News of RBG death hits hard

News of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death Friday hit hard, but it did not come as a surprise.  She had been diagnosed with cancer five times since 1999 and fought back fiercely. When she succumbed, at the age of 87, she left hundreds of millions of people indebted to her for her lifelong battle for …

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Will the Senate nuke itself?

Once upon a time, when students learned civics  in high school, we were taught that one of the  inspired decisions of  our Founding Fathers was the creation of a bicameral Congress with different yet complementary roles.   The House was closer to the people, its members serving two-year terms. It was the "cup," containing the passions and …

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Senators dodging action on Garland hardly “principled”

Have you heard the latest?  Senate President Mitch McConnell says the 24 Republican Senators who are up for reelection this fall will not vote on anything from now until January 3, 2017, when those elected this November take office.  Nor will they hold hearings on various appropriations, criminal justice reform, immigration, or any other legislation …

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