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Famed lawyer warns of conservative Supreme Court

From the Left / John Micek /

For Kathryn Kolbert, the current threat to women’s health care could not be more clear: A strengthened conservative majority on the Supreme Court will result in both the Affordable Care Act and Roe v. Wade being overturned.

In the case of the former, that would mean the end of protections for people with preexisting conditions, and the ban ...Read more

So Pat Toomey cravenly pivoted on Trump’s SCotUS pick? Shocking.

From the Left / John Micek /

It was never really a matter of whether Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) was going to fall into line and support President Donald Trump’s Banana Republican power grab for the Supreme Court.

It was only a matter of when.

And right on schedule, on Tuesday afternoon, Toomey speedily ditched the slender rationale that allowed him to oppose Judge Merrick ...Read more

Biden’s Grace and Empathy Reminds Us of America’s Better Angels

From the Left / John Micek /

Joe Vadala’s question was heartbreaking in every way imaginable.

Vadala, a high school teacher whose fight against multiple sclerosis has left him immunocompromised, looked Joe Biden in the eye last week during CNN town hall in Scranton, Pa., told him he wanted to teach, but “I don’t want to die,” and leave his wife, who’d lost her ...Read more

 

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