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Advocates of Samuel A. Alito's nomination to the US Supreme Court
praise him for "judicial restraint" and "not legislating from the
bench." But the buzzwords conceal a political agenda that would scuttle
precedent, strike down hard-won legislation and render other laws
Shades of Iran/contra: Since the indictment of I. Lewis Libby,
Washington is abuzz about presidential pardons. If officials who
violate the law and lie about it know with certainty the will escape
legal sanction, we no longer have a government.
One twisted tale of how Harriet Miers's confirmation hearings will
Harriet Miers's slender public record makes it imperative that her
advice the president on personal, executive and constitutional matters
be fully disclosed to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
In Andrew Jackson: A Life and Times, the frontier president
is cast as a one-man beacon for democracy. But Jackson's core belief
was a fervent defense of land.
A look at the changing of the guard at the SEC.
Sending Christopher Cox to the SEC is as shameful as sending
John Bolton to the UN.
John Bolton and the French Ambassador have it out at the UN.
Democrats must continue the fight to preserve an independent judiciary.
An advance look at John Bolton speaking to the UN Security Council.
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