"I love this job," said Thomas Perez, the hard-charging head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, in a speech last December to the liberal legal group American Constitution Society. "We have a very broad, a very ambitious vision. It's a very exciting vision, and I wake up every morning with a hop in my step." Read More
The Justice Department has found a new way to pursue civil rights lawsuits, using the powers of the Civil Rights Division not just to win compensation for victims of alleged discrimination but also to direct large sums of money to activist groups that are not discrimination victims and not connected to a particular suit. Read More
Judging by the latest survey data on American public opinion, Rudyard Kipling might as well have been talking about us when he said "never the twain shall meet" between the East of Britain's privileged ruling elite and the West of native subjects of her empire.
Pollster Scott Rasmussen regularly documents the yawning gulf between what he calls America's "Political Class" and the rest of us, whom he dubs "Mainstream America." Read More
There's hope for the Democrats if you look hard enough, and some people are looking quite hard. To Jonathan Alter and Jonathan Cohn, President Obama is FDR redux, with a noble array of historical feats that have marked him for greatness. Read More
Did you know the Justice Department threatened several universities with legal action because they took part in an experimental program to allow students to use the Amazon Kindle for textbooks? Read More
It's 2021 -- 10 years on, the Kabul Declaration of 2011 isn't looking so good. Read More
Let's put government on a diet. That's what voters seem to be saying in response to the Obama Democrats' vast expansion of the size and scope of government.
Evidence comes from pollster Scott Rasmussen. He asked likely voters -- his usual sample, which tilts more Republican than all adults -- whether increased government spending is good or bad for the economy.
The results were unambiguous. Good for the country? 28 percent. Bad for the country? 52 percent. Read More
Women just feel it. They sense trouble and will instinctually right it. They're like mama grizzly bears, "who kind of just know when something's wrong" and when to raise a paw to stop it. So women should get to govern now. Or else.
That's the message of Sarah Palin's latest video, "Mama Grizzlies." She isn't the only woman who is finding feminine judgment to be a selling point. Read More
While Tea Partiers like Sharron Angle in Nevada and Rand Paul in Kentucky are challenging Washington's politics-as-usual on the campaign trail, Greg Abbot, Mike Cox and Ken Cuccinelli are opening a crucially important second front against the federal Leviathan in the courts. Read More
Reihan Salam, responding to this Bruce Bartlett interview over at The Economist’s Democracy in America blog, writes: