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Citizens United and the Perils of Super PACs

Michael Stinnett - 9/03/2013: Legal rulings such as Citizens United and lax campaign financing laws have undermined the democratic process allowing wealthy donors to buy elections; so-called Super
Have we moved beyond the time when civil rights are a political issue?
 

Are civil rights a bipartisan issue?

Many commemorated the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington protest, one of the defining moments of the civil rights movement. The hopes, dreams and aspirations of Martin Luther King Jr.
 

God Colors Outside The Lines

The subject of Father Scott's homily on Sunday was "tunnel vision," something our local parish priest knows a lot about since it was not until he was in his twenties and well out of high school tha
 

Dialogue: Is It Possible In This Political Atmosphere?

With the talks already ongoing to try and avert a government shutdown in the face of another debt ceiling crisis, I have decided to look at the broader question of whether it is genuinely possible
 

Syriasly?

Now that we're finally untangling ourselves from quagmires in Iraq and Afghanistan, "serious people" on both sides of the aisle call for a new open-ended Middle East military incursion.
 

Should Judges Be Elected?

When Justice Sandra Day O'Connor retired from the Supreme Court in January of 2006, one of the issues she felt very strongly about was the increasingly common call for federal judges, and state jud
 

Justice Ginsburg: Unfairly Criticised?

There has been some ongoing debate about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and some comments she made about constitution making in countries that are endeavoring to rewrite, or develop whole new constitu
 

The Yanks Aren't Coming; They're in Sensitvity Training

I voted for Bill Clinton in 1992. Then I watched him force Navy Seals into Sensitivity Training and send them from Iraq to Bosnia on a bunch of pocket wars that made no damned sense at all.
 

The Worth of Political Memoirs

What is worth reading in todays world?
 

Nonprofits Are Our Informal Government

As the director of a nonprofit 501(c)(3), I have had to quickly learn how these kinds of organizations function.