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9 Jan 2019, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
With Democrats now in charge of the House of Representatives and early in the process of trying to retake the White House in 2020, all policy ideas are on the table. [read post]
28 Nov 2018, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
As Professor Neil Buchanan, an economist and law professor at George Washington University, pointed out three years ago, the last major federal budget deal of the Obama years included a ticking time bomb. [read post]
14 Nov 2018, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
Public attention has recently been focused on this month’s midterm elections, where Democrats have seen results that were even better than reasonably could have been anticipated (and that could soon be better still). [read post]
4 Nov 2018, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
In these final weeks and days before the midterm elections, a sub-genre of interesting commentary has arisen that focuses on how many young people will vote in 2018. [read post]
17 Oct 2018, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
In the chaos of our current political era, it can be difficult to stay on top of—or even to remember—all of the dangerous statements and policies that Donald Trump issues daily from his perch in the Oval Office. [read post]
19 Sep 2018, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
I offer here the text of a letter that current Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh could have decided to write in response to the recent allegations that he sexually assaulted and attempted to rape a fifteen-year-old girl when he was a seventeen-year-old high school student.To the President, Members of the Senate, and the People of the United States of America,It has been my great honor to be nominated to join the United States Supreme Court as an Associate Justice. [read post]
6 Sep 2018, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
Republicans stole a Supreme Court seat to enact their agenda, and Kavanaugh’s tag-teaming with Neil Gorsuch and the other extreme conservatives will guarantee that the small subset of Kennedy’s legacy that non-conservatives admired will be expeditiously erased. [read post]
22 Aug 2018, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
In a column published here on Verdict last week, I explained how Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is supposedly the bane of capitalists everywhere, in fact understands that modern capitalist economies can be much better than they are for the people who work and live in them.Warren certainly targets the bad acts of particular capitalists, but she does so in order to prevent them from continuing to pervert the economy for their own selfish ends. [read post]
15 Aug 2018, 2:59 pm by Bridget Crawford
Below the fold are the results of the 2018-2019 Law Professor Twitter Census. [read post]
14 Aug 2018, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
One of the continuing annoyances of the political conversation in the US is pundits’ insistent belief that both parties have become extreme in the Trump era. [read post]
2 Aug 2018, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
Amidst the now-typical blizzard of Trump-related fresh controversies this week was an announcement by the Treasury Secretary that his department might give another tax cut to wealthy investors. [read post]
11 Jul 2018, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
Although “The Anthony Kennedy Show” has now been superseded by what will surely be an entertaining but entirely predictable renewal of “The Confirmation Show: Now Even More Evasive,” it is still valuable to consider Justice Kennedy’s hand in the Supreme Court’s hard-right turn that paid off so handsomely for conservative activists this year.In some ways, the most perversely interesting opinion that the Court’s Conservative Five handed down last month was in… [read post]