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  • October 10, 2008 11:25 pm | By Willard

    Three Decades of Covering the Court

    Radar magazine has a great interview this week with Linda Greenhouse, who recently retired after 30 years of covering the Supreme Court for The New York Times. It's a long, wide-ranging interview, so I'd recommend reading the whole thing, but…

  • October 10, 2008 7:29 pm | By Drew Courtney

    Marriage in Connecticut!

    Break out the chilled champagne! As you may have already heard, the Connecticut State Supreme Court today ruled that the state constitution prohibits marriage discrimination.  That means that *gasp* same-sex couples will be treated like everyone else! It is, of…

  • October 9, 2008 8:40 pm | By Drew Courtney

    Marriage Ban Update

    If the stock market didn't give you enough heartburn today, check in on Dana Goldstein's rundown of the fight to stop discriminatory anti-marriage amendments.  Many of these amendments will be close in the end, so take this as another reminder…

  • October 8, 2008 6:47 pm | By Drew Courtney

    McCain Not Doing Obama Any Favors

    The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza outlines John McCain’s latest kinda-sorta-maybe change in tactics (we can’t say “strategy” because at this point it’s unclear whether McCain ever had one.)  Obama partisans are most likely very happy with the McCain campaign’s performance…

  • October 8, 2008 4:59 pm | By Peter Montgomery

    Rolling Stone on the Makebelieve Maverick

    If you’re taking “the great schlep” or are just in conversation with friends and family members about the coming election, there’s a very revealing profile of Sen. John McCain in the current Rolling Stone: read it here.

  • October 7, 2008 9:25 pm | By Drew Courtney

    Unpleasant Business and the First Amendment

    Glen Greenwald has a thoughtful and interesting reaction to the conviction of a man who might generously be called a “smut purveyor.”  After being found guilty of distributing pornography, the defendent, Paul Little, was sentenced to 3 years and 10…

  • October 7, 2008 8:21 pm | By Peter Montgomery

    Redefining Dishonorable

    It’s not as if we didn’t see this coming, but the ugliness is still shocking.  McCain strategists, right-wing bloggers, and their Fox TV propaganda arm have decided that the only way to turn around the seriously slumping numbers for the…

  • October 7, 2008 2:45 pm | By Willard

    Just in Time for Tonight’s Debate: McCain Bingo!

    John McCain and Barack Obama will meet in Nashville tonight for the second presidential debate -- and you know what that means. Debate games! Get your McCain Bingo here, courtesy Dan Vera, a friend of People For.And as with the first presidential…

  • October 7, 2008 1:03 pm | By Willard

    LA Times: Roe in the Balance

    In case you didn't see, our president, Kathryn Kolbert, was quoted in the Los Angeles Times yesterday: Some advocates worry that the perennial cries of "Roe is falling" has had the effect of muting such claims. "What we find scary…

  • October 3, 2008 9:05 pm | By Drew Courtney

    The Constitution Has An Answer!

    If you've been watching the magic wall on CNN, you might notice how much the hosts who use it like pointing out situations in which the Electoral College produces a tie.  How, pray tell, would we resolve such an impasse?…

  • October 3, 2008 7:27 pm | By Willard

    “Can I Wear My Obama T-Shirt to Vote on Election Day?”

    The Root answers the question, "Can I Wear My Obama T-Shirt to Vote on Election Day?" Short answer: It depends. Longer answer: An ominous e-mail has been causing quite a bit of confusion for voters recently. With an urgent warning to recipients,…

  • October 3, 2008 7:03 pm | By Drew Courtney

    Biden on Bork

    At the Vice Presidential debate last night, Joe Biden referenced his leadership against Robert Bork’s nomination to the Supreme Court. And it didn't take me long -- it was hard to change, but it didn't take me long, but it…

  • October 3, 2008 2:06 pm | By Drew Courtney

    This Is Why I Ask for a Paper Ballot

  • October 2, 2008 10:14 pm | By Willard

    Video: Palin on the Supreme Court

    Here's more video from Sarah Palin's interview with Katie Couric — in which Couric asks her to name Supreme Court decisions she disagrees with and she lapses into confounded silence after naming only one, Roe v. Wade. I realize that…

  • October 2, 2008 10:05 pm | By Drew Courtney

    AFL-CIO’s Richard Trumka on Racism and Obama

    The entirely artificial brouhaha around Gwen Ifill’s book on “Politics and Race in the Age of Obama” is just the latest of the unfathomably complicated intersections of the two issues in this campaign. Without professing any great insight on the…

  • October 2, 2008 3:01 pm | By Drew Courtney

    Liveblogging The Veep Debate

    We had such a good time live blogging last week's debate that we're back at it again tonight.Come hear our thoughts in real time, and, even better, share your own.  No one knows what's going to happen tonight, but I…

  • October 2, 2008 1:39 pm | By Willard

    Dissecting Sarah Palin’s Logic: Ledbetter and Fair Pay

    A portion of Katie Couric’s interview with Sarah Palin that aired Tuesday focused, among other things, on equal pay.  The transcript: Couric: Where do you stand on the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act? Palin: I’m absolutely for equal pay for equal…

  • September 30, 2008 9:46 pm | By Willard

    The Top Five Things Voters Can Do Now

    November 4 might be five weeks off, but there are a few things you can do today to help make sure you and your families' voices will be heard this Election Day.  We've rounded up our top 5 things voters…

  • September 30, 2008 7:43 pm | By Willard

    Video: Sarah Palin Doesn’t Speak For Me

    Against gay rights, in favor of banning books -- Sarah Palin's values aren't mainstream Americans' values. Here's a short video of People For the American Way activists (including hockey moms!) making it clear that Sarah Palin doesn't speak for them. "Sarah…

  • September 30, 2008 6:07 pm | By Drew Courtney

    Don’t Worry, Sarah. We’ll tell you about the Court!

    In an interview with Katie Couric, it appears as if Sarah Palin was unable to name a single Supreme Court case other than Roe v. Wade. The Palin aide, after first noting how "infuriating" it was for CBS to purportedly…