US Supreme Court

How common is a Supreme Court vacancy during a Presidential election?

The short answer: it isn’t. Immediately after the news broke that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia had died, Republican leadership indicated it did not welcome a Barack Obama nominee to replace him. Rather, they want to wait a year. Justice Scalia was an American hero. We owe it to him, & the Nation, for the […]

Quote-busting: not Darwin

It sounds so clever, so right … that you want to share it immediately! Which, one assumes, is the point. This particular version of the quotation misattributed to Charles Darwin was in my Twitter feed. The Darwin Correspondence Project makes it clear that this is not Darwin. They gave an award to Nick Matzke for documenting […]