How the DOMA ruling creates a path for nationwide marriage equality
How the DOMA ruling creates a path for nationwide marriage equality.
An old letter suggests she too once saw the Supreme Court as a political body
An old letter suggests she once saw the Supreme Court as more political than she says she does today.
Equality activists shouldn't worry if the Supreme Court punts the issue
Equality activists shouldn't worry if the Supreme Court punts the issue.
And the Supreme Court Is unlikely to ignore that fact.
The Supreme Court has announced it will look at two gay marriage cases. Chris Matthews feels a thrill running up his leg. Shivers are probably the right response. But not necessarily the Matthews kind. The Court’s consideration of the sweeping challenge to California’s Proposition 8 raises the odds that the Supreme Court strategy may backfire—a risk that the modest challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act was likely to avoid.
When Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law yesterday, it became official: health care was not to be, as certain Republicans promised, the president’s Waterloo. Republicans quickly swung to predicting that health care would instead be a deceptively successful but actually disastrous victory—more like Napoleon’s conquest of Moscow, say, which launched his bloody winter march from power.