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Has Israel Poisoned The Peace Process?

Recently I have been reading about the situation in the Middle East, specifically the Israel/Palestine impasse, and started to wonder what has happened to create such a divisive atmosphere when the
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Results or Process: How Should We Evaluate Judges?

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

In Russia, Pussy Riot's post-prison protests lead to arrest under Putin's police power and assault by Cossack militia members.
 

Political Game Playing

Now that the government shutdown is a reality, I want to take this opportunity to register my disgust at how this played out.
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

I Guess That's Why They Call Them Blue States

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.
 

Birther Argument Debunked

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
 

Moderate Republicans In Denial

Mickey Edwards steals a page from those early Progressives who believed the cure for democracy was more democracy.