Obama's NLRB Defeat Was a Victory for Pragmatism
June 26, 2014

It's a liberal victory for interpreting the Constitution as an evolving text rooted in historical practice.

The Supreme Court's Recess Appointment Ruling Should Petrify Democrats
June 26, 2014

Thanks Supreme Court: If Dems lose the Senate in November, Obama will have a hard time confirming anyone.

College Football Players Are Employees, Says Chicago NLRB
March 26, 2014

In an historic ruling, Northwestern football players won the right to hold a vote on unionizing. They were ruled employees under federal law.

The Winners—and One Big Loser—of the Filibuster Fight
July 16, 2013

As you’ve heard or read by now, perhaps from my colleague Alec MacGillis, the big standoff over presidential nominations and the filibuster is over.

Bring on the Nuclear Option!
July 15, 2013

Sometimes gridlock is good. Ninety-eight senators met in a rare, closed-door session on Monday night. A smaller group of senators, including the leaders of both parties, met separately afterwards.

Nuclear War
July 15, 2013

What happens if an entire 80-year-old agency of the United States government with some 1700 employees effectively ceases functioning, even as it continues to exist on paper and occupy a line on the federal budget?