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  • Supreme Court sides with the people, not the politicians

    Supreme Court sides with the people, not the politicians
    Today the Supreme Court reinforced the principle that the voters should choose their representatives, not the other way around, in upholding an Arizona law that puts the task of drawing congressional district boundaries in the hands of an independent...
  • With NSF funds limited, is $697,177 for climate change musical worth it?

    With NSF funds limited, is $697,177 for climate change musical worth it?
    The National Science Foundation too often shortchanges American taxpayers by funding low-value, low-priority social science projects. Here are some doozies: the veiling-fashion industry in Turkey, Viking textiles in Iceland, the “social impacts&...
  • Dan K. Thomasson: It wouldn't hurt Obama to continue to push for gun reform

    WASHINGTON As we continue to mourn the latest mass murder and the president has expressed the anger and frustration that most of us feel, we all can just settle back to wait for the next atrocity and the resulting worthless disingenuous rhetoric about...
  • Trade backing: Obama still must advocate for US workers

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Friday, June 26: Now that Congress has authorized President Barack Obama to negotiate trade agreements on its behalf, both the White House and lawmakers must ensure that the deals he...
  • Republicans still beating a dead horse

    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court's decisive 6-3 vote confirming the right of all Americans to federally supported health-care insurance should end the Republican Party's losing war on Obamacare -- but it probably won't. The party tried and failed in...
  • Conservatives attack, rescue Obamacare

    What a deal. The Supreme Court's Obamacare decision reminds me of a demand that an aide to the late Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley is said to have given to reporters: Don't say what the mayor says, say what he means. Conservatives hoped that the high...
  • Time for Obama to deliver with fast track: Their Take

    Time for Obama to deliver with fast track: Their Take
    Fast track's promise By agreeing to put new trade agreements on a fast track, Congress accomplished something far greater than critics of the legislation acknowledge. Since the last fast-track law expired in 2007, the Obama administration hasn't been...
  • Other legal challenges to health overhaul remain

    If you thought the legal fight over the health care overhaul was finally over, think again. At least four issues related to the Affordable Care Act still are being sorted out in the courts, although none seems to pose the same threat to the law as the...
  • Contours of Obama's legacy form with help of unlikely allies

    Long past the prime of his presidency, Barack Obama is defying the lame-duck label and solidifying the contours of his legacy with the help of unlikely allies in Congress and the Supreme Court. Led by Chief Justice John Roberts, the high court...
  • Conservatives to the rescue: Obama's health care, trade wins

    Cracking the often-lamented partisanship of Washington, a Republican-led Congress and a conservative Supreme Court chief justice delivered back-to-back victories for President Barack Obama's ambitious trade and health care initiatives. The Supreme Court,...
  • A clean bill of healthcare

    A clean bill of healthcare
    The Supreme Court sided with common sense over ideology Thursday when it ruled that Congress intended all low-income Americans to be eligible for subsidized health insurance under the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. And contrary to what...