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Con law seminar makes you appreciate the Constitution

For many people, sitting in a room with a professor of constitutional law — even a noted one, a Harvard graduate — to listen to a lecture about recent cases is a definition of torture prohibited by the Geneva Conventions.

Compromise is a dirty word — if you’re losing

It’s not surprising that the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee thinks the way to end gridlock in Washington is to elect more Democrats. Surely, Republicans think winning back the Senate and the White House is the key to progress.

Where does this end?

There are two, and only two, possibilities surrounding U.S. Senate Republicans’ decision to filibuster the nomination of Richard Cordray to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Flipping hypocrisy

Finding hypocrisy in politics is about as difficult as finding drunks in a bar, so detailing each and every double-standard could fill the entire newspaper. But sometimes, one stands out enough to deserve a little extra scrutiny.

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