Why The Supreme Court Should Uphold the Health Care Law 9-0

The Supreme Court hears arguments this week in a high-stakes challenge to President Obama’s health care law. The court will consider complex constitutional questions, but the biggest issue is a more basic one. Will the court’s conservative Justices, who have railed against “judicial activism,” practice what they preach? If they are faithful to their proclaimed belief in judicial modesty the […]

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Regional banks ready to rally

Investors may be able to find some big bargains while betting on smaller regional banks. Financial stocks are in the midst of a 2012 comeback, but shares of regional banks haven’t enjoyed the same surge as their larger peers. While Keefe Bruyette & Woods’ large bank index (BKX) is up more than 26% in 2012, its regional bank index (KRX) […]

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Strauss-Kahn warned over alleged prostitution ring

Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was formally warned Monday that he is under investigation for “aggravated pimping” for his alleged participation in a prostitution ring in France, prosecutors said. He is not allowed to have contact with other people involved in the investigation, nor is he permitted to talk to the media about the case. Strauss-Kahn was released […]

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How Religious Expression Is Splitting the U.S. Electorate–Including Republicans

Americans may be more religious than their peers in other Western countries, but they have their limits when it comes to mixing religion and public life. According to a new survey conducted by Pew, a 38% plurality of Americans for the first time say there’s too much expression of faith in politics. That figure has increased dramatically in the last […]

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Trayvon Martin case sparks dialouge on racial inequality: What is the meaning of Justice

Nearly one month ago, few people knew the name Trayvon Martin. The teen, who was walking to the house of his father’s fiancée in Sanford, Florida, with a drink and Skittles in hand, was shot by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain who had called police to report suspicious activity. If you had looked on February 26, it would have […]

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