| Nov 17, 2013
A simple and easy scenario to follow for arriving at properly placing blame for the Obamacare fiasco:
Congress passes Obamacare (ACA), president signs.
States sue, take to Supreme Court.
Chief Justice John Roberts' deciding vote upholds pertinent...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 3:16 PM
The fifth and sixth years of a presidency often end up being high noon for judicial politics. This time the first confrontation concerns the powerful D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, the venue for many important regulatory issues and a training ground for...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Having read your recent editorial about the Supreme Court's upcoming ruling on campaign finance limits ("Another blow coming to campaign finance reform," Oct. 7), here's what I would tell the justices:
To Justice Antonin Scalia: Who do you think is...
| Oct 12, 2013
Dear General Bondi,
I've got to give you props. You're persistent.
Like that unbelieving Japanese soldier found years after his country lost the big war but conquered the world with automobiles, you won't go down without a fight. The Affordable Care Act...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 5:00 AM
OK, the subject is race, so I'm going to ask the "haters" from both ends of the spectrum to step outside the chat room.
You know who you are.
Some of you were upset when I asked Michael Steele to run on my gubernatorial ticket in 2002. A few of you...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 11:01 AM
In theory, the Supreme Court's evisceration of the Voting Rights Act sounds perfectly reasonable, even restrained. The majority opinion, written by Chief Justice John Roberts, does not eliminate the possibility that the government could require some...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Supreme Court watchers are wearing out the word "punt" in explaining last month's decision about affirmative action in university admissions. But is it a punt back to a lower court for further consideration, or does it just look like a punt, hiding the...
| Jul 3, 2013
Frederick Douglass, the most important African-American in the 19th century, was loyal to the Republican Party of Abraham Lincoln's day, even when it turned disloyal to him. I wonder how he would feel about today's Grand Old Party?
"I knew that...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 4:04 PM
What does Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig have in common with Egyptian generalissimo Abdelfatah al-Seesi? Nothing — except for the inclination to declare a state of exception and throw the rule book out the window.
| Jul 17, 2013
| 6:00 AM
A gaping chasm has evolved in our country between those on the left and those on the right. Perhaps in an attempt to provide grounds for conciliation, The Sun has decided to run columns by former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. I don't know what it will take...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 11:22 AM
The political football of health insurance, supposedly taken off the playing field in 2012 by the Supreme Court decision declaring the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act constitutional, is being kicked around again.
The Obama administration...