Politics

Can We Take John Roberts's Word at Face Value?

Conservatives don't seem to be able to.

Our Strange Ideological Divide

When Democrats pursue centrist solutions to problems, Republicans react as though we were all just herded onto collective farms.

Failures of Spin

What Republicans can't say about the uninsured.

LEGOs for Oil?

Buying toys isn't as easy as you might think.

Roberts's Switch in Time

CBS News confirms what we were all thinking—the chief justice changed his mind about the Affordable Care Act decision.

Judges Take On Climate Skeptics

The D.C. Court of Appeals released an opinion last week that protects the EPA's greenhouse-gas regulation from the scorn of those who protest climate-change prevention.

Where Work Disappears and Dreams Die

In Gary, Indiana—the former “Magic City” of industrial might—jobs have left, and so has almost everything else.

Reading the Tea Leaves in the Supreme Court Opinions

Did Chief Justice Roberts change his mind about the Affordable Care Act at the last minute? Whatever happened, it's going to be a long time before we find out. 

Court Stays Clear of Tinkering with the First Amendment

Xavier Alvarez may or may not qualify for mental-health care under the ACA, but the Court at least decides he won’t be going to jail.

What’s So Radical about Same-Sex Marriage?

Part Three in my response to David Blankenhorn’s half-hearted conversion to equality

Peggy Noonan Feels the News

You can't feel it yet, but she does.

Supreme Surprise

Health-care reform survives another near-death experience.

If Texas Doesn't Expand Medicaid, Two Million Will Be Without Options

Yesterday's ruling means they'll have to cross their fingers and hope the state chooses to give them coverage.

On Medicaid, Republicans Explore New Moral Depths

They'd rather see their own citizens uninsured than see them get coverage from the government.

Sometimes a Loss Is Just a Loss

Despite some pundits' quibbles, Chief Justice Roberts's opinion doesn't constitute a win for conservatives.

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