Since the time of the Founding Fathers, people have debated who America's representative democracy should represent. It was a pretty radical idea for American colonists to advance the idea that those who were elected to our government should represent all of We the People.
When it comes down to the freakiest of the freaky in the whole Republican field, Donald Trump is very hard to top. Trump not only is running for president, he's apparently on a mission to singlehandedly destroy his own Trump brand, forevermore.
Our fight for civil and human rights for the LGBT community goes on. Marriage equality is only one rung in the ladder to victory. Bigger battles are yet to be fought and won. We cannot accept that you can marry today and, in 29 states, lose your job tomorrow.
In cases involving an act of Congress, such as the Voting Rights Act, the Court pays great deference to findings of facts by Congress. Congress is, after all, the peoples' elected representatives; and, it can be changed.
Of the many dozens of predictions I had heard, many foresaw a 5-4 vote, but I know of no one who expected a 5-4 vote in favor of the individual mandate that would align Chief Justice John Roberts alone with the Court's four more liberal justices.
Prodded by host Mark Green, the women would have both voted to confirm Kagan but they split sharply on whether today's Birthers are no worse than W's detractors were. The women, however, agreed that Spitzer was terrific.
The Supreme Court has yanked the rug out from under the argument that Kagan shouldn't have had the option to bar military recruiters from campus while dean of Harvard law school. Today's ruling affirms that right for universities.
Can you imagine a trial in which the judge commenced the proceedings by announcing their verdicts and then calling for the submission of evidence? The Senate hearing on a judicial nominee is not a trial, but it certainly is akin to one.
It is worth recalling that Elena Kagan was previously nominated to the bench: President Clinton nominated Kagan to serve on the D.C. Circuit in 1999. Had the Senate confirmed her then, she would have spent 11 years on a federal bench by now.
Put aside the crazy "Obama's a Muslim" idiocy -- assume John McCain had won the presidency instead. Do you really think the Senate would confirm a Muslim candidate right now, even a conservative right-wing one? I don't.