Lacey Donohue · 01/01/14 12:37PM

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor late Tuesday temporarily blocked the Obama administration's enforcement of the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive coverage requirements for a small group of Catholic nuns. The government has until Friday to file a response in the case.

Lacey Donohue · 10/20/13 09:38PM

Tomorrow President Obama will declare that the Obamacare website glitches are "unacceptable." And speaking of unacceptable, Sen. Ted Cruz told ABC's This Week on Sunday that "I would do anything, and will continue to do anything, to stop the train wreck that is Obamacare."

Right Wing So Mad About Supreme Court Ruling It's Just Straight-Up Appropriating Nazi Vocabulary

Max Read · 07/02/12 05:16PM

Frequent readers of National Review Online's The Corner might have stumbled over this odd foreign word in contributor Michael Walsh's column about Chief Justice John Roberts: Dolchstoss, which Walsh uses to refer to Roberts' ruling that the Affordable Care Act is constitutional. Literally translated, Dolchstoss means something like "dagger-thrust," but, like so many other words, this one has a particularly interesting valence. Let's take a look at Kevin Baker's 2006 Harper's article "Stabbed in the back! The past and future of a right-wing myth," shall we?

John Roberts' Medication Made Him Stupid and Other Right-Wing Explanations for the Obamacare Ruling

Max Read · 06/29/12 02:50PM

Almost no one was able to predict that Chief Justice John Roberts would join the Supreme Court's liberal bloc in voting to uphold the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate — which means a lot of the coverage, especially from the right wing, has focused on what caused Roberts to vote the way he did. Because, sure, it could be that he genuinely believed in the law's constitutionality, but isn't it more likely that he did it to please his masters at the Washington Post?

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Obama on Health Care

Max Read · 06/28/12 09:15AM

The Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 in favor of the Obama administration on the Affordable Care Act, upholding the constitutionality of the law's individual mandate as a tax. The majority opinion was written by Chief Justice John Roberts, who joined the court's liberal bloc. "The bottom line," SCOTUSBlog writes, is that "the entire ACA is upheld, with the exception that the federal government's power to terminate states' Medicaid funds is narrowly read. [...] Chief Justice Roberts' vote saved the ACA." CNN initially, and hilariously, reported incorrectly that the mandate had been struck down, briefly turning Twitter into an entertaining website.

Fun New Right-Wing Meme Barely Lasts a Day

Max Read · 06/28/11 08:01PM

Did you hear that Obama wants to spy on all the doctors to ensure that they're utilizing proper Kenyan medical techniques? No? You must be getting your news from the liberal media establishment, then!