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Originalism: The Dark Misunderstanding

Deedee Freedberg | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Deedee Freedberg

At the time of his now crucial rejection by the senate, Robert Bork's importance did not fully reach me. I knew him only as Solicitor General, third o...

Vulgar Borkians: The Tea Party and the Judge

Lawrence Rosenthal | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Lawrence Rosenthal

Zero-sum thinking in American conservatism goes deeper than disputing spoils. The Tea Party's view about things like benefits is a subset of a more general vein of conservative thought in which liberty itself is seen as a zero-sum commodity.

Bork: A Watergate Pass, But No On His Judicial Philosophy

Stanley Kutler | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

The death of Robert H. Bork on Wednesday brings to mind his singular moment: the Senate's rejection of his Supreme Court nomination in 1987.

Opposition to Robert Bork Was Not 'Shameful'

Asher Smith | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics
Asher Smith

Democrats opposing Bork's nomination would have seen their votes as not just a stand against a particular judicial nominee but as a vote against the social agenda of an administration they felt was attempting to turn the page on the progress of previous decades.

To Bain Or Not To Bain?

Steven Clifford | Posted 09.18.2012 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

The presidential election hinges on whether "bain" becomes a verb.

Borking Barak: Why the Right's Newest Attack on Kagan Is Wrong

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

This week, Republicans ramped up their newest attack on Elena Kagan: her praise in 2006 for Aharon Barak, Israel's former Chief Justice. This line of attack is as baseless as it is unsound.

Robert Bork: Elena Kagan Unfit For Supreme Court Due To Pro-Choice Views

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Failed conservative Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork is joining anti-abortion activists to publicly oppose confirming Elena Kagan ...