The press, branded the ‘enemy’ by Trump, increasingly trusted by the public

Americans are increasingly confident in the news media and less so in President Donald Trump’s administration after a tumultuous year in U.S. politics that tested the public’s trust in both institutions, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Tuesday. The poll of more than 14,300 people found that the […] Read more »

Drawing Lines on the Wisconsin Map

When the Supreme Court on Oct. 3 hears the Wisconsin redistricting case, the legal conflict will pit a relatively narrow argument that is based on Court precedents against a broader-based approach based on constitutional history and good-government arguments. The clash also will likely explore the practicality of the reformers’ proposed […] Read more »

The Gorsuch Filibuster Shows The Liberal Base’s Clout

At least 41 Democratic senators have publicly committed to filibuster President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, leading to a probable showdown with Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The filibuster might seem like payback for Democrats after Republicans refused to consider the nomination of then-President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, […] Read more »