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Obamacare Affirmed: The Aftermath

Jon.nine Wrote: Jun 29, 2012 3:12 PM
Explaining the sum total of Chief Justice Robert's nuance and brilliance: When I ask for a wrench, I really mean screwdriver. After all they both turn things and both are tools. What's the difference?

It has been a remarkable and consequential 24 hours.  Over the last day, the American political landscape has -- in both the long and short term -- shifted considerably.  The president's signature legislative "achievement" has been Constitutionally affirmed by a slim majority of the United States Supreme Court.  The president momentarily celebrated his victory, even as many of his down-ballot Democratic compadres ducked and covered.  The conservative movement has been set ablaze over an issue that largely fueled its historic triumph in 2010.  And a series of watershed legal precedents have been established.  Let's begin by examining the long...