Politics Roundtable

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Political blogs of interest to economists.

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Brad DeLong


February 14, 2016, 10:18 am, 1608522

Live from [Fill in the Blank:] Nino Scalia: "I think it is very facile for people to say...

...‘Oh, torture is terrible.' You posit the situation where a person that you know for sure knows the location of a nuclear bomb that has been ...


February 14, 2016, 10:18 am, 1608523

Live from [Fill in the Blank:] Nino Scalio in...

Wonkette: Antonin Scalia Has Magic Jesus Constitution: "Nino Scalia: 'The main fight is to dissuade Americans from what the secularists are trying to persuade them...

to ...


February 14, 2016, 10:18 am, 1608521

Scott Lemieux: Justice Scalia's legacy: blistering zingers and a more partisan America:

When Antonin Scalia was nominated to the US supreme court by President Ronald Reagan in 1986, the first Italian-American to serve on the Court was unanimously confirmed by the ...


February 14, 2016, 10:18 am, 1608520

Live from "Why, This Is Hell, Nor Am I Out of It": Donald Trump says, correctly, that Marco Rubio is the only person glad that George W. Bush was president and Richard Cheney vice president from January 21 to September 11, 2001.

Certainly Bush and Cheney wish, ...


February 13, 2016, 8:18 pm, 1608432

Live from the Roasterie: In healthy republics, people who have stolen elections for others do not get to lie in state in public buildings.

Just saying...


February 13, 2016, 8:18 pm, 1608431

Live from the Roasterie: Sri Srinivasan? Edith Ramirez?


February 13, 2016, 8:18 pm, 1608429

Live from [Fill in the Blank:] I remember Nino Scalia arguing that not just Martin Luther King, Jr., but George Washington were criminals against God:

Nino Scalia (2002): God’s Justice and Ours: "Civil disobedience... proceeds on the assumption that what the individual citizen ...


February 13, 2016, 8:18 pm, 1608430

Live from [Fill in the Blank:] Nino Scalia: "There is no basis in text, tradition, or even in contemporary practice...

...(if that were enough), for finding in the Constitution a right to demand judicial consideration of newly discovered evidence of innocence brought forward after ...


February 12, 2016, 12:18 pm, 1608116

Live from the Roasterie: Given Republican Senator Tom Cotton and colleagues' letter, wholly credible.

Republicans: Worse than you can imagine, even knowing that they are worse than you can imagine:

Josh Marshall: Oh My: "We can by no means take this as a ...


February 12, 2016, 12:18 pm, 1608115