Time was, not long ago, when the right wing railed against the overreach of unelected judges with lifetime appointments who tried to usurp the power of Congress and impose their own vision of society. That was before the Roberts Court.
The Republican leadership's collapse in the battle over extending the payroll tax holiday and unemployment benefits could be a turning point moment that shifts the political momentum just as we enter the pivotal 2012 election year.
Even though they fell short of achieving the end goal, progressives in Wisconsin did take considerable political ground in the ongoing war over the future direction of American politics -- and the fate of the middle class.
A Guatemalan court has ordered La Procuraduría General de la Nación and the Ministry of External Relations to work with the U.S. Embassy to "locate and retrieve" a child adopted to Timothy and Jennifer Monahan of Missouri in 2007.