In a week of big headlines and big anticipation of a second Inaugural -- only the 5th in 50 years -- Arianna and Mary are at odds over the President's new aggressive leadership style on guns and debt. Mary sees a swaggering demagogue while Arianna likes his trajectory.
As I wrap up the judiciary portion of my extended rant about the imperfections in our system, I thought I would list a few of the ideas that have either been suggested or even demonstrated around the world.
Is the Supreme Court working the way we want it to? If not, what has changed? Is it fulfilling the role assigned to it by the Framers of the Constitution? Has it become too powerful, too political, too what?
The intense fire that Roberts drew from Romney and conservatives for casting the swing vote to uphold the ACA was a stern warning that justices are expected to tow a rigid, conservative line on the court.
I have concluded that reverse psychology is the president's best -- nay, only -- possible strategy going forward. Only with this tool can he harness the twin powers of Republican resentment and Democratic ambivalence in a single stroke.
Today, in a long and complicated ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act. This is an important victory for millions of uninsured people in our country and ultimately a triumph of the common good.
President Obama and Democrats must embrace Obamacare as part of the story they are telling voters about the economy. They cannot continue to be silent in the face of the relentless attack that will only accelerate.