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Affirmative Action Is Back in Court. Arguments Against It Make No Sense
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.
Republicans are Still Trying to Destroy Obamacare, and They're Still Losing
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.
Conservative Judges Are Ganging up to Steal Your Affordable Healthcare
Posted on: Jul 22, 2014, Source: The Guardian
Clear evidence of how judges march in lock-step with the Republican party.
4 Ways the Government Keeps You In the Dark About What It's Doing
Posted on: Aug 9, 2013, Source: AlterNet
The post-9/11 war on terror has led to a substantial increase in government secrecy.
6 Things You Need to Know About the Government's New Spy Law (CISPA)
Posted on: Apr 18, 2012, Source: AlterNet
CISPA would allow information sharing between corporations and the government, and presents serious dangers to individual privacy.
Are Police Building a Massive DNA Database?
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.
5 Important Things You Should Know About Privacy and the Supreme Court Ruling on GPS Tracking
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.
Why Conservatives Need to Stop Whining About Robert Bork
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.
Primary Battle Completely Understandable
Posted on: Apr 25, 2008, Source: Lawyers, Guns and Money
Maybe it's just that we have two great candidates.
Anti-Vaccination Crankery Is Dangerous
Posted on: Apr 24, 2008, Source: Lawyers, Guns and Money
So why are major Presidential candidates paying lip service to it?
David Mamet, Constitutional Scholar
Posted on: Apr 22, 2008, Source: Lawyers, Guns and Money
More on Mamet's depressingly simple-minded political rantings.
Liberals and Obama Aren't "Elitist"
Posted on: Apr 15, 2008, Source: AlterNet
Framing Obama's "gaffe" as elitist misses the point.
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