A Fighting Chance

A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren I don’t usually read a lot of autobiographies, but I’m a fan of Elizabeth Warren and I’ve heard good things about this book, so I decided to give it a try. I figured I’d start on it this weekend and finish it later in the week, but as soon […]

Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution

Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution by John Paul Stevens $14.13 at Amazon ($10.99 Kindle) In the wake of the unprecedented level of gerrymandering that followed the 2010 elections, as well as the Supreme Court’s gutting of the Voting Rights Act and campaign finance laws, it has become very clear that […]

Double Down

Double Down by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann $17.30 at Amazon ($11.93 Kindle) In early October 2012, things seemed to be going very well indeed for Mitt Romney. He faced an unpopular incumbent presiding over a still-lethargic economy. He had access to a staggering amount of money (his total spending surpassed the president’s by over […]

The Nine

The Nine by Jeffrey Toobin $10.88 at Amazon Many of the opinions the Supreme Court issues are dry and technical, deciding obscure points in the law; simple cases, after all, can be decided by the lower courts according to past decisions, and the justices of the Supreme Court choose what cases they will take. Then […]

The Oath

The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin $16.26 at Amazon ($14.99 on Kindle) Like many interested observers, I had no idea how the Supreme Court would rule on the Affordable Care Act, but I assumed that the decision would be either 6-3 in favor (with Roberts and Kennedy joining […]

The New New Deal

The New New Deal by Michael Grunwald $18.48 at Amazon Although I know that economists generally consider the stimulus to have been a success, and that it’s considered one of the most transparent government programs ever, I’ve never been particularly familiar with the details outside of the HITECH Act. As such, I was looking forward […]