Wednesday, July 20, 2005
"One of the most important areas for the Senate to explore is Judge Roberts's views on federalism - the issue of how much power the federal government should have. The far right is on a drive to resurrect ancient, and discredited, states' rights theories."
Only the NY Times could claim that federalism is ancient and discredited. Someone needs to remind them that Federalism is the entire basis of our sytem of government.
I think that after the "blood bath" is over, Roberts will ultimately be confirmed.
NJ from NJ
All this talk about going to war is going to look silly when Roberts is quietly comfirmed...
The best that the Libs can do is call him conservative. He doesn't have the brash personality of Scalia or Bolton, which seems to upset Libs more than anything else.
(This is fairly typical for a newspaper which though excellent is clearly liberal. If Conservatives take issue with the liberal bias of the Times, start your own newspaper that is as good as the NY Times!)
Other than that, the Times has consistently supported laws that ignored states rights.
It's well within their right to do so, but to dismiss "ancient and discredited" theories of federalism is laughable.