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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.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Proposal to Expand Size of Supreme Court Draws Fire

(CNSNews.com) - The number of justices on the Supreme Court should be increased because the "current five-man [conservative] majority persists in thumbing its nose at popular values," a legal expert has proposed, sparking debate and criticism.

"When a majority of Supreme Court justices adopt a manifestly ideological agenda, it plunges the court into the vortex of American politics," Jean Edward Smith, a biographer and political science professor at Marshall University, wrote in the New York Times Thursday.


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