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Nihilist in Chief | The New Republic

In the midst of this January’s historic, senselessly protracted government shutdown, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell decided it was time to put forward his vision of how government should properly function. So he took to the Washington Post op-ed section to deride a modest set of Democratic proposals to institute election and voting rights …

The Awful Recess-Appointment Ruling in Canning v. National Labor Relations Board : The New Yorker

A Judicial Atrocity Right-wing judicial activism has been ascendant in recent years. Five years ago, in the case of District of Columbia v. Heller, the Supreme Court, rewrote decades of Second Amendment jurisprudence to thwart local legislators who passed gun control laws. Three years ago, in Citizens United, a majority …

Timothy Noah: Who Really Benefited From Citizens United? | The New Republic

Who really benefited from Citizens United? In 2009, Ralph Nader published a fantasia titled Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!, in which he imagined a group of maverick billionaires banding together to defeat corporate power in America. Declaring themselves “the Meliorists,” these enlightened oligarchs force Walmart to unionize, elect Warren …