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Guns, Terrorists, And The Constitution

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If America does have a consensus that we're all basically OK with the concept of governmental blacklists, and that we further approve of curtailing constitutional rights for people on such lists, then it should be relatively easy to get the necessary votes in Congress and the statehouses.

Friday Talking Points -- Deconstructing GOP Absurdity

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The basic Republican position isn't that hard to understand. It is: "We are going to deny Barack Obama a third Supreme Court pick, unless Hillary Clinton wins the presidency." That is precisely what some of them believe.

Three Constitutional Amendments We Need Right Now

Rodney Wilson | Posted 02.22.2017 | Politics
Rodney Wilson

The current partisan battle to replace the late Justice Scalia, for example, makes it apparent that a fine point needs to be put on presidential appointment power. In addition, two other questions perpetually provoke deep division and heated debate -- particularly in an election season.

Myanmar's Constitutional Challenges

Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics
Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen

In what some thought could be a game-changer to Myanmar's political landscape, several constitutional amendments were voted down in the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, or Union parliament, on June 25.

A Call to Arms

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

Never has the foundational constitutional principle of one person, one vote been so undermined by a Supreme Court majority that apparently believes money is king.

Making History This Week With Hemp

Ben Droz | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics
Ben Droz

Industrial Hemp has emerged somewhat quietly yet increasing quickly as an issue across the country over the past several years. For American consumers, Hemp has gone from rope and burlap to a wide variety of new products from high protein superfoods to building materials for homes.

Star Wars Unveiling: Our Next Amendment

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

It is a dark time for the republic. Imperialist forces have colluded to make a mockery of our democratic process, not unlike Palpatine's maneuverings ...

How We Can Fight Back Against the Supreme Court

Cenk Uygur | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

It was nice while it lasted. Democracy at the national level is dead now. We have replaced it with an open auction. This will not at some future date lead to a worst case scenario. We're already living in that scenario.

East Colorado Reservations

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Putting secession on the ballot in a county is, pretty obviously, nothing more than a political stunt. It brings to mind those who launch efforts to amend the Constitution even though they know they're never going to succeed. I appreciate the value of a good political stunt, though.

Constitutional Changes Are for Myanmar's Own Good

Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen | Posted 10.02.2013 | World
Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen

As long as Myanmar has a constitution that is directly or indirectly controlled by the military, or by any elite pact, the country will remain in the category of a "defective" or "incomplete" democracy.

On Immigration, Rubio Draws His Line In the Sand: Queers

Alex Knepper | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Alex Knepper

Rubio is a younger, darker face for an old, tired agenda -- and anything but the revolutionary figure that the party needs to attract young and minority voters.

The Faces of Shame (PHOTOS)

Rana Florida | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
Rana Florida

Do Americans really value the right to bear firearms -- and not just any firearms, but ones that are designed to kill as many people in as short a time as possible -- more than they do the safety of their children?

Last Election for Electoral College?

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I'm going to paint a picture of how America could scrap the Electoral College system in the next decade, but I make no predictions whatsoever about the chances this could become reality. You'll have to judge that sort of thing for yourselves.

8 U.S. Presidents Who Ran Their Own Businesses (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 07.19.2012 | Small Business

Mitt Romney has said more than once that his private sector experience will help him reinvigorate America's stagnant economy. The Republican nomin...

Constitutional Moments: The People's Voice

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics
Dylan Ratigan

America has been here before, and has shown remarkable resilience in the darkest of times. So just how do we get the debate we deserve? How do we root out the corruption, greed, and fraud in our system?

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz: a Correctable Flaw in his Thinking

Daniel Hough Jones | Posted 11.04.2011 | Politics
Daniel Hough Jones

This email was sent to Howard Schultz in response to his invitation to attend a telephone conference he has arranged for next Tuesday: Dear Howard, ...

How Low Can You Go? GOP Rep Proposes Cutting Funding for Obama's Teleprompter

Veronica Conway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Veronica Conway

Rep. Steve Womack suggested defunding the president's teleprompter because, "We're asking people to do more with less, and I think the president ought to lead by example."

The Next Amendment

Mark Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

While these are all good suggestions that I hope will someday be the law of our land, there's a problem we need to get to first: the desecration of our national anthem.

Oklahoma Sharia Law Blocked By Federal Judge Down

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order Monday to block a new amendment to the Oklahoma Constitution that would pro...

Getting Fired for Using (Legal?) Medical Marijuana

Liz Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Liz Ryan

You thought your medical marijuana card made it legal for you to smoke or ingest THC? Too bad. Colorado employers are claiming their pot policies don't have to allow for medical marijuana use.

Friday Talking Points [124] -- How's That Libertarian Thingie Workin' Out For Ya?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We certainly have a lot of ground to cover this week, so let's dig right in. I'd like to start with a declaration, though: Bristol Palin is now fair g...

State Rights Pushed By State Legislatures Amid Health Care Overhaul

New York Times | KIRK JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Whether it's a correctly called a movement, a backlash or political theater, state declarations of their rights -- or in some cases denunciations of f...

Mr. Stupak: I Can Stand the Heat

Nancy Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Keenan

The pundits say that on abortion, the Democrats have to choose between the economically liberal wing of its party and the socially progressive one. I strongly disagree with this premise.

California Supreme Court Thinks Prop 8 Was No Big Deal

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

The court says that because the effect of Proposition 8 is so "minor" we don't need to classify it as a revision and it can stand, as is, after a simple majority vote.

Friday Talking Points [57] -- End Of Prohibition 75th Anniversary Edition

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Brian Williams, NBC's talking head extraordinaire, is probably a decent guy, a guy with whom you could sit down and have a beer. [More on the alcohol...