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Red, Brown, and Blue: How our definition of whiteness has changed with each new wave of immigration--and how it needs to change again

Ray Suarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Suarez

Destination Casa Blanca's host Ray Suarez takes a look at a new history of immigration, and the opposition, in America.... One St. Patrick's Day in C...

What If the Midterm Elections Were Next Year?

Ralph Seliger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ralph Seliger

I wish to advance a two-fold proposal for electoral reform: amending the U.S. Constitution to change the terms of office for president and members of the House of Representatives.

Margaret Rogers, Vail Official,

The Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

VAIL -- Vail Town Council member Margaret Rogers, an attorney, told the Colorado Independent Monday she doesn't expect a new Colorado law allowing loc...

Turkey's Referandum: Sunday Night Thriller

Ahu Ozyurt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahu Ozyurt

What to follow in Turkey this Sunday? It is either the World Basketball Championship final game or the constitutional amendment referendum. Both will give you a heart attack.

The End of Term Limits Means the Decline of Democracy in Sri Lanka

Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza

The 18th Amendment will fundamentally transform Sri Lanka's political system; Its effect will be to remove vital checks on Executive power and further undermine Sri Lanka's democracy.

Glenn Beck Rally: A civics lesson

Sam Seder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Seder

Glenn Beck fans and the Tea Partiers lament how our Government has become untethered from the Constitution. This is an impressive assertion considerin...

The Constitutional Right for Hot Chicks to Party

Doug Lieblich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Doug Lieblich

Several days ago, the United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the right for bars and nightclubs to enact "Ladies Night," a promotional ni...

Election Protection in Afghanistan

Mike Signer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mike Signer

This Saturday, I'll be stepping off a plane in Dubai along with several dozen other Americans, on the way to Kabul for a mission to monitor elections for the Wolesi Jirga, Afghanistan's lower house of Parliament.

Arthur Delaney

Joe Miller: No Social Security For Future Generations

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Alaska Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller repeated his view Wednesday that the United States needs to fundamentally rethink Social Security. "Lo...

A Champion of Federal Power

Josh Horwitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Josh Horwitz

This ideological dichotomy in our body politic has become the defining feature of the upcoming November elections, and it was put on full display this past Saturday at two mass rallies in our nation's capitol.

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.

When Hedge Fund Managers Talk, Andrew Ross Sorkin Transcribes, Uncritically

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Fiderer

You can't buy the kind of free publicity extended by today's New York Times, which quotes extensively from Daniel Loeb's political rant in, "Why Wall St. Is Deserting Obama," a 1,200-word piece devoid of critical analysis.

Rhode Island Student Paper Faces Eviction Threat

Adam Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Adam Goldstein

Some First Amendment problems knock you down with the force of the state of California landing on your head. Others come in smaller orders of magnitud...

Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin Are Restoring Dishonor to America

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin are constantly talking about restoring our Constitution. They want to get our Constitution back. I did not know that it had gone away.

Supreme Court Shoots Down Part Of Key Post-Enron Reform

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of the anti-fraud law enacted in response to the Enron and other corporate scandals fr...

The Cordoba House Debate: "It's Like A Dog Chasing Its Tail"

Ian Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Moss

A lot has been written and will be written about the controversy* surrounding the proposed construction of the Cordoba House, two blocks from the Worl...

Treacherous Politics

James Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Miller

Anyone who has read Founding Brothers, or any other great read about the men who founded this country, can't help but be blown away by how different p...

Blago 'Verdict': Not Earth Shattering, After All

Marty Robins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Marty Robins

The mistrial may mean many things, but it has nothing to do with Citizens United or campaign finance. We should avoid overreacting with far reaching action implicating the freedom of speech of anyone.

Celebrating the Women's Vote Amendment in the Age of the Tea Party

Doug Kendall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Kendall

As we celebrate the 19th Amendment, the progressive story of our constitutional history -- the story of our still unfinished constitutional journey towards a more perfect union -- is under assault.

The Summer of Republican Race-Baiting

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

What else do we call the deliberate inciting of racial bigotry and resentment for the sake of attaining power? It's race-baiting and it's a major component of the Republican strategic arsenal.

The Muslim Community Center Debate -- Continuing Our Duty

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

When we signed up for service, we swore to uphold the Constitution. Some have tried to claim that the construction of the community center at its currently planned site is "anti-America." We don't believe that to the be case, at all.

A Mosque at Ground Zero and the Source of American Greatness

John Milewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Milewski

The debate over the proposed building of an Islamic center and mosque a few blocks from "Ground Zero" has resulted in off the charts displays of demag...

Let's Follow JFK's Example & Ignore Obama's Second "Mosque" Statement

Jamal Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamal Simmons

The more I learn about the mosque controversy the more it is clear it is a phony debate. (Witness Laura Ingraham taking both sides of it). There is no plan to build a mosque at Ground Zero.

SPIN METER: Republicans Hot, Cold On Constitution

AP | BEN EVANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican Rep. Paul Broun of Georgia won his seat in Congress campaigning as a strict defender of the Constitution. He carries a c...

Gendering the Birthright Citizenship Debate

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Terms like "anchor baby" and "drop and leave" reduce Latina immigrants to the status of breeders and criminals, negating not only their humanity but their right to motherhood as well.