The five conservatives on the Supreme Court have now all but enabled government to violate the Establishment Clause at will by denying courts the authority to declare even unconstitutional programs unconstitutional.
House Republican leaders announced they'll be voting on a bill that reportedly contains a piece of legislative fantasy within it -- that the House can declare something to be the law without any input from the Senate or Obama.
Obama believes that as commander-in-chief he has the power to order the U.S. military into battle. But by attacking Libya he has greatly expanded the unchecked executive powers that Bush's excesses and overreach established.
For almost two years now, Republicans have issued dire warnings about an urgent threat to the Constitution emanating from the Supreme Court ruling through "empathy". It is now apparent that the face of that empathy is Sam Alito.
Republicans who have made such a grand show lately of their allegiance to the Constitution are now seeking to circumvent its requirements in their attempt to repeal the health care law. So much for following the original intent of the Framers.
One wonders if any of the Tea Partiers who've run on a platform to "return to Constitutional principles" actually bothered to read the Constitution, or whether they just purchased worn, dog-eared copies to convey that impression.
MONEY has always been the most corrupting influence in our politics, a fact that is now on full display in Republican-controlled state houses across the midwest that are voting against public employees' right to collective bargaining.
Palin, who has repeatedly botched the meaning of the First Amendment, had the audacity to school eight of the nine Supreme Court justices, including the very conservative chief justice, on the First Amendment.
Make no mistake: What is at risk in Wisconsin is the quality of life American workers have fought -- and died -- for during the past century. Without the sacrifices of union activists, free speech might never have become a reality.
President Obama's admission that the Defense of Marriage Act is no longer constitutionally defensible -- an admission he did not have to make -- lends huge weight to arguments in court that DOMA should be struck down.