I emphatically agree with Ed’s observations. I’d just add one other point. It’s obvious from issues like the detainee abuse photos that Obama WANTS to do what the Left would like but can be dragged kicking and screaming to the sensible result by the need to remain politically viable. I suspect that’s why Elena Kagan — as Ed’s post recounts — has gone along, too. But once on the court, she wouldn’t need to worry about that anymore. In fact, the reason Obama won’t just issue an executive order to end the photos controversy is he is hoping the courts will figure out a way to order release of the photos and give him cover to release them while claiming that he really tried to suppress them. That is, he fully expects that the courts can accomplish Left agenda items that politics prevent him from being able to accomplish as POTUS. That would be the license Kagan — or any other Obama nominee — would carry.
The policy was first instated by President Reagan to ensure that taxpayers would not be required to indirectly fund abortions in other countries.
Beware: Those arguing the Dems are making a miscalculation have got it all wrong.
Pro-life lawmakers pledge to resist spending bills that don’t include the Hyde amendment.
Never mind how he voted.
Democratic impeachment managers have a duty to explain how Officer Sicknick died.
A radical new rule would politicize the classroom and very likely trample the free-speech and religious-liberty rights of teachers.
V-C Day is coming. Get ready to light this candle.
A former aide to New York governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday published an essay detailing alleged sexual harassment she endured while working for the governor.
U.S. district judge Drew Tipton issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday.
According to data submitted to the agency by Johnson & Johnson on February 4, the vaccine was 66 percent effective overall.
On the menu today: Inflation jitters, the Reddit/Tesla connection, taxes and their consequences, Mars rewards, and The Dictatorship of Woke Capital.
The delay comes as Tanden’s confirmation has been imperiled by Joe Manchin, who said he would use his critical vote to oppose the confirmation.