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Noah Feldman: Supreme Court patches up Electoral College for 2020

UPDATED: Mon., July 6, 2020

In a moment of deep uncertainty about making the 2020 presidential election work, the U.S. Supreme Court has struck a blow for stability and common sense. In a 9-0 decision, the court held that states have the power to force members of the Electoral College to vote for the candidate their state has pledged to support – and to punish them if they try to break faith with that promise to voters.

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Coronavirus brings American decline out in the open

The United States’ decline started with little things that people got used to. Americans drove past empty construction sites and didn’t even think about why the workers weren’t working, then wondered why roads and buildings took so long to finish. They got used to avoiding hospitals because of the unpredictable and enormous bills they’d receive. They paid 6% real-estate commissions, never realizing that Australians were paying 2%. They grumbled about high taxes and high health-insurance premiums and potholed roads, but rarely imagined what it would be like to live in a system that worked better.
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Dean Ridings: Separating fact from fiction

Fake news. Those two words have likely created more confusion and distrust of the news media than any other. While it is easy to understand why those of us who work in the news media despise the term, it should also be apparent that the general public has a vested interest in discerning facts from falsehoods.
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George Ball: The Green Light

Welcome to the first day of summer, the summer solstice, when the sun is at its highest, vegetation greenest, daylength longest, and night shortest–the summer’s “summit”. Call it, “summer cum laude”, since we’re so happy that our year’s longest day has come.
Opinion >  Syndicated columns

George Ball: The Green Light

Welcome to the first day of summer, the summer solstice, when the sun is at its highest, vegetation greenest, daylength longest, and night shortest–the summer’s “summit”. Call it, “summer cum laude”, since we’re so happy that our year’s longest day has come.

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