Republicans Slam Marshall For Activism, But Al Franken Says It Is Conservatives Who Are ‘Legislating From The Bench’

Republicans opened the confirmation hearing for Elena Kagan’s nomination to the Supreme Court Monday with a sustained attack on her and her mentors — particularly the late Thurgood Marshall — for their perceived judicial activism. A Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee acknowledged such activism exists, but that it is … Continue reading

Capitol Idea: Sen. Byrd: A Difficult, But Indispensible, American Hero

The death of Ted Kennedy last summer brought a flow of tears from liberals and progressives and prompted what amounted to national days of mourning as the old liberal lion was eulogized and laid to rest. Reaction to the passing of Sen. Robert C. Byrd, by contrast, is likely to … Continue reading