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President Obama Was Against Unilateral Executive Action On Immigration Before He Was For it

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If the President now believes he can act unilaterally on immigration reform, why did he spend the last five years saying that he couldn’t?

The Ivy League Supreme Court

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Every member of the Supreme Court graduated from an Ivy League Law School. That kind of homogeneity is not healthy.

Most PATRIOT Act ‘Sneak And Peek’ Warrants Used In War On Drugs, Not War On Terror

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Not surprisingly, a law passed in the wake of the September 11th attacks has been used mostly for things that have nothing to do with terrorism.

America Still Not a Center-Right Nation

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Tuesday’s Republican wave didn’t change the fundamentals.

What to Make of the 2014 Wave Election

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What happened Tuesday? And what does it tell us about 2016?

2014 Midterm Election Predictions

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Time to look into the crystal ball.

Political Pressure Grows For An Ebola Travel Ban, But The Argument For One Remains Weak

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A travel ban sounds like a simple solution to a complex problem. Like most simple solutions, though, it becomes far less appealing when you think about the details.

Obama Names ‘Ebola Czar,’ Doesn’t Explain Why We Need One

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President Obama has appointed an “Ebola Czar,” but it’s unclear why we need one when there are already people who are supposed to be in charge of the Ebola response.

Problems With The Response To Ebola, And A Little Perspective

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We’ve become aware of failures in how we’ve handled the Ebola situation. The response is to figure out what went wrong and do our best to fix it, not to panic.

Another War, Another Pentagon Cover-Up

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A new report from the New York Times confirms the adage that, in war, the first casualty is the truth.

Noncompetitive House Elections

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My ongoing crusade to spark thought and discussion on the quality of representation in the US Congress.

Is Amazon a Monopoly?

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Frank Foer proclaims, “Amazon Must Be Stopped. It’s too big. It’s cannibalizing the economy.”

Federal Judge Strikes Down Subsidies For Federal Obamacare Exchanges

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A legal setback for the Affordable Care Act, but the important arguments on this issue lie in higher courts.

Republicans Still Have A Problem With Female Voters

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Two prominent Republican groups point out the blindingly obvious.

UK Poorer Than All US States Except Mississippi

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Alabamians like to exclaim, “Thank God for Mississippi.” Perhaps it’s time for that slogan to cross the Pond.

Burger King Should Not Be Condemned If It Moves To Canada For Tax Purposes

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The announcement of a potential merger between Burger King and Tim Horton’s has led to much moral preening from the usual suspects.

What If “Justice” In The Mike Brown Case Doesn’t End In A Conviction?

Protests Continue In Missouri Town After Police Shooting Of 18-Yr-Old Man

There is a good possibility that Darren Wilson could be acquitted in the shooting of Michael Brown.. Are the protesters ready to accept that reality?

Professor-Cop Blames Victims of Police Violence

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17-year veteran of the LAPD says, “If you don’t want to get hurt, don’t challenge me.”

The Timing of Elections Matters (Ferguson Edition)

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Yet another example of how institutional choices matter.

Police Are Not Soldiers; Our Communities Are Not War Zones

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We should not tolerate them acting otherwise.

Will the GOP Ever Win Another Presidential Election?

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It’s hard for a party to win four straight presidential elections. The Democrats may pull it off.

Obama’s Iraq Policy Is Open-Ended, Directionless, And Likely To Fail

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President Obama doesn’t seem to have any idea what he wants to do in Iraq.

The GOP Establishment Won The Primary Battles, But They Let The Tea Party Win The War

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Tea Party backed candidates may have lost most of the GOP primary battles, but they’ve won the war for control of the Republican agenda.

Voter ID Laws Are A Solution In Search Of A Non-Existent Problem

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There is simply no evidence of the kind of in-person voter impersonation that Voter ID Laws were designed to prevent.

Nothing is Private Anymore; Should it Be?

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Our laws and social norms have not caught up to modern life.

Todd Akin Won’t Shut Up About Rape

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Todd Akin continues to give Republicans headaches.

Majority Of Republicans Support Obama’s Impeachment

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A lot of Republicans dislike the President enough to think that he should be removed from office, but will that make impeachment more likely to happen?

Republicans Still Don’t Know How To Communicate With Female Voters

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It appears that the GOP still has a problem communicating with women.

Citizens United And Hobby Lobby Are About Individual Rights, Not ‘Corporate Rights’

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Much of the criticism of Hobby Lobby, and Citizens United before it, is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of what those decisions stand for.

Presidential Overreach Should Be More Than Just Another Partisan Fight, But That’s What It Will Be

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There are legitimate issues regarding Presidential overreach and separation of powers that President Obama’s actions while in office have raised. But none of that will be discussed in our hyperpartisan political culture.

Are Cell Phones Getting Worse?

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Modern devices are more fragile, frustrating, and resource intensive than those of a decade ago.

Americans Disapprove Of Obama’s Handling Of Iraq, And Of The Idea of Intervening In Iraq

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Americans disapprove of how the President is handling Iraq, but they don’t like what his critics are proposing either.

Ingraham’s Immigration Policy Prescriptions

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Discussions about immigration policy are, unfortunately, very much like Groundhog Day.

Do Conservatives Think The Poor ‘Have It Easy?’

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Coming across as uncaring doesn’t help advance your political arguments.

Has Soccer Finally Captured American Hearts?

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Only two 2013 college football games attracted more viewers that Tuesday’s World Cup match vs. Belgium.

Is The Law That Saved Hobby Lobby Unconstitutional?

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Is the Religious Freedom Restoration Act itself an unconstitutional Establishment of Religion barred by the First Amendment? There’s a compelling argument that it is.

Explaining ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws

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There’s been far too much hysteria and hyperbole when it comes to ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws.

It’s Still Ad Hominem If They’re Neocons

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My latest for The National Interest, “Neoconservatives, the Iraq Debate and Ad Hominem Attacks,” has posted.

A Quick Note on Voters (MS Primary Edition)

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Parties do not own voters, and the job of campaigns is to attract voters.

Americans Have Lost Confidence In President Obama On Foreign Policy

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The evidence is clear. When it comes to the ability to handle foreign crises, the President has lost the public’s confidence.

British Ban Teaching Creationism As Science, Should The U.S. Do The Same?

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It is now illegal to teach creationism as science in the United Kingdom in any school, public or private, that receives public funding.

Washington Redskins Trademark Canceled

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The US Government has deemed the nickname of the capital’s NFL club racially offensive.

Obama Is Not To Blame For The Deterioration Of Iraq, And The U.S. Can’t Fix It

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Iraq is falling apart for reasons that have nothing to do with President Obama or his policies.

Bill Gates: The Most Powerful Man in America?

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How the richest man in the world quickly changed the education curriculum in 45 states.

Where’s The Outrage Over The Outrage?

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When everything’s an outrage, is anything outrageous?

Why It Matters That Obama Didn’t Follow The Law In The Bergdahl Release Deal

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Good intentions and good results aside, the President’s disrespect for the Rule Of Law should concern everyone.

What Bowe Bergdahl Deserves

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Not every soldier is a hero. Not even every POW.

Did Obama Violate The Law With The Bergdahl Release? It Sure Seems Like It

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Good intentions aren’t an excuse for failure to follow the law.

It’s A Matter Of Trust

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It’s no wonder that our politics system is a mess when you realize that people don’t trust each other much anymore.

Hillary Clinton Takes Defiant Tone On Benghazi In New Book

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In her upcoming book, Hillary Clinton strikes a defiant tone against conservative’s continued interest in the Benghazi attack.

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