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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

RE: Playing Well With Others?

So Steve — I assume that you disagree with the decision in 'Jones v. Flowers'?

"For the liberals, the move was understandable: The Court had inflamed people in the country with the Kelo case on eminent domain. Here was a chance to show that the liberal wing was not really insensitive to the property rights of ordinary folk owning modest dwellings."

Arkes' reasoning on why the 'liberal' wing of the Court voted the way that they did works well for his article, but isn't necessarily the case.

So far, I have no problems with Roberts. He seems like a reasonable guy.


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