The Shrewd Politics Behind President Obama’s Supreme Court Pick

The longer President Obama stays in office the more shrewdly political he becomes. In his first six years in office he eschewed the dirty work of politics, he refused to twist arms or rap knuckles in an effort to secure the votes he needed on a bill, and he neglected the back-slapping and glad-handing required…
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Garland’s Appointment Could Lead to the Most Liberal Supreme Court in 80 Years

How liberal is Merrick Garland, Obama’s pick to fill Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat on the Supreme Court? There’s somewhat of an online battle over the point. Take, for instance, Garland’s Wikipedia page, which saw a series of back-and-forth edits to his description as a “judicial moderate” and a “strong liberal.” If Wikipedia editors aren’t your…
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