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In light of this news, many people are pointing out the obvious fact that Ginsburg and Breyer acted very irresponsibly by not resigning in 2013, and therefore there are also numerous arguments in defense of the proposition that the personal professional fulfillment of individual justices is more important than the reproductive freedom of American women, […]
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Our Omniscient Framers

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On August 22, 2019
The Electoral College is of course a travesty. It was also a kludge agreed to without a lot of deliberation that is not used by any other liberal democracy. But it’s a kludge that for most of American history produced acceptably legitimate results. But, like BlackBoard after the college lets most of the tech staff […]
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Our American Meritocracy

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On August 21, 2019
The God that failed: Today’s meritocrats still claim to get ahead through talent and effort, using means open to anyone. In practice, however, meritocracy now excludes everyone outside of a narrow elite. Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, and Yale collectively enroll more students from households in the top 1 percent of the income distribution than from households in […]
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It has substantially reduced inequities in the health care system: Five years after the Affordable Care Act took effect, the health-insurance overhaul has narrowed coverage gaps between the rich and poor, according to new research. The health-care law erased 44% of the coverage gap between many poor Americans without health insurance and the few rich […]
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