John Roberts and the Commerce Clause (conclusion)

No one ought to misunderstand that John Roberts intentionally and malevolently rationalized his way into the politically advantageous conclusion that the health care mandate was a TAX, and declared it AS such … Continue reading

More Jokes From the Penn State Trustees

   by WALTER BRASCH   Whenever I need a couple of laughs, I turn to the bumbling self-aggrandizing antics of the Republican wing of Congress. However, in the past few months, the Penn State Board of Trustees has done the near-impossible; they have provided more laughs than the menagerie in … Continue reading

John Roberts and the Commerce Clause

The Commerce Clause, it is widely acknowledged, “was the Framers’ response to the central problem that gave rise to the Constitution itself.” Continue reading

Senator John Kerry on Today’s Historic SCOTUS Decision to Uphold the Affordable Care Act

Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.), Senior Member of the Finance Committee, today released a statement lauding the Supreme Court of the United States for upholding the Affordable Care Act:  “This is an important day for the Supreme Court and an important day for Americans who need affordable health care coverage.  But … Continue reading

On Healthcare Reform, Schumer Tells GOP: Get Over It

Now that the Supreme Court largely has upheld healthcare reform, a top Senate Democrat has a message to all of the law’s conservative opponents: Get over it. Problem is: the Republicans aren’t likely to listen. After two years of fierce opposition and vitriol from the right regarding healthcare reform, the … Continue reading

Fast Out The Box: Pelosi Quick To Laud Healthcare ‘Victory’

Democratic Rep. Nancy Pelosi was fast to react to the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold key provisions of healthcare reform, apparently beating even President Obama to the punch to claim victory in Thursday’s historic ruling. The high court appeared to have upheld at least most of the 2010 healthcare reform law, … Continue reading

As June Draws To A Close

Drawings from the past two weeks. Mostly visual with the usual trenchant political commentary at the end. Continue reading

Poll: Post Presidential Bid, Bachmann Vulnerable For Re-election

Rep. Michele Bachmann, who for a brief time earlier this year became a leading candidate for the GOP presidential nomination before ultimately falling out of contention, now finds herself vulnerable for re-election to her Minnesota congressional seat, according to a new poll. Bachmann receives low marks on both her job … Continue reading

Reaffirming Citizens United, SCOTUS ‘Ignored Concrete Evidence of Corruption’

In simultaneously striking down a century-old Montana campaign finance law and reaffirming its own 2010 Citizens United ruling, the copnservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that unlimited campaign contributions “do not give rise to corruption or the appearance of corruption.” But in doing so, the justices actually … Continue reading

Sandusky Guilty as the Mob Howls

Sandusky wanted to testify, they told him it would be disastrous, since the Prosecutor could have then brought Matt out as a “rebuttal witness” and they decided NOT to have Sandusky take the stand in his own defense. Continue reading