In 1861-65, Americans waged a war among themselves that remains the bloodiest in U.S. history. It began as a fight to preserve the Union but morphed into an abolitionist war to free 4 million men, women and children from bondage.
The attorney general's announcement about freeing federal prosecutors to go after marijuana operations in states where it is legal has provoked strong bipartisan opposition.
Though she has declined to say what she thinks is the ideal national minimum wage, the Democratic presidential candidate has implied that it might differ from place to place -- and thus she would not push for an increase if she were president.
He may have driven over state lines in a Tesla, but Texas Gov. Rick Perry again demonstrated that he is clearly living in another era -- one that a vast swath of the country has already left behind -- during a speech in San Francisco on Wednesday night at the Commonwealth Club of California.
While Washington is doing more to address climate change, individual American states are scaling back their efforts -- and apparently with public approval.
Some metrics drawn from football metaphors might help to convey more clearly the magnitude of Judge Bolton’s ruling. If a lawsuit was scored like a football game, the score might be of this magnitude: United States 48, Arizona 6. If a lawsuit was scored like a football game, the score might be of this magnitude: United States 48, Arizona 6.
The attorneys general of Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Virginia are suing over the health care reform bill, citing state sovereignty and alleging federal overreach under the Commerce Clause of the Constitution.
"Freedom means freedom for everyone," says Dick Cheney. Even the prince of darkness loves his gay daughter. But as long as we're all getting freedom, can we have our habeas corpus back?