- January 6, 2021
That each and every one of the Pentagon 10 is by his own lights a patriot, not to mention a beneficiary of white male privilege, is undoubtedly the case. That each did his level best is also no doubt the case. Yet all accepted without question an assumption that has long formed foundation of U.S. national security policy: the conviction that the possession and use of matchless military might offers the best way to ...
- November 18, 2020
The summer of unrest sharpens the nation’s attention to issues of racial justice.
- November 12, 2020Originalists believe that all that the original text of the Constitution should stand, as written, in the late 18th century. Originalists often refer to jurists who take the stance that the Constitution is a living document as “activist” judges.
- November 2, 2020Conservative justices said it was too late to change the rules, but said they’d support disqualifying 2020 ballots if the cases resurfaced after Election Day.
- October 24, 2020
This version of our government is not popular. Republican senators who will vote for Barrett represent 14.3 million fewer Americans than the Democratic senators who oppose her confirmation. Schumer today warned his Republican colleagues: “The majority has trampled over norms, rules, standards, honor, values, any of them that could possibly stand in its monomaniacal pursuit to put someone on the court who will take away the rights of so many Americans.”
- October 2, 2020
On this week's MOYERS ON DEMOCRACY, Bill Moyers speaks to Lisa Graves about what's at stake in rushing Amy Coney Barrett's nomination through the Senate. Barrett is a young judge who has been nominated with the understanding that Republicans are looking for her to cast a vote for Trump from the bench.