The lead editorial in today's Washington Post laments the return of the $1-million political donor, amusingly noting that when it comes to bills in Congress, "you can assume that the measure will accomplish almost precisely the opposite of what its name boasts." Sure enough, the "527 Fairness Act" isn't about regulating the independent "527" groups that were the loopholes of choice in campaign finance laws during the last election cycle, but rather about lifting the limits on how much individual donors can contribute.
For the Wall Street Journal editorial page, Thursday's 5-4 Supreme Court decision to uphold a city's right under the 5th Amendment to buy homes to make way for a hotel and corporate offices is another example of a "judicial encroachment on our liberties." The issue: What constitutes "public use" when exercising eminent domain? Justice Anthony Kennedy sided with the four liberal justices. He is vying with David Souter to be the most disappointing justice to conservatives.