1 in 4 Americans ‘Open to Secession’

By: Friday September 19, 2014 1:52 pm

Though Scotland just voted to stay in Britain it seems secession as an idea still has some appeal. According to Reuters, 1 in 4 Americans are open to idea of their states seceding from the union.

A Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted between August and September found that about 24% of those surveyed “strongly supported or tended to support” their state seceding form the union. The reason for the widespread antagonism towards the federal government was linked to disgust with gridlock and dysfunction in DC.

 

Right Wing’s Latest Target: Poor Children Who Need Food

By: Tuesday August 26, 2014 8:59 am

While Wall Street takes hundreds of billions in taxpayer money with a permanent bailout guarantee and the Pentagon can not account for a trillion dollars and remains inauditable, the reactionaries have a new target for their outrage over government dependency – poor children who need food.

Americans Want Feds Out of State Marijuana Legalization

By: Thursday April 4, 2013 1:17 pm

The part of the new Pew Research poll showing majority support for marijuana that may have the biggest impact in the short term is the section that shows Americans overwhelmingly want the federal government to leave new marijuana legalization alone.

Roberts’ Health Care Ruling, and the Impact on Future Congressional Policy

By: Saturday June 30, 2012 12:52 pm

The first argument I wrestled with on the Affordable Care Act opinion was about Republican governors and Medicaid. The second concerns the weakening of Commerce Clause interpretations and the possibilities for liberal policy generally. I don’t think there’s much doubt that John Roberts embraced very conservative interpretations of the Constitution in his ruling. Just looking at the majority opinion on the Necessary and Proper Clause can show you that

Chief Justice Roberts May Have Switched Health Care Vote at Last Minute

By: Thursday June 28, 2012 11:51 am

Was there a late-game shift in the thinking of the Supreme Court on their Affordable Care Act ruling? That’s certainly the implication from this catch by Brad DeLong. Repeatedly in his opinion, Justice Antonin Scalia refers to Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s concurring opinion as a “dissent.”

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