito Was Rude (But Right)

Adam Winkler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Winkler

Alito may have been right on the facts, but his nodding was still remarkably bad form.

White House Rebuts Samuel Alito's 'Not True' Criticism

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House says President Barack Obama was accurate when he took on a Supreme Court ruling in the State of the Union address, even though Justice...

But It Is True, Justice Alito

Doug Kendall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Kendall

If Alito believes the Court's opinion doesn't reverse over a century of campaign finance law, then he should have written a concurring opinion. But muttering at the State of the Union clarifies nothing.

Sam Stein

Samuel Alito At State Of The Union: 'That's Not True' (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the Supreme Court Justices sitting right in front of him, President Barack Obama unloaded in his State of the Union address on this past week's r...

This is a Matter of Self Respect

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Elections Matter. Votes Matter. What officials do with those votes once they are in office matters. I am a Democrat. I drink the kool-aid flavored with the words "all of us are created equal."

Supreme Court's New Season: Looking Ahead

Wall Street Journal | JESS BRAVIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Questions before the Supreme Court, which begins its new term Monday, include corporate political spending, dog-fighting videos, a cross in the desert...

Sen. Grassley Admits To Different Standards For Alito And Sotomayor

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During the opening day of confirmation hearings, Judge Sonia Sotomayor came under fire from Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) for stating that her experien...

Republicans Have the Principled Backbone of an Invertebrate

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Conservatives feign to stand on principle when in fact political expediency is the only driving force. This becomes evident by the inversion of their principled positions when a Democrat takes office.

The Best Judge $3 Million Can Buy

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

The US Supreme Court ruling earlier this week gives a scary look at how justice in America is routinely bought and sold.

Pandering for Palin: SarahPAC Makes First Sales Pitch

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

While personal and political controversies are muddying up Palin's political agenda in Alaska, the distant horizon of national politics looms ever so pristine -- and inviting.

The Millionaire's Amendment

Jay Mandle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jay Mandle

Should the Mayor of New York or the Governor of New Jersey be able to overwhelm their opponents with vast personal fortunes? Justice Alito in effect says, "yes."

Obama, Clinton and Anger to Burn

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

This year offers an electoral opportunity to get out the fire hoses and douse the pyromaniacs of the GOP. But the long Obama-Clinton battle has depleted precious time with little good to show for it.