With Hobby Lobby ruling, the Supreme Court doesn't see economic power struggle between corporations and people, writes Robert Reich. Instead, SCOTUS's ruling gives Hobby Lobby the power to deny employees' rights to contraceptive services.
In its Hobby Lobby ruling against the Obamacare mandate on contraceptive coverage, the Supreme Court centers its decision on the right of religious people, including owners of privately held corporations, not to be told by government that their beliefs are 'flawed.'
President Obama, guarded on racial issues in his first term, is now speaking out more forcefully. But for the first black president – and the nation – there’s still no more difficult subject.
The US economy shrank an unexpected 2.9 percent in the first three months of 2014, its worst performance in five years. Happily, experts see signs of a strong economic rebound for the rest of the year.