Richard Brubaker

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4–4 at the Supreme Court

This week, the Supreme Court began to look even more like the rest of the American political landscape. It was already an institution influenced and divided by ideology—perhaps it always has been one. But, with a seat left empty by the death, last month, of Justice Antonin Scalia, and with the …

The GOP rigged the House: Even a massive Donald Trump defeat wouldn’t give Democrats control

<b>Nancy Pelosi, Paul Ryan (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)</b><p>GOP redistricting post-2010 was built to withstand even a landslide loss. The week’s hot political story is fantasy<p>David Daley<p>April 1, 2016 4:05pm (UTC)<p>District by district, no one understands the political landscape of the …

From The NPR Archives: Interviews With The Presidential Candidates

An email came recently from listener Stephen K. Reeder from Cerritos, Calif.:<p>"In the interest of fairness in the 2016 Democratic Primary, I have a request. There is a selectively edited clip of NPR's <i>Weekend Edition</i>, 1/13/1996, featuring an interview with then First Lady, and current Democratic …

Supreme Court Considers Obamacare Birth Control Mandate

The U.S. Supreme Court heard a case Wednesday that found them deeply divided over a familiar topic: contraceptive health care.<p>With the death of …

Biden: Supreme Court vacancy helps 'rich and powerful'

WASHINGTON — Vice President Biden sought to increase pressure on Senate Republicans Thursday by warning that their refusal to consider filling the Supreme Court's gaping vacancy was creating a "constitutional crisis" that will help the rich and powerful at the expense of ordinary …