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Robert Wright is wondering why the Affordable Care Act wasn’t just a straightforward use of the tax power, and his analysis is of course focused on the median votes of the Senate and the leverage these conservatives had over the legislative process. Hahaha, just kidding! When discussing the ACA, as Drew Westen has taught us, [...]
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The Median Voter Supports The Affordable Care Act

US Politics / Liberal : Matthew Yglesias (4 years ago)

We’ve seen this before, but today CNN has another poll (PDF) confirming that the Affordable Care Act’s conservative critics are a minority: I’m not 100 percent sure if “not liberal enough” is the way I would describe the law. But yo... Read Post

Conservatives Still Freaking Out Over Roberts' Vote

US Politics / Liberal : Political Mojo (2 years ago)

Chief Justice John Roberts shocked conservatives last week when he rescued the Affordable Care Act by voting with the high court's Democratic appointees to uphold the individual mandate—the part of Obamacare that requires Americans ... Read Post

Mitchell Bard: Roberts May Have Voted to Uphold the Affordable Care Act, But His Maneuver Protects His Conservative Agenda

Politics / US Politics : Huffington Post: Politics Blog (2 years ago)

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act Thursday, and I, of course, am very happy about... Read Post


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