Legal troubles may be over for Wisconsin’s hotly contested government union legislation.
It’s official: Solicitor General Elena Kagan is President Barack Obama’s second nominee to the US Supreme Court. Today on the Daily Beast, Peter Beinart revisits Kagan’s anti-military zealotry over “don’t ask, don’t tell”—unsurprisingly, it doesn’t bother him enough to oppose her confirmation (though he does offer an intriguing nugget about administration allies offering to help [...]
Al Franken is a U.S. Senator representing Minnesota. His 2008 Senate race against Republican Norm Coleman was hotly contested and extremely close. It was also marred by what journalist Matthew Vadum called ”appalling irregularities that characterized both the initial and subsequent vote-counting.” The morning after the election, Coleman led Franken by 725 votes. But Franken refused to concede, [...]