Beltway Inertia and the Rule of Law

In a must-read post today, Glenn Greenwald challenges Ruth Marcus and the establishment Washington consensus, in which the pursuit of war crimes charges against soon-to-be-former Bush officials is arbitrarily dismissed as either too polarizing, too partisan, or just too goddamn difficult to successfully...

This Could Be Our Vice President

There could not be a more stark contrast between Senator Barack Obama and Governor Sarah Palin.  Obama is, among other things, a constitutional scholar; no kidding, he actually taught constitutional law.  Palin, on the other hand, apparently doesn’t understand the constitution, hasn’t read the...

Article 1: Don’t Ask Michael Goldfarb

Okay, this is just stupid.  If you’re a political blogger, I think it’s a given that you should be very careful when making a simple argument about the constitution.  Granted there’s a lot of stuff in there that requires interpretation.  But, say, if you want to go and spout off that the...

Honesty On Gun Control

I’m going to eschew the Tommy Franks-style theorizing that recent politics have made popular again, but even if we go beyond theorizing about the Guns-Gods-Gays baiting that the GOP have turned into an art form, it is still important to understand that Democrats still face big challenges when it comes...

He’s Either Stupid…

So I’ve had some time to think about the quote.  You know the one.  Yeah, that quote where a leading contender for the Republican presidential nomination came out and said point blank that the Constitution needed to be changed to fit the standards of God, not the other way around. Yeah, that quote. In...

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