Critics think the Tea Party senator is being self-defeating, but his antics make sense if he's actually trying to remake the Republican Party in his image.
Critics think Obama has boxed himself in and surrendered executive-branch power to Congress. They’re in for a big surprise.
Some Democrats want the president to raise it by himself. But the 14th amendment offers him a much better strategy.
First, he should let the United States go over the fiscal cliff. Then he should push filibuster reform.
At best, he would be hamstrung by the conflicting demands of a radicalized party. At worst, he would wreck the Reagan coalition.
The fight over health care reform is still going strong: A conservative group now argues that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional because it started in the wrong House of Congress.
The 2012 election will decide the real political meaning of the showdown over whether the U.S. would pay its debts.
The health-care case wasn't about broccoli or the Commerce Clause. It was about ratifying a change in our nation's social policy.
How did a legal argument that most scholars thought was crazy get taken so seriously so quickly? The Republican Party's staunch support played a crucial role.
The mandate fits the textbook definition of a tax: it raises revenue, serves the general welfare, does not violate fundamental rights, and it is not a criminal penalty in disguise.
Some liberals want the president to go after the Court in the upcoming election. History shows there is a right way and a wrong way to do it.
If the Court overturns the Affordable Care Act, it will upset a balance of power that has been in place since the New Deal.