The case for abolishing the Supreme Court

A Harvard law professor on whether it’s time to rethink the nation’s highest court. When he was arguing for the ratification of the Constitution, Alexander Hamilton wrote that the judiciary “will always be the least dangerous branch to the political rights of the Constitution,” in part because he believed the federal courts would stand above the political fray and act

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Dianne Feinstein is the right’s new boogeywoman

It’s not expected to hurt her in the midterms. Move over, Nancy Pelosi, the right has a new boogeywoman. In the wake of a bitter and contentious fight over Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation, Sen. Dianne Feinstein has emerged as another key Democrat conservatives are using to rile up their base ahead of this November’s election. The top Democrat on

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Kanye West’s confounding political evolution, explained

How West went from “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” to wearing a MAGA hat. Kanye West visited the White House Thursday, ostensibly to discuss criminal justice reform. That didn’t really happen. Instead, West, seated across from Trump in the Oval Office, surrounded by reporters, launched into a rambling soliloquy that touched on seemingly everything else, including planes, the

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Saudi Arabia won’t be able to sweep the Jamal Khashoggi case under the rug

The Saudi journalist disappeared last week after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. He hasn’t been seen since. Prominent Saudi journalist and dissident Jamal Khashoggi disappeared last week in Istanbul and may have been murdered — and it’s looking increasingly likely that the highest levels of the Saudi government, who were the primary targets of his criticism, are behind it.

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Trump signs Music Modernization Act, the biggest change to copyright law in decades

The bill, which received unanimous bipartisan support in the House and Senate, overhauls music licensing regulations for the streaming era. President Trump’s signing of the Music Modernization Act on Thursday, October 11, was driven by the need to update and streamline music licensing processes for the streaming era, where more and more musicians are finding it difficult to collect the

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Trump is separating an unknown number of families at the border for “fraud”

A new report finds that official family separation statistics don’t count grandparents split from grandkids, or parents whose kids are taken due to “insufficient” documentation. The Trump administration has separated more families at the US-Mexico border than it’s previously admitted — including untold numbers that were never officially counted as “separations” because Border Patrol agents claimed the people they were

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Christine Ford is still getting death threats. But she’s getting thank-you notes too.

“I wanted her to know that she wasn’t alone,” said one supporter who wrote a letter to Ford. During her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee in September, Christine Blasey Ford said she had received threats and harassment that “rocked me to my core.” However, she said, she also received “an outpouring of support” after she told the Washington Post

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