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Is the Constitution a partisan, Republican document? GOP candidates sure seem to think so.
The last Supreme Court term--with its tide-turning decisions on abortion, race, and campaign finance--has evoked familiar feelings for liberals. Just like the Democratic electoral defeats of the 1980s, not to mention the catastrophes of 1994 and 2000, these losses have triggered despair and introspection.
The faux originalism of Justice Clarence Thomas.
It is a dirty little secret that industry dislikes federal environmental regulation more than anything -- except a patchwork of regulation at the state and local level. We learned this at the beginning of the environmental era, when industry fought the federal Clean Air Act tooth and nail until it became clear that, absent federal legislation, states were going to take matters into their own hands.