Justice Antonin Scalia needs to resign from the Supreme Court. He’d have a lot of things to do. He’s a fine public speaker and teacher. He’d be a heck of a columnist and blogger. But he really seems to aspire to being a politician — and that’s the problem.
The Washington Post columnist and author of Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent talks religion and politics with correspondent Kim Lawton and says, “Religion is always there below the surface in our politics”
The corporate conservative majority on the Supreme Court was at it again on Monday. By its customary 5 to 4 vote, the court threw out a Montana law that had been on the books since 1912, banning corporate spending on elections.
Two longtime leaders on federal budget issues suggested that current tax levels should be extended past 2012, but only as part of a process that nudges Congress to overhaul a range of tax and other fiscal policies next year.
In recent weeks, fresh-faced college students across America have donned caps and gowns and filed toward their future to the strains of "Pomp and Circumstance," proud parents beaming in the background. No turning back now.