THE POLITICS OF SUPREME COURT APPOINTMENTS

Every President makes political calculations when nominating Supreme Court Justices. President Obama, with no Latinos in his Cabinet, was under intense pressure to choose a Hispanic woman, and federal appeals court judge Sonia Sotamayor was a perfect fit. Already,...

PRO-LIFE AMERICA

For the first time since Gallup began asking this question in 1995, a majority of Americans identify themselves as pro-life: The new results, obtained from Gallup’s annual Values and Beliefs survey, represent a significant shift from a year ago, when 50% were...

POLITICIANS BEHAVING BADLY

Got an email today from my Congressman, Harry Mitchell. Somehow they got my email address and sent me a nice email promoting Mitchell’s new website, which of course promotes all the great and wonderful things Harry Mitchell is doing to improve my life. And to...

SUPREME STEALTH

David Souter never belonged on the Supreme Court, something even he seemed to acknowledge by his decision to resign from a lifetime appointment in good health at the age of 69. Winston Churchill’s description of a political opponent applies to Souter: a modest...

TIME TO PRAY

National fear over the flu formerly known as swine. A worldwide economic crisis, felt particularly strongly in Arizona. Serious threats of Islamic terrorism, and belligerence from nutty leaders in Iran, Russia and North Korea. And a sense that the team in charge...
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