Tag Archives: Barack Obama

King v. Burwell: the Great Decider rumbles

Well! On first glance this doesn’t look good if you’ve lost The Great Decider on a federalism question: Trained constitutional lawyers will find it noteworthy that his focus here is on the consequence for states as such, and not for … Continue reading

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Who’s the irrational one?

Because this week the Bibs will address the House that John Boehner split, expect more posturing than usual on the cable channels. Because it’s safer to discuss the propriety of the Bibs’ addressing the Congress, no one dare mention in … Continue reading

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You keep me hanging on

The Supremes will hear King vs. Burwell this week. At issue: whether the plaintiff’s novel interpretation of four words qualify for disembowelment of the Affordable Care Act. The NYT editorial: Reading the Affordable Care Act as a whole, it’s clear … Continue reading

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Collect away!

Meanwhile the wheels of justice continue to grind civil liberties to dust: A federal court has again renewed an order allowing the National Security Agency to continue its bulk collection of Americans’ phone records, a decision that comes more than … Continue reading

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Suck it up, USA

Stan Collender is correct. Democrats have nothing to do with this: The Republican vs. Republican budget war is now wide open for all to see. The House’s intransigence on this particular issue — it insists that the DHS appropriation include … Continue reading

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The twaddle called ‘credibility’

As the president asks for a congressional authorization for a campaign against ISIL that he has already started without them, pundits are back to pronouncing a certain five-syllable word. Larison sniffs: The cleverness of the “credibility” argument is that it … Continue reading

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‘It’s like Communism!’

For my friends who don’t understand the paradoxes of Miami-Dade County life, here’s a vignette about Obamacare, the Cuban-American population, and the city with the highest percentage of Rick Scott voters in South Florida: The man stood up in a … Continue reading

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