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Happy Independence Day from your favorite political blog! To celebrate the 237th anniversary of the reading of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia, we’d like to share a collection of patriotic posters spanning the centuries.
Here is the complete text of the Supreme Court opinions in the case of California’s Proposition 8, which sought to ban same-sex marriage.
Here is the complete text of the Supreme Court’s opinions striking down the Defense of Marriage Act signed into law by then-President Bill Clinton.
In a compromise decision that sidesteps the hot-button political issue of affirmative action in American education, the U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that a federal appeals court was wrong to dismiss a case arguing that the University of Texas illegally discriminated against a white college student when it rejected her application for admission. In a Read More
With the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas today, historians and political pundits are taking a second look at the 43rd president’s legacy. We’d like to offer you a dispassionate view of the Bush record, culled from objective data. Here’s a sampling: ECONOMIC GROWTH: GDP growth, adjusted for inflation, for each Read More
To mark the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, we offer you a glimpse back at the greatest triumphs and mistakes of his years on the national stage. Here are our choices. Feel free to add your own by posting a comment. TOP SUCCESSES 1. There were no successful terrorist attacks Read More
Here’s a bit of political trivia from a proud history major: The first April of a second presidential term has proven to be a tipping point in the popularity of re-elected presidents. For George W. Bush and Richard M. Nixon, it was all downhill from there. For Bill Clinton (despite impeachment) and Ronald Reagan (despite Read More
We want to say this in a non-sexist way: Kamala Harris has competition. She has competition in the battle for smartest, toughest, fairest, most effective Attorney General in the USA. She also has competition in the “best looking” category that got President Obama in such hot water this week. This photo gallery doesn’t in any Read More
Public Policy Polling likes to throw us a curve ball occasionally, with a survey that isn’t the usual Democrat vs. Republican election match-up. The newest is some offbeat polling on public opinion on various political conspiracy theories. Here are PPP’s top ten — and then a few that are way, way out there. 1. 51 Read More