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Posted on: Dec 10, 2015, Source: The Guardian

The argument that colleges shouldn't consider the racial diversity of their student body isn’t a very compelling one.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2014, Source: The Guardian

Conservatives want to protect your right to an avoidable death due to a lack of health insurance. It’s the principle of the thing.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2014, Source: The Guardian

Clear evidence of how judges march in lock-step with the Republican party.

Posted on: Aug 9, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The post-9/11 war on terror has led to a substantial increase in government secrecy.

Posted on: Apr 18, 2012, Source: AlterNet

CISPA would allow information sharing between corporations and the government, and presents serious dangers to individual privacy.

Posted on: Mar 23, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A new law permits police to get genetic samples from almost anyone convicted of any crime in New York state.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2012, Source: AlterNet

On its face, this represents an important victory against the surveillance state. But this is a narrow ruling that leaves many crucial questions unanswered.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The defeat of Bork's Supreme Court nomination now stands for obstructionism. But his defeat was based on legitimate reasons.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2008, Source: Lawyers, Guns and Money

Maybe it's just that we have two great candidates.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2008, Source: Lawyers, Guns and Money

So why are major Presidential candidates paying lip service to it?

Posted on: Apr 22, 2008, Source: Lawyers, Guns and Money

More on Mamet's depressingly simple-minded political rantings.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Framing Obama's "gaffe" as elitist misses the point.