Posts tagged "literal interpretation"

The Past upon Its Throne

by Scott Korb A look at Jill Lepore’s The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party’s Revolution and the Battle over American History In her recent book, The Whites of Their Eyes, Harvard historian and regular New Yorker contributor Jill Lepore takes a close look at the Tea Party and calls it fundamentalist. The...

Q: Why Should the Intentions of the Founders Matter?

It's the Fourth of July and while we celebrate the founding of our great nation, I'm amused by the dialogue of purity that surrounds our constitution.  Isn't the literal interpretation of any document inherently subjective?  Times have undoubtedly changed the way Americans live.  Is the fight for constitutional purity in the benefit of a progressive...

Literal Interpretation of the Constitution

NPR's Melissa Block interviewed Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama), ranking minority member of the Judiciary Committee, on a meeting held yesterday morning regarding President Obama's selection of a new Supreme Court justice. Here's the money quote that Block didn't pursue:
I would like to see a nominee who is committed to faithfully following the Constitution...