The Great Debate

Americans are helping eight million people break this bad law

April 26, 2016
Migrants attend a workshop for legal advice held by the Familia Latina Unida and Centro Sin Fronteras at Lincoln United Methodist Church in south Chicago, Illinois, January 10, 2016.  Campaigns are going on in cities from Boston to Richmond, California as activists, legal aid organizations and immigrant groups react to the United States government's recent announcement it would step up deportations of Central Americans families that arrived since May 2014 when there was a surge of women and minors arriving from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, many fleeing drug gang violence. Picture taken January 10, 2016.  REUTERS/Joshua Lott - RTX26JUC

Migrants attend a workshop for legal advice held by the Familia Latina Unida and Centro Sin Fronteras at Lincoln United Methodist Church in south Chicago, Illinois, January 10, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

The many ways Senate Republicans can block Obama’s Supreme Court nominee

February 24, 2016
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at an event sponsored by the Federalist Society at the New York Athletic Club in New York October 13, 2014. REUTERS/Darren Ornitz (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW)

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at an event sponsored by the Federalist Society in New York, October 13, 2014. REUTERS/Darren Ornitz (UNITED STATES – Tags: CRIME LAW)

The behind-the-scenes politics of picking a Supreme Court justice

February 22, 2016
U.S. President Ronald Reagan speaks with Supreme Court Justice nominee Antonin Scalia (R) in the White House Oval Office in Washington, DC in a July 7, 1986 file photo courtesy of the Ronald Reagan Library. Conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died, setting up a major political showdown between President Barack Obama and the Republican-controlled Senate over who will replace him just months before a presidential election. REUTERS/Bill Fitz-Patrick/White House/Courtesy Ronald Reagan Library/Handout via Reuters   ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

President Ronald Reagan speaks with Supreme Court Justice nominee Antonin Scalia in the White House Oval Office in Washington, DC in a July 7, 1986 file photo. REUTERS/Bill Fitz-Patrick/White House/Courtesy Ronald Reagan Library/Handout via Reuters 

‘You get one shot': How Justice Antonin Scalia viewed the world

February 16, 2016
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at an event sponsored by the Federalist Society at the New York Athletic Club in New York October 13, 2014. REUTERS/Darren Ornitz (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW) - RTR4A1AA

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at an event sponsored by the Federalist Society at the New York Athletic Club in New York, October 13, 2014. REUTERS/Darren Ornitz

One possible weapon to ward off super PACs

November 12, 2015
Campaign buttons for Republican U.S. presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush are displayed prior to Bush formally announcing his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination in Miami, Florida June 15, 2015. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri  - RTX1GM9F

Campaign buttons for presidential candidate Jeb Bush, displayed before Bush formally launches his campaign, in Miami, Florida, June 15, 2015. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

from Breakingviews:

Rob Cox: Wal-Mart just shy of target on gun front

By Rob Cox
October 6, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

For America, real progress achieved nearly by accident

July 1, 2015
Couple carry an American flag and a rainbow flag during the annual Gay Pride parade in New York

A couple carry an American flag and a rainbow flag during the annual Gay Pride parade in New York June 28, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

When the Supreme Court is this wrong, it’s time to overrule them

June 2, 2015
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Police form a line after arresting demonstrators on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court, on the anniversary of the Citizens United decision, in Washington, January 20, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

How do you change the deeply held beliefs of a nation? Here’s one strategy.

April 17, 2015

Updated 6/25/2015 at 10:15 a.m. EDT A box of cupcakes are seen topped with icons of same-sex couples at City Hall in San Francisco

A box of cupcakes topped with icons of same-sex couples at City Hall in San Francisco, June 29, 2013. . REUTERS/Stephen Lam

The Supreme Court hears an Obamacare fairytale

March 2, 2015
U.S. President Obama meets with citizens who wrote letters about how they benefited from the Affordable Care Act at the White House in Washington

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) meets with citizens who wrote letters about how they benefited from the Affordable Care Act at the White House in Washington, Feb. 3, 2015. At right is Health and Human Service Secretary Sylvia Burwell. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque