Month: May 15, 2005

May 15,2005

What judges do

Judges are in the crosshairs. The possible filibustering of some of President Bush’s judicial nominees has Senate Republicans mulling a “nuclear option” to force the nominees to a general vote,...

May 09,2005

Electoral security

When AFF held a roundtable on Social Security in mid-March, we were blessed with the presence of two liberals — Dean Baker and Ben Hubbard — willing to make the case against...

May 09,2005

Broadcast flag burning

Now that the FCC's "broadcast flag" has been struck down, broadcasters would do well to stop obsessing over exaggerated piracy threats and focus on competing with cable and satellite.

May 02,2005

Changing hearts, ending abortion

Despite all the talk about retiring Supreme Court justices, the reversal of Roe v. Wade is in no way imminent. Even if two pro-Roe justices retire over the next four years, the president...

May 02,2005

Outgrowing the knowing grin

In Ben Folds’ case, the numbers (most of them fives and threes), tell the story: Ten years ago, Ben Folds formed Ben Folds Five, a Chapel Hill trio he described...