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15 Jan 2020, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
With yet another dreary made-for-TV “debate” (and the scare quotes are truly appropriate here, because these are most assuredly not debates) in the books for the Democratic presidential candidates, and with the Iowa caucuses now less than three weeks away, commentators are intensifying their “soul of the Democratic Party” analyses and weighing in on the party’s center-right versus center-left schism that has become especially pronounced in the past year.That is not to… [read post]
7 Dec 2019, 7:30 am by Howard Bashman
“Professors, Impeachment, and Vanity”: Neil H. [read post]
4 Dec 2019, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
It is increasingly rare that I am able to write about current affairs with any sense of optimism or happiness. [read post]
25 Nov 2019, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
Donald Trump’s presidency has already put the United States on a nearly irreversible path that ends with the destruction of our constitutional democracy. [read post]
13 Nov 2019, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
One of the many choices that people have had to make over the last four years is whether to treat Donald Trump’s provocations seriously or as mere public-relations hype. [read post]
6 Nov 2019, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
It turns out that the attacks on Senator Elizabeth Warren for not yet having explained in detail the financial underpinnings of Medicare-for-All were pretextual and dishonest. [read post]
30 Oct 2019, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
The impeachment drama is entering its next critical stage, soon to feature public testimony by witnesses who have already provided blockbuster evidence incriminating Donald Trump in numerous instances of treason, bribery, and other high crimes and misdemeanors. [read post]
16 Oct 2019, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
Suppose that you are lucky enough to have health insurance through your employer. [read post]
25 Sep 2019, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
Notwithstanding the meaninglessness of early polling, the central message of former Vice President Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign has been that he is the best hope to win against Donald Trump. [read post]
13 Sep 2019, 7:25 am by Bridget Crawford
Below the fold are the results of the 2019-2020 Law Professor Twitter Census. [read post]
5 Sep 2019, 9:12 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
One of the puzzling contradictions about higher education in America is that it continues to be a great individual investment even as it has become more and more difficult for individuals to afford. [read post]
28 Aug 2019, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
These are people who, unlike the vast majority of voters, believe to their core that stroke-the-rich tax cuts are always a dandy idea, and they do not object at all to having the courts packed with judges who are not just conservative but radical reactionaries in the mold of Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.The but-taxes and but-judges mantras, after all, are merely part of an intramural argument among conservatives who have split over the question of whether selling out one’s… [read post]
21 Aug 2019, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
Writing in a public forum—as I do here at Verdict and on Dorf on Law—is a privilege that I never take for granted. [read post]
7 Aug 2019, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
Much of the commentary about the nascent 2020 presidential race is truly puzzling. [read post]
10 Jul 2019, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
“A government of laws is ultimately a government of men and women who honor and protect those laws. [read post]
12 Jun 2019, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
One of the defining challenges of our time is the preservation of our ideal of government by the people, with threats around the globe showing that democracy is always in danger of slipping away and being replaced by dictators of various stripes. [read post]
28 Apr 2019, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
”For those intrepid readers who want to get into the weeds of MMT, New York Times economics reporter Neil Irwin has offered a very fair primer (even though he is not a believer). [read post]