Archive for May 16th, 2016

The Crippled Supreme Court

Monday, May 16th, 2016:

Photo Credit Zach Gibson/The New York Times Every day that passes without a ninth justice undermines the Supreme Court’s ability to function, and leaves millions of Americans waiting for justice or clarity as major legal questions are unresolved. On Monday, the eight-member court avoided issuing a ruling on one of this term’s biggest cases, Zubik v. Burwell, which challenges the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that employers’ health care plans cover the cost of birth control for their employees. In an unsigned opinion, the court sent the lawsuits back to the lower federal courts, with instructions to try to craft a […] Read More →

Janet Jackson, Megan Fox, Pierce Brosnan: May 16 celebrity birthdays

Monday, May 16th, 2016:

Here are a few famous people celebrating their birthdays today. Actor Pierce Brosnan is 63. Actress Debra Winger is 61. Actress Mare Winningham is 57. Singer Janet Jackson is 50. Actor Brian F. O’Byrne (“Million Dollar Baby”) is 49. Singer Ralph Tresvant is 48. Actress Tracey Gold is 47. Country singer Rick Trevino is 45. Actress Tori Spelling is 43. Rapper B. Slade is 41. Actress Melanie Lynskey (“Two and a Half Men”) is 39. Actress Megan Fox (“Transformers”) is 30. Actor Thomas Brodie-Sangster (“Game of Thrones”) is 26. Actor Marc John Jefferies (“The Tracy Morgan Show”) is 26. Birthdays […] Read More →

Is It Time to Panic About the Mets' Starting Pitchers?

Monday, May 16th, 2016:

May 16, 2016 7:38 p.m. ET Now may be the time to head to your local grocery store and buy bread and milk before they run out. Maybe grab some gin on the way back. It’s time for Mets fans to restock their panic shelters. The team enters this week’s series against the division-leading Washington Nationals coming off a stretch of 17 games in 17 days that culminated with a sweep at the hands of the middling Colorado Rockies. On the one hand, the 21-16 Mets are still on pace for a 92-win season. On the other, they begin the […] Read More →

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