The Supreme Court's Cake Ruling Was Neither Partisan Nor Bombshell

The Supreme Court's Cake Ruling Was Neither Partisan Nor Bombshell

think it was ABC World News Tonight that, last night (June 4) called the Supreme Court's cake-maker decision a "bombshell" ruling. That is false, it is not.

CNN claims--I roll my eyes--that the ruling somehow "fuels the debate on gay rights." Please. 

In a hyperpartsian era full of 5-4, "partisan line" Supreme Court decisions, it's incredibly important to recognize how different this was. It was not partisan, it was not narrow, it was not a "bombshell," and it doesn't fuel anything.

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Sneaky Hidden Trouble in Bipartisan Bills (FOSTA/SESTA)

Sneaky Hidden Trouble in Bipartisan Bills (FOSTA/SESTA)

Imagine with me a happy, hand-shakey, bipartisan Congress. We're working across party lines, we're passin' bills, and everything's good.

Right now we're so far from that vision that I am almost afraid to malign it, but malign it I shall. 

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Some Helpful Facts for Your Next Debate on Illegal Immigration

Some Helpful Facts for Your Next Debate on Illegal Immigration

The bipartisan effort to keep DREAMers in the US collapsed, kicking the debate over illegal immigration back into the public sphere.

I've seen a lot of arguments come across my desk about different ways of dealing with illegal immigration in the US, many of which have been backed by simply bad information. In today's post we'll debunk a few myths so you can have your facts straight at your next illegal immigration debate.

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After Las Vegas: Moving Towards Solutions

After Las Vegas: Moving Towards Solutions

After the Las Vegas tragedy, we might just scream at each other, as we do every time there is a mass shooting.

Or, we could do something more productive. If you're part of the latter camp, read on.

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The RAISE Act, and How to Analyze the Impact of Immigration Proposals

The RAISE Act, and How to Analyze the Impact of Immigration Proposals

There's a lot of disagreement among Americans about whether we need more or fewer immigrants, and what types will be most helpful. What do economic analyses say on the subject, and about the RAISE act?

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Trumpcare is Dead--What's Next for Obamacare?

Trumpcare is Dead--What's Next for Obamacare?

The American Healthcare Act is dead, and the Affordable Care Act lives on. What will happen now? 

This article won't be an intrigue piece about how the GOP will lick its wounds and try to circle back for another run at "repeal and replace." (And frankly I don't think they'll be ready for another attack anytime soon.) More interesting, perhaps, is looking at what will happen if we leave Obamacare alone. So I did some research into the Congressional Budget Office, and here's what I found:

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The GOP May Want to Consider a Bipartisan Obamacare Replacement

The GOP May Want to Consider a Bipartisan Obamacare Replacement

Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan are planning on moving forward with the GOP's Obamacare repeal-and-replace plan (still officially not released in full). The plan itself is still likely to change, and they're having trouble getting all of the Republicans on board, but they want to move forward. This reminds me of a story. A very important one for Republicans that want to win.

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Discounting Crime? How Punishment Has Changed Through the Ages

Discounting Crime? How Punishment Has Changed Through the Ages

"Prison is not punishment in Sweden. We get people into better shape."  The statement carries surprisingly grand philosophical significance... and opens up a whole lot of questions about what moral agency even means.

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The Surprising Argument Against Single Payer Healthcare in the United States

The Surprising Argument Against Single Payer Healthcare in the United States

I wanted to point out a potential consequence of the United States adopting single payer insurance that I have not yet seen spoken elsewhere. I wanted to point out a potential consequence of the United States adopting single payer insurance that I have not yet seen spoken elsewhere.

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The Whole "Wall" Thing Is a Myth that Everyone Subscribed To

The Whole "Wall" Thing Is a Myth that Everyone Subscribed To

"I will build a great wall...and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me --and I'll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words."

Huge shift in policy... right?

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