‘Tip of the Iceberg’: Thomas Says Court Should Reconsider Marriage Equality, Right to Contraception

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas appears at the White House on October 26, 2020. (Photo: Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via Getty Images) “It is clear he and the court’s majority have no respect for other precedents that have been won in recent decades,” said Rep. Pramila Jayapal. JULIA CONLEY… Continue reading

The Supreme Court’s Legitimacy Crisis: From Recusal Issues to Blatant Partisanship

This op-ed argues that the current Supreme Court is illegitimate. BY MOLLY COLEMAN AND TRISTIN BROWN JUNE 16, 2022 (teenvogue.com) In a one-paragraph decision issued in January, the Supreme Court ruled that former president Donald Trump was required to turn over documents to the House committee investigating the January 6 insurrection. It was an unsurprising… Continue reading

Biden Taps Anti-Social Security Ideologue To Oversee Program

Jun 21, 2022 • Matthew Cunningham-Cook (levernews.com) Biden nominated Andrew Biggs, a think tank denizen with a history of slamming Social Security, to oversee government retirement benefits for 66 million Americans. Last month, President Joe Biden nominated a longtime advocate of Social Security privatization and benefit cuts to a key board overseeing… Continue reading

Letters to the Chronicle: How the Boudin recall is a failure of democracy

June 20, 2022 (SFChronicle.com) The Chesa Boudin recall was legitimate but a failure of democracy. Boudin was elected with a promise to reform the San Franicisco District Attorney Office’s policies to divert more low-level offenders into treatment instead of jail. And that’s just what he’s done. But he was elected… Continue reading

‘He Must Resign’: Staff Texts Over Fake Elector Slates Implicate Ron Johnson

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) speaks during a Senate Budget Committee hearing on February 10, 2021. (Photo: Anna Moneymaker/Pool/AFP via Getty Images) “Trump and his MAGA allies planned, promoted, and paid for a seditious conspiracy to overturn an election they lost,” said one Democratic Senate candidate. “And Ron Johnson attempted to… Continue reading

I used to think Gavin Newsom wouldn’t run for president in 2024. Now I’m not so sure.

SFGATE politics editor Eric Ting argues that a Gavin Newsom presidential bid in 2024 looks much more likely than it did a few weeks ago Eric Ting, SFGATE June 21, 2022 (SFGate.com) Previously, we’ve written about how California Gov. Gavin Newsom is clearly laying the groundwork for a presidential run, though we’ve argued that 2028 — and not… Continue reading