President Barack Obama's claim that private-sector job growth is hunky-dory is hooey, writes Shikha Dalmia. Moreover, instead of asking whether the effects of his own policies—like uncertainty over the extension of the Bush tax cuts and the compliance costs of ObamaCare—might be choking the private sector, Obama wants to apply his stimulus therapy to the public sector. This won't produce overall growth, Dalmia notes. Indeed, more government spending means a shrinking private sector, and there are three main reasons why.
A newspaper staffed by the country's most famous journalism school says it shouldn't have covered a Jeff Sessions event.
It's safe to say this guy would not make a good president.
The Eighth Amendment prohibition against excessive fines and fees applies to states as well, SCOTUS rules, opening a new way to challenge outlandish forfeitures.
"You have a situation where a person owed $8 and lost their house. I mean, how is that equitable?" asked Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein.
A Georgia Death Row Inmate Will Be Executed Tomorrow. New Evidence Says a Different Man Was the Shooter.
A witness and co-defendant is casting doubt on the testimony that sent Ray Cromartie to death row.