No safe space in the middle

I’m taking Constitutional Law 2 this semester. The first week covered equal protection. As an introduction to equal protection questions based on race, we were assigned the Dred Scott decision. I hadn’t read it before, which is kind of surprising because I’m such a Civil War psycho. The holding in the case struck me hard. […]

7 Cliffs That are Scarier than the Fiscal Cliff

When the cable news orgy that was the 2012 election finished, the collected media rubbed their still sticky hands together and looked for the next story to inflate with hyperbole. The Fiscal Cliff turned out to be exactly what they were looking for, giving them a chance to beat the drum of fear until the […]