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The Final Battle

Now that Congress has turned its back on the right to due process and trial by jury, the courts are the last line of defense against establishment of a gulag state.

Posted on Dec 23, 2012 READ MORE


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How Dark Money Helped Republicans Hold the House

In the November election, a million more Americans voted for Democrats seeking election to the U.S. House of Representatives than Republicans. But that popular vote advantage did not result in control of the chamber.

Posted on Dec 23, 2012 READ MORE



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Where Are We Heading—Bedford Falls or Pottersville?

Every year about now I watch “It’s a Wonderful Life” again to remind myself what Frank Capra understood about America—its essential decency and common sense.

Posted on Dec 23, 2012 READ MORE



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Truthdigger of the Week: Zack Kopplin

Reason has a new friend: 19-year-old Zack Kopplin played a crucial role in getting the Orleans Parish School Board to ban creationism from its campuses.

Posted on Dec 22, 2012 READ MORE


What Americans Should Learn From the ‘Republican Apocalypse’

What may finally consume the House Republicans is their boundless contempt for the American public—a contempt bluntly demonstrated in their refusal to consider any reasonable compromise with President Obama to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff” Dec. 31.

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 READ MORE


Still Here? Happy New Bak’tun

Assuming we’re all still here: What is it that humans find so compelling about impending oblivion?

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 READ MORE


Coaches Over the Common Good

This is the microcosmic lesson of the University of Colorado’s recent decision to pay a new football coach $2 million a year. The move - and the reaction to it - is a perfect illustration of America’s values, or lack thereof.

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 READ MORE



AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

The Mideast Surprise of 2013?

Although the Obama administration has acceded to the imagery of knee-jerk support for whatever Israel does, behind the scenes its policies are beginning to look far less predictable. In fact, unlikely as it may seem, a showdown could be brewing between the two countries.

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 READ MORE



AP/Michael S. Green

Crony Capitalism’s Power Couple

Where are Phil and Wendy Gramm hiding now that UBS, like Enron before it, has been nailed by the G-men?

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 READ MORE



AP/Charles Tasnadi

Robert Bork: A Pass on Watergate, Not ‘Original Intention’

The judge’s death Wednesday brings to mind his singular moment: the Senate’s rejection of his Supreme Court nomination in 1987. The criticism and assault against him marked a sea change in the process of both nominations and confirmations.

Posted on Dec 20, 2012 READ MORE


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