Stuff We Wish We Wrote

The Supreme Court After Scalia

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - February 16, 2016, 8:20 AM
An American flag flies at half mast following the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia at the U.S. Supreme Court, February 14, 2016 in Washington, DC.…

Antonin Scalia, R.I.P. — Honor His Legacy as a Foe of Judicial Imperialism

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - February 15, 2016, 10:33 AM
by The sudden and untimely death of Justice Antonin Scalia on February 13 is a reminder of two things — first, how much he himself meant to the rule of law and…

GOP Has A Duty To Reject Obama's SCOTUS Pick

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - February 15, 2016, 10:03 AM
Although nothing in his political history suggests magnanimity, Barack Obama may surprise us by nominating one of those moderate-consensus types who would…

15 Of Antonin Scalia’s Best Lines

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - February 15, 2016, 9:57 AM
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia wrote what has to be some of the best reads in Supreme Court history. His dissents in particular were filled with his…

What We Know About CO2, Global Atmospheric Temperatures

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - February 12, 2016, 12:00 PM
How much will the doubling of CO2 in the air warm the global temperature? How do scientists take an accurate measurement of the temperature of the Earth’s…

Hey, Obama: For Most Americans the Economy Still Stinks

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - February 12, 2016, 10:27 AM
I wonder if Obama and the White House spinmeisters wish they could take back his claims on Friday that the economy is crackling along and that the big problem…

The Motion that Won the Stay

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - February 12, 2016, 9:51 AM
The Supreme Court’s decision to put a stay on EPA’s so-called Clean Power Plan took nearly everyone by surprise. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals had already…

Washington Metro Getting Ready for Bankruptcy?

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - February 12, 2016, 7:52 AM
Research Studies Centers and Projects Research by Topic Recent Books Reading Lists Latest Study Is the Doha Round Over? The WTO’s Negotiating Agenda for 2016…

Internet Tax Freedom—at Last

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - February 12, 2016, 7:46 AM
Photo: Getty Images It’s been a long, hard slog, but we can report some good news from Washington. On Thursday the Senate finally passed—and the White House…

SCOTUS Orders Stay of the Clean Power Plan

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - February 11, 2016, 11:36 AM
In what is undoubtedly one of the most significant blows to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in recent history, the U.S. Supreme Court by a 5-4…

A Supreme Carbon Rebuke

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - February 11, 2016, 8:08 AM
The Supreme Court in Washington D.C. Photo: Getty Images When President Obama hasn’t had his way on climate, immigration and so much else, he’s rewritten the…

Attorneys general say states should ignore Obama's climate plan

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - February 11, 2016, 8:08 AM
State attorneys general called on all states Wednesday to cease all activity on meeting the goals of President Obama's far-reaching climate rules for power…

Another Friendly Reminder of Peak Nonsense

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - February 11, 2016, 1:15 AM
I know I posted just yesterday the National Geographic cover (from back around 2006 or so) about the end of cheap oil, but I can’t resist doing so again today…

Supreme Court Halts Obama’s Aggressive Climate Agenda

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - February 10, 2016, 4:18 PM
Gun ControlIslamic StateRefugeesSchool Choice EnergyCommentary Nicolas Loris / @NiconomistLoris / February 10, 2016 / Families will not only feel the pain of…
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