After a spike of historic decisions, it's useful to note that the Supreme Court will rarely allow itself to get out in front, or fall very much behind, prevailing public opinion.
With its opinion in King v. Burwell, the Supreme Court seems to be sending a signal that it is not interested being asked on a continual basis to undo a law that has been in effect for the past five years.
Not too long ago, one-third of the electorate was undecided. But that number has been shrinking, and many of those who are undecided don't vote.
Gov. Bobby Jindal and Sen. Marco Rubio might have given a presidential run a pass. But political opportunities like the one for GOP candidates in 2016 are fleeting.
The growth of unmarried women, minorities, and Millennials is a potential boon to Democrats in the next election, but they have to turn out. For now, there's a 15-point enthusiasm gap, says Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg.
President Obama’s big win in the Supreme Court on same-sex marriage has left Republicans unsure of how to proceed. Should they fight it by way of constitutional amendment or take a live-and-let-live attitude?
'Inartful' – along with its linguistic cousins 'counterproductive' and 'I misspoke' – has long been a fixture in politics. But with the Supreme Court's majority decision preserving Obamacare, the term gains new luster in Washington's lexicon.
Bobby Jindal's campaign probably won't last the summer. But it's still historically significant. He should stop ducking Confederate flag questions and stand with leaders like Nikki Haley.
At the present time, nearly 9 in 10 of South Carolina representatives say that they support taking down the flag. But a model simulating today's vote signals some reasons to be cautious.
When conservative critics threatened to scuttle the trade deal, GOP leaders stripped them of leadership roles or called the White House for help with Democrats. It was a professional job, done in a bipartisan fashion. This time, the center held.