Politics

September 10, 2012

How Nuanced is Justice Scalia’s Judicial Philosophy? An Exchange

BRYAN A. GARNER:Hardly was I surprised that Judge Richard A. Posner did not warmly embrace Reading Law, the book on textualism I coauthored with Justice Antonin Scalia.

September 08, 2012

Look Who’s Raiding Medicare Now
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Romney-Ryan say their Medicare plan would affect current seniors. They're wrong and a new report suggets why.

September 07, 2012

The Trouble with Measuring 'Tweets Per Minute'
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All those election-night references to Tweets Per Minute? Here's why they don't tell us much

Clinton vs. Obama: A Rhetorical Analysis
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In 2012, he who exhibits a command of facts in the accent of a country-western singer becomes the closest thing we have to a philosopher king.

McCaskill vs. Akin: The Senate Race That Isn’t
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Sen. Claire McCaskill is nowhere to be found in Charlotte. Rep. Todd Akin is missing from Missouri. When will these two, you know, compete?

Tonight Obama Campaigned in Prose
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In Charlotte, Obama didn't try to inspire. He just reminded voters of their choice.

September 06, 2012

The Real and the Exaggerated in Biden’s Speech (Literally)
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Biden was right about one thing: the GM bailout is one of the best arguments for Obama's reelection.

Power of the Incumbent: Why Obama’s Re-Election Would Be Truly Historic
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If Obama wins in November, we will have the first run of three consecutive presidents who've won re-election since the early 1800s.

Putin Flies with Birds, Jumps the Shark
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MOSCOW—Last summer, Russian president Vladimir Putin, who was then still technically prime minister, put on a wetsuit and diving gear, and dove into the Black Sea, where he stumbled upon an ancient urn. It was the beginning of the end for Putin, image-wise. His previous stunts—personally putting out forest fires, tagging whales with a crossbow—were ridiculous, yes, but his deep sea discovery smacked especially of a light insanity. It didn’t help when Putin’s press secretary flippantly admitted the obvious: The urn had been planted.

Debunking the ‘Democrats Hate God’ Lie
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Some inconvenient facts for partisans whipping up panic about the party's supposed dissing of God.

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