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Hacking the Election: We Should Call Trump’s Bluff for a Watergate-Style Inquiry


If the president wants a full-blown investigation to address his wiretapping claims against his predecessor, let’s have it—and get the answers to three crucial questions in the process.

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Trump’s War on Immigrants Has Already Reached the Supreme Court


A series of cases on the current docket—not the president’s “Muslim ban”—has brought the contentious issue of immigration to the nation’s top court.

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Meet Neil Gorsuch, the New Antonin Scalia


President Trump has very likely found just the man to pick up where the late Supreme Court justice left off.

Posted on Jan 31, 2017 READ MORE

Can Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Be ‘Borked’?


The need for Democrats and the public to weigh in on the reshaping of the Supreme Court in 2017 will be as important as it was during the Reagan era.

Posted on Jan 10, 2017 READ MORE

The 2016 SCOTUS Awards: A Look Back at the Year That Was


It’s time for Truthdig’s annual—and only partially tongue-in-cheek—review of the highlights, lowlights, pratfalls and pitfalls of the Supreme Court over the past 12 months.

Posted on Dec 20, 2016 READ MORE

Talk of Impeaching Trump May Be Premature, but Its Time Will Come


As the Trump era unfolds and the mad tea party he has assembled to staff his Cabinet grabs the reins of policy, his administration is certain to unleash a groundswell of opposition and resistance.

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Donald Trump’s Empty Bluster Reveals a Narcissist Who Can’t Fathom Defeat


The candidate’s pre-emptive refusal to recognize the election’s outcome is an incendiary mix of personal pathology and magical thinking, racism and xenophobia, facts and legal distortion.

Posted on Oct 25, 2016 READ MORE

The Right-Wing Legacy of Justice Lewis Powell, and What It Means for the Supreme Court Today


The late Justice Antonin Scalia may loom large in recent SCOTUS history, but another conservative member of the top court was hugely influential in his own right.

Posted on Aug 14, 2016 READ MORE

The Psychopathology of Donald Trump


Does Donald Trump only say crazy things, or does he say crazy things because he actually is crazy?

Posted on Jul 31, 2016 READ MORE

Why Bernie Sanders Is Still Standing


In the Cold War era, the Vermont senator’s “socialist” label would have been enough to stop his campaign in its tracks, but now, many younger voters don’t know what communism was and, as a result, Red-baiting has lost its sting.

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