When arguing against paying their fair share of taxes, some people claim “it’s my money.” Robert Reich says such people forget it’s their nation, too. True patriotism means paying for America, it means coming together for the common good.
The Court’s majority, made possible by Chief Justice Roberts' surprise decision, has given a huge victory to the Obama administration and, arguably, the American people. The Affordable Care Act is still flawed, but it is also a milestone.
The Supreme Court can't let the public's already shaky opinion of it get any worse. If Obamacare isn't upheld, it's further evidence that the court decides according to partisan politics, rather than legal principle.
SB 1070, the strict Arizona immigration law ruled on yesterday by the Supreme Court, is seen by many as essential to keep illegal immigrants out of the US and preserving the American way of life. Yet many of those same politicians who support SB 1070 and measures like it in the name of protecting our borders are also intent on destroying our system of government.