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The Right-Wing Legacy of Justice Lewis Powell, and What It Means for the Supreme Court Today

The late Justice Antonin Scalia may loom large in recent SCOTUS history, but another conservative member of the top court was hugely influential in his own right.

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The Psychopathology of Donald Trump

Does Donald Trump only say crazy things, or does he say crazy things because he actually is crazy?

Posted on Jul 31, 2016 READ MORE



Why Bernie Sanders Is Still Standing

In the Cold War era, the Vermont senator’s “socialist” label would have been enough to stop his campaign in its tracks, but now, many younger voters don’t know what communism was and, as a result, Red-baiting has lost its sting.

Posted on May 30, 2016 READ MORE



Keeping Wall Street Speeches Secret Speaks Volumes About Hillary Clinton

A watchdog website is tracking the time since she promised she’d “look into” releasing the transcripts, but all she and her surrogates have done is unleash a cascade of excuses, obfuscations and evasions.

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An Odd Cloud Rolls Toward Hillary Clinton’s Campaign: The Case of an Arrested Romanian Hacker

New information squeezed out of “Guccifer” by U.S. authorities could reignite the email controversy as the national election nears. Already, his disclosures are plaguing the Democratic front-runner.

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A Day of Reckoning for Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder? Let’s Raise a Glass of Clean Water to That

He’s unlikely to face criminal charges for the Flint contamination crisis, and he might not suffer from any of the pending lawsuits. Even so, the future could bring a certain kind of justice.

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Antonin Scalia’s Death Bolsters the Hopes of Abortion-Rights Forces

Before the passing of the hard-right justice created the possibility of a dramatic shift in the Supreme Court, there was fear that Roe v. Wade would be undercut in a pending case. Now beleaguered rights proponents are looking to Justice Anthony Kennedy to swing the ideologically divided bench their way.

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After Antonin Scalia’s Death, What’s Next for the Supreme Court?

In addition to causing stalemates on cases in progress, the justice’s passing is likely to unleash a pitched battle to name his successor and generate a key issue in the fight for the presidency. Updated

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Could a President Hillary Clinton Be Impeached Over Her Emails?

In a word: yes. The pundit who claimed she would be shielded from the consequences of pre-inaugural actions was wrong. The big question is whether her email operations amounted to “high crimes and misdemeanors” ... whatever those words might mean at a given political moment.

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The Supreme Court Approaches Judgment Day

With a bench containing three octogenarians, the next president will have a historic opportunity to reshape the court. At stake: five pivotal legal and social issues.

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