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Strict Constructionist

The Unbearable Lightness of Michele Bachmann, Part 2

Doug Kendall | Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics
Doug Kendall

Representative Bachmann has been steadily improving in the polls, but it seems that the more she talks, the more gaffes she makes.

Obama Can Now Pick a Judge With a Heart

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Obama has the chance to follow his heart and pick the kind of judge that both Bush picks weren't, a judge who will protect the rights of the powerless, minorities, and women.

Rand Paul: Libertarian Extraordinaire?

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

Rand Paul's thinking on refusing to serve minorities and other issues is one dimensional. It's hard to admire a mind that can't accommodate real world solutions to problems.

Do Conservatives Follow the Framers -- or the French?

Nicholas Stephanopoulos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nicholas Stephanopoulos

It is no coincidence that American conservatives now sound like French revolutionaries when they talk about legal issues.

Right to Privacy and Strict Constructionist Republicans

Donnie Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Donnie Fowler

What they say: Republicans say they hate government but also claim to be strict constructionists when it comes to the Constitution, but when it comes ...

"Non-Personhood" for Women: Defining Women Down

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michele Swenson

The "right-to-life" movement that elevates embryonic life above women's lives is more accurately termed "right-to-prenatal-life." Aside from South Dak...

How Progressives Take Back the Constitution

Doug Kendall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Kendall

Conservatives have learned how to talk about judicial nominations and the future of the Supreme Court in ways that rally the base while not alienating the political center, and progressives haven't mastered this trick.

A McCain Court: Likely Less Than Maverick

Alexander Heffner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Alexander Heffner

Presidential candidate McCain has pledged to appoint strict constructionists to the high court-- conservatives who would attack the kind of "maverick" legislation McCain has so famously backed.