how does one become a writer at a major newspaper without understanding basic civics or the most fundamental aspects of american governance?
the constitution rejects direct democracy -- and yet these people keep pretending that it's some kind of baseline of good governance. it's just amazing. there is no popular vote, never was, and yet they write about it like it's a real thing.
none of this is to even mention, that all of his arguments are incredibly misleading.
the supreme court *exists* to function outside political and democratic pressures.

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