The Republican Supreme Court Gave Us The Police State

January 18, 2018 - 7:20am

The Republican Supreme Court Gave Us The Police State
Paul Craig Roberts
When the US Supreme Court consisted of civil libertarians such as William Douglas, William Brennan, and Thurgood Marshall, Republicans argued that the Supreme Court was coddling criminals and inventing rights. To prevent legislation from the bench, it was necessary, Republicans said, to elect Republican presidents who would appoint a different court that would respect the Constitution.

Focusing on Trump's Mental Health Deflects Attention From His Politics

January 17, 2018 - 4:00pm

Ever since Donald Trump hit the presidential campaign trail more than two years ago, there has been a drumbeat about whether he is mentally unstable -- from mainstream news sources (the Washington Post: "Is Trump mentally ill? Or is America? Psychiatrists weigh in") to the left media (Democracy Now!: "Psychiatrists 'deeply concerned' by Trump's instability call for urgent mental health evaluation").

These 18 Senate Democrats Just Voted to Hand Trump Mass Spying Powers

January 17, 2018 - 4:00pm
These 18 Senate Democrats Just Voted to Hand Trump Mass Spying Powers

Sen. Doug Jones is seen during a photo op in the Capitol on January 3, 2018. Jones was one of 18 Democrats who voted in favor of expanding Donald Trump's warrantless spying powers. (Photo: Tom Williams / CQ Roll Call)
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