Friday, June 29, 2012
I returned from Giverny to discover that Obama had scored a huge political victory with the Supreme Court's upholding of the Affordable Care Act. The decision was, in several ways, rather odd, and I will leave it to those far more knowledgeable than I to parse it and explicate it. But the political significance is, I think, unambiguous and of major importance. I actually believe that ths decision will very materially aid Obama in his quest for a second term. We shall see. For the time being, it is enough to savor the relief and the pleasure.