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While it got relatively less attention than the Trump tax cases, by far the most important ruling handed down by the Supreme Court yesterday was McGirt v. Oklahoma. The quality of the arguments in the principal dissent (Roberts) and the majority opinion (Gorsuch, joined by the Court’s four liberals) represent a mismatch of the first […]
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Rarely have the Democrats been in such a state of disarray: Joe Biden has emerged from a contested Democratic primary with surprising party unity and without any serious threat on his left flank, according to New York Times/Siena College polls of the six battleground states likeliest to decide the presidency. Over all, voters in the […]
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Scandinavian DeSantisism

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On July 8, 2020
Sweden, a relatively egalitarian and functional democracy with quality infrastructure and a world-class welfare state, is the most favorable possible context for testing the Republican theory for dealing with COVID-19 (i.e.¯\_(ツ)_/¯). The results have been…extremely bad: Ever since the coronavirus emerged in Europe, Sweden has captured international attention by conducting an unorthodox, open-air experiment. It […]
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It continues to march on: Start with Wisconsin, the epicenter of the voting wars this election cycle. In April, in an instantly notorious 5–4 decision, the Supreme Court forced thousands of residents to choose between voting in person during a pandemic and forfeiting their right to vote. On June 29, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of […]
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