Sanders and Trump: How the Political and Media Establishment Got 2016 So Wrong

Perhaps the biggest story coming out of campaign 2016 is not the rise of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, but the fact that the media and political establishment never saw it coming. And the fact that they never saw it coming perfectly explains the rise of Sanders and Trump. Continue reading Sanders and Trump: How the Political and Media Establishment Got 2016 So Wrong

The Roberts Ruling: Timidity or Strategy?

“Th’ Supreme Coort follows th’ election returns.” So said Mr. Dooley, Finley Peter Dunne’s fictional Irish bartender in 1901.

Mr. Dooley had a point. Our justices, secure in their life tenures, may insist that they are impartial interpreters of the law, but they can no more ignore political realities than can any other members of our national government. Continue reading The Roberts Ruling: Timidity or Strategy?