Hey Liberals, Big Money In Politics Is Here To Stay

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How can liberals win in the new campaign finance environment?

The U.S.A. Slips Further Into Plutocracy

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Democracy in the U.S.A. literally no longer exists as of April 2nd, 2014. This is a historic and shameful day. America is now officially a Plutocracy, a state governed by those who possess the most money, not by those who labor for it.

The Positive Legacy of Fred Phelps

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Without meaning to, the late hatemonger did one good thing for tolerance in America.

1996: Guyhood … the Early Years (Part 1)

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While you chewed your Betty Rubble vitamin, what else happened in 1996?

The Coming Battle Over Voter ID

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A judge in Pennsylvania has thrown out Pennsylvania’s controversial voter ID law setting the stage for the Supreme Court to tackle the issue.

Goodness and the Sliding Scale of Time

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“Yesterdays goodness isn’t good enough”, says Jackie Summers

California Appeals Court Upholds State Ban on Assault Rifles

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Semi-automatic assault rifles are still illegal in California, and the ban is constitutional.

To the Supremes: Hands Off Affirmative Action

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Professor Warren Blumenfeld believes revoking Affirmative Action could cause disastrous consequences.

Arizona AG Says State Can Require Proof Of Citizenship For State Elections

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that states may not require proof of citizenship for those registering to vote in federal elections, 7 to 2.

Let’s Change How Police Question Young Suspects

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Juveniles are particularly vulnerable to the coercive (and often unlawful) techniques of law enforcement officials.

Texas Fights To Execute Man on Death Row Due To Discredited Doctor’s Testimony

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Dr. George Denkowski was found to have relied on scientifically unproven methods to deem inmates fit for execution, sometimes relying on offensive stereotypes about the poor.

Southern States Are Suppressing Voters’ Rights [OpEd]

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Since the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, nothing is stopping politicians from disenfranchising poor, elderly, and student voters.

Texas Attorney General Openly Defends Partisan Rigging of Voting Districts

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State Attorney General Greg Abbott mounts defense of re-districting plan as based on party discrimation, rather than racial discrimination.

Pentagon Working to Revise Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses

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The Pentagon is currently reviewing a plan that would give same-sex spouses of military personnel full marriage benefits.

Obama Administration Ready to Fight Back as Voter ID Laws Sweep the Nation

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When the Supreme Court struck down a key part of the Voters Rights Act of 1965, Texas attorney general Greg Abbott tweeted just 20 minutes later “I’ll fight #Obama’s effort to control our elections.”

Justice Department Head Resolves to Protect Voting Rights

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Holder vows to challenge voter suppression efforts after Supreme Court ruling