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The GOP Base Loves Trump

It sees itself in his foreign policy belligerence, anti-elite agitation, and raw bigotry.

Jurisprudence
July 1 2015 1:37 PMThe End of the Death Penalty?Recent Supreme Court opinions suggest there are five votes to abolish capital punishment.
Crime
June 30 2015 7:49 PMIs Bail Unconstitutional?Our broken system keeps the poor in jail and lets the rich walk free.
The Breakfast Table
June 30 2015 6:09 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableMost of this term’s liberal rulings were just common sense.
The Breakfast Table
June 30 2015 4:10 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableWill next year be spent litigating the spawn of Obergefell and Hobby Lobby?
Low Concept
June 30 2015 2:23 PMWith This Withering Dissent, I Thee WedSubversive language of love from the Supreme Court’s losers.
Crime
June 30 2015 5:15 AMHe Killed Her Daughter. She Forgave Him.Linda White believes in a form of justice that privileges atonement over punishment. She practices what she preaches.
The Breakfast Table
June 29 2015 3:42 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableGinsburg’s redistricting decision could be the most important one of the term.
Politics
June 29 2015 2:47 PMThe Case Against PolygamyChief Justice John Roberts says the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling paves the way for plural unions. He’s wrong.
Jurisprudence
June 29 2015 1:58 PMOrigin StoryHow the 1942 case of a one-footed chicken thief laid the foundation for marriage equality.
Jurisprudence
June 29 2015 6:00 AMThe Justices’ JusticeFor years we feared the consequences of pushing social progress through the courts. Obergefell v. Hodges will prove we shouldn’t.
The Breakfast Table
June 27 2015 4:46 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableThomas says the justices who ruled for marriage equality just made up a right to dignity. That’s ridiculous—and hypocritical.
Politics
June 26 2015 7:59 PMObama TransformedThe remarkable week that roused the president from dejection and inspired a stirring call to action. 
Politics
June 26 2015 7:00 PMObama Gets RealThe president finally speaks honestly about racism.
The Breakfast Table
June 26 2015 6:06 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableWhere was all this “five unelected judges” chatter when they handed down Citizens United?
Politics
June 26 2015 2:53 PMHere Comes the GroomAndrew Sullivan’s landmark 1989 essay making a conservative case for gay marriage, reprinted in full.
History
July 1 2015 5:57 AM“Richmond Reoccupied by Men Who Wore the Gray” In 1890, the former Confederate capital erected a monument to Robert E. Lee—and reasserted white supremacy.
Politics
June 30 2015 6:23 PMIf You See a Chance, Take ItChris Christie’s doomed campaign and the hard lesson of presidential politics.
The Breakfast Table
June 30 2015 5:23 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableSame-sex couples are entitled to equal treatment, even in Texas. 
View From Chicago
June 30 2015 3:26 PMA Fractious MajorityThe Supreme Court’s conservatives increasingly disagree with one another.
Jurisprudence
June 30 2015 10:59 AMIs the Supreme Court More Liberal Than Obama?One of the administration’s closest allies was Clarence Thomas.
Politics
June 29 2015 8:44 PMEasy AAThe Supreme Court might destroy affirmative action because this white woman’s grades weren’t good enough.
Jurisprudence
June 29 2015 2:57 PMMindlessly Literal Reading Loses AgainThis Supreme Court decision is a dig at Bush v. Gore.
The Breakfast Table
June 29 2015 2:16 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableScalia goes off script.
Politics
June 29 2015 7:27 AMA New Southern HeritageObama has called for an honest accounting of America’s history. Here’s how to do it.
The Breakfast Table
June 28 2015 4:29 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableLoving v. Virginia was 9–0. Obergefell v. Hodges was 5–4.
The Breakfast Table
June 27 2015 1:56 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableThe chief justice’s dissent is heartless.
Politics
June 26 2015 7:09 PMThat Was FastNot long ago, same-sex marriage was a cause advanced by a handful of activists. Now it’s the law of the land. How did that happen?
The Breakfast Table
June 26 2015 6:24 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableKennedy’s opinion is most compelling when he talks about the rights of children.
War Stories
June 26 2015 4:59 PMOnly Two Issues Can Derail the Iran DealHere’s what to watch for as the deadline looms. 
The Breakfast Table
June 26 2015 2:48 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableThe conservatives’ marriage equality dissents are petty, hypocritical, and embarrassing. 

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