Dred Scott, abortion, and originalism

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Paperwight and Mark Kleiman are, of course, correct: the President's bizarre invocation of Dred Scott is about abortion. Lest you think this is a reach, let's turn it over to Nino, in his dissent in Stenberg v. Carhart (the case that struck down Nebraska's D&E abortion statute for not having...

Abstruse

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I'm not going to try to tell you that Jacques Derrida wasn't an "abstruse theorist." The appropriateness of this adjective would be a perfectly appropriate subject of debate, and perhaps.

Credit where credit is due

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The best line of debate coverage, I must concede, is from Sully: Bush promised at one point that he'd be more "facile" in future. That's going to be a hard promise to keep. One can't listen to Bush without remembering any number of fine comedic moments: Lisa:...

My Home Town

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My home town, where I lived from birth through my 18th birthday, is Port Angeles, Washington. It's certainly in a beautiful part of the country, and all in all it.

The Daily Howler (textbook edition

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Against my better judgment, I used Kernell and Jacobsohn's The Logic of American Politics for my course on American political history. I wasn't crazy about it in my perusal, but it's recommended by scholars I respect who teach a similar type of course, so I thought I'd...

Team B

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Most people who closely follow security and intelligence issues have heard of "Team B", a group of conservatives and soon-to-be neoconservatives who argued that the CIA had vastly underestimated the.

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