Chief Justice Roberts' opinion upholding the Affordable Care Act, coupled with his rejection of limits on campaign contributions, is completely consistent with his history as a servant of America's corporate oligarchy.
By upholding the Affordable Care Act, the U.S. Supreme Court paved the way for a new era in health care in this country, one that matches our aspirations to greatness, our sense of fairness and -- maybe most of all -- our passion for innovation.
The Supreme Court's decision to uphold Obamacare puts me in mind of the old proverb: Be careful what you wish for. Democrats on a victory lap should watch their step, because John Roberts may have given Mitt Romney a gift.
This Court decision has given us a whole new moment of focus to actually talk with Americans about what's at stake, and what they would lose if Mitt Romney was elected President with a Republican House and Republican Senate.
In politics, taxes matter because they are so unpopular. For the Supreme Court, however, the taxing power is crucial here because it enables Congress to advance a national policy without threatening liberty.
Despite all the legalese that will be argued before the Supreme Court, we all must ask ourselves, just what is this thing called health care and where should it rank among the goods and services we buy, sell and use daily?