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Antonin Scalia -- The Tea Party's Court Justice

David Gans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Gans

It's time Justice Antonin Scalia -- and his ideological soul mates in the Tea Party -- honored the whole Constitution, including all the Amendments that make the Constitution the great and enduring document it is today.

Damn Wrong: Bush Admission on Torture Should Draw Special Prosecutor

Elizabeth Holtzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Holtzman

In his new book, George Bush admits to having approved waterboarding. This admission has created a difficult dilemma for the current administration. Torture is a federal crime punishable by up to twenty years in prison.

Obama's Choice

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

I was going to write about Legitimate Grievances today, but something more important has come up: Obama's Choice. Context first. My friend and...

North Dakota -- A Template For Our Economic Recovery

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Pearl Korn

The Bank of North Dakota has garnered attention for its continued profitability. Momentum is building for a sane kind of banking system that works for the people and state instead of the bottom line of banks and shareholders.

On the Issues from Abortion to War & Peace

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

I want to put this somewhat intellectual blog posting into perspective. Below is a quote from Matt Taibbi's new book, Griftopia-Bubble Machines, Vamp...

Reading Obama's Mind: Pragmatism and Its Perils (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Lydon

If there is a problem with Barack Obama's thinking, his "intellectual biographer" James Kloppenberg is saying on the morning after Obama's mid-term "h...

Black Swan Imbroglio: The Crisis of Journalism and Control of the Stack

Peter Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Schwartz

21st century journalism will be about controlling and having access to the "stack" -- taking vast amounts of raw information and transforming it into useful material for telling interesting and important stories.

4 Tea Party Leaders on "Last Word": "Social Security and Medicare are NOT Socialism"

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

If the Tea Partiers ever figured out how they were being used and manipulated -- now that might cause an uprising!

The Critics Aren't Wrong About Health Care Lawsuit

Barbara Ann Radnofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Ann Radnofsky

Last week, the Texas attorney general lambasted his critics for saying he shouldn't have sued the federal government over health care reform. In his o...

Friday Talking Points [144] -- Midterm Home Stretch

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Many Democrats in this election cycle seem to be getting much better at the tactic known as "the attack ad."

America Needs a New Constitution

George Kenney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
George Kenney

The Constitution of the United States set out rules of the game for an utterly different eighteenth century polity, society and economy. Their rules have never adapted and, frankly, cannot be adapted, to a modern democracy.

Roy Sekoff: With Palin, O'Donnell Voters 'Embracing Ignorance As A Virtue'

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Roy Sekoff joined MSNBC's Ed Schultz on his show to discuss some "not ready for prime-time" candidates, including GOP Senate nominee Christine O'Donne...

Howard Fineman: O'Donnell's Ignorance Of Constitutional Freedoms A 'Crushing Contrast' To Tea Party Platform

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost Senior Political Editor Howard Fineman visited "Countdown" on Thursday to talk about the Constitution, Christine O'Donnell and how she reflec...

Joe Miller, the "Irrational Blogger," and the Right's Even More Irrational View of Free Speech

Michael Keegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Right-wing candidates have been promoting a curious inversion of the right of free speech in a democracy. We're living in a world where candidates don't speak, but corporations do.

Glenn Beck, the NRA, and the Dangers of an Impolite Society

Josh Horwitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

A disturbing new report is out today that demonstrates a clear link between armed violence and the contemptuous political rhetoric that seems to be the raison d'être for Fox News.

President Obama: Veto Yes; Pocket Veto, No!

Robert J. Spitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Spitzer

The Constitution does not give presidents the option of choosing, or worse inventing, a veto method.

Constitutional Conservatives?
8 Self-Proclaimed Lovers Of The U.S. Constitution That Want To Amend It

AOL News | David Knowles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Does the U.S. Constitution grant Americans citizens too many rights? That seems to be the conclusion reached by some tea party activists and the cand...

Does the Tea Party Take the Constitution Seriously?

John Paul Rollert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Paul Rollert

The Supreme Court building is the Yankee Stadium of constitutional interpretation, and Tea Party members have been waving our founding document for a while now.

McConnell: 14th Amendment, Birthright Citizenship Should Be Reviewed By Congress

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told The Hill on Monday that Congress "ought to take a look at" changing the 14th Amendment, which give...

GPS and the Police State We Inhabit: Living in Oceania

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
John W. Whitehead

By ensuring that we never get lost, never lose our loved ones and never lose our wireless signals, we are also making it possible for the government to never lose sight of us, as well.

AG's Big Legal Error in Gay Divorce

Barbara Ann Radnofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Ann Radnofsky

In his rush to intervene in the now nationally famous gay divorce case, the Texas Attorney General has made a big legal mistake. He wrongly challenged...

Hardening of the Political Arteries

Terry Newell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terry Newell

Imagine a room filled with squabbling politicians, each with very strong views. They have been instructed by the voters back home to take a hard line...

The Mosque, the Nazis and Martin Luther King

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

The dispute over the mosque is a lot like a hypothetical German-American march. Just as it would be wrong to treat all German-Americans as if they are Nazis, so too is it wrong to treat all Muslims as if they support terrorism.

Justice Scalia's Originalist Sins

David Gans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Gans

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is famous for being a stickler about the words of the Constitution, but he tends to apply this approach selectively, or not at all, when it comes to the 14th Amendment.

Throw the Bums In!

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

When the economy stinks, and CEOs are getting millions in bonuses for firing enough of you, and you can't toss GE's Jeffrey Immelt out on his ear, but...