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Results or Process: How Should We Evaluate Judges?
17 Mar 2014
A few days ago I was asked which of the Justices on the US Supreme Court I admire the most. My answer shocked the friend who asked the question: Justice Antonin Scalia and Justice Stephen Breyer.
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Civil Unrest and the Uncivil Rest
20 Feb 2014
In Russia, Pussy Riot's post-prison protests lead to arrest under Putin's police power and assault by Cossack militia members.
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Political Game Playing
03 Oct 2013
Now that the government shutdown is a reality, I want to take this opportunity to register my disgust at how this played out.
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Citizens United and the Perils of Super PACs
03 Sep 2013
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
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God Colors Outside The Lines
01 Sep 2013
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
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Justice Ginsburg: Unfairly Criticised?
24 Aug 2013
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
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I Guess That's Why They Call Them Blue States
20 Aug 2013
I spent a little time in California over the summer. It had been awhile. I remember going there as a kid and being so impressed.
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Birther Argument Debunked
20 Aug 2013
We have all been seeing for years now the arguments put forward by some that President Barack Obama was ineligible to run for President because he was not a "natural born citizen" as his father was
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Moderate Republicans In Denial
10 Aug 2013
Mickey Edwards steals a page from those early Progressives who believed the cure for democracy was more democracy.
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It's Politics Stupid!
24 Jul 2013
In May 2009, former International Monetary Fund chief economist Simon Johnson wrote an important essay in The Atlantic on the origins and implications of the 2008 financial collapse, called "The Qu
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