| Apr 2, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburglikes the Indian Healthcare Improvement Act and other ingredients of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka "Obamacare." Why, she asked toward the end of three days of hearings, shouldn't the court...
| Mar 30, 2012
The Supreme Court's three days of arguments on the constitutionality of the Obama health care law have triggered a guessing game, replacing for the moment the 2012 presidential campaign as topic A on the nation's nonstop talk shows. Did the justices'...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 7:30 AM
In the arguments before the Supreme Court on the individual mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act, Justice Antonin Scalia likened it to a slippery slope that could lead to the federal government forcing citizens to buy broccoli. In response, U.S....
| Apr 4, 2012
| 12:45 PM
Both Eileen Ambrose ("Oppose health care act at your own risk," April 1) and Dan Rodricks ("Razing the JFX, lowering O's expectations," April 3) miss the issue before the Supreme Court. The issue has nothing to do with the provisions of the Patient...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Thanks to Dan Rodricks for shining the spotlight on that annoying expression, "spot on" ("Razing the JFX, lowering O's expectations," April 2). It is a British way of thinking that something can be perfectly correct, while in America we know that...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 11:55 AM
The U.S. Supreme Courtupheld the constitutionality of President Obama's health care law Thursday, ruling that the government may impose tax penalties on people who do not have health insurance.
The court's long-awaited ruling rejected a broad legal...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 11:32 AM
By voting to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.erased concerns that the Supreme Court had become captive to a political rather than a legal agenda. As he promised to do during his confirmation...
| Jun 29, 2012
In the twinkling of an eye, the Supreme Court's surprising decision to uphold the bulk of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has greatly helped President Barack Obama in the continuing fight over it in the 2012 presidential election....
| Jul 2, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Why not just cut open a goat and be done with it?
In ancient Rome, a special kind of priest called a haruspex would "read" the entrails of sheep to divine the will of the gods, the health of the growing season, or whatever else was weighing on the...
| Jan 29, 2012
| 5:00 AM
I really wanted to love the Supreme Court's decision Monday in United States v. Jones. As one deeply committed to personal liberty and restrained government, what's not to love when the nation's highest court finds the police must obtain a warrant...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 9:19 AM
In George Orwell's novel "1984," the unblinking eye of government surveillance is omnipresent and inescapable. Orwell could not have known what technology would one day make his nightmare scenario possible, but he could foresee that whatever it was, the...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 4:43 PM
Working out of a Highlandtown studio, Ben Walsh and his small team of video game developers recently created My Pet Rock, a family-friendly Facebook game.
But, Walsh said, some day he might decide to design a video game for a more, er, mature audience ...