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Broken Promises - An Uphill Battle for Climate Justice... That We Just Might Win

This Planet | Posted 06.13.2016 | Green
This Planet

"The government doesn't work for corporations, it works for the people" - and here's how to remind them of that Photo: pixabay.com Imagine that yo...

The State of the Gun Union -- Concealed Carry in the US

Eric Korn | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Eric Korn

A recent ruling by a federal judge that struck down certain provisions of Washington D.C.'s concealed carry law as "likely unconstitutional" in the case of Grace v. District of Columbia has spurred on a needed conversation on the topic of firearms rights for the private citizen.

Family Health Care Costs Can't be Subject to Political Whim

LeeAnn Hall | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
LeeAnn Hall

A federal ruling Thursday, prompted by House Republicans, would raise the out-of-pocket costs for health care for millions of people in the United Sta...

Asking A Comedian To Be Your Guest Host Is No Laughing Matter

Fred Lundgren | Posted 04.27.2016 | Media
Fred Lundgren

When Gary Garver asked comedian Dave Shelton to be a reoccurring guest on his KCAA Morning Show which airs in the Riverside/ San Bernardino area, he d...

Funding Crisis Handicaps Louisiana's Public Defender Offices

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 03.25.2016 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

In 1963, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down the Gideon v. Wainwright decision, which unanimously held the Constitution's fair trial and due process pr...

Whistleblowers Turning in Small Whistles for Big Trumpets!

Dr. Philip Zimbardo | Posted 02.22.2016 | Business
Dr. Philip Zimbardo

Heroes come in four varieties, with infinite variations within each category. Life-long Heroes are individuals who organize their entire lives around...

Academy Awards 2016--Foreign Language Films

David Wallechinsky | Posted 02.22.2016 | Entertainment
David Wallechinsky

Eighty nations entered films in the Academy Awards Foreign Language category this year. I saw 75 of the 80 films. It was a good year for South America, a strong year for Europe and a weak year for Asia.

Celebrities Show Support For Kesha After Her Emotional Day In Court

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 02.19.2016 | Entertainment

Fans and celebrities alike are rallying around Kesha after a judge denied the motion to release her from her contract with Sony on Friday. The "Your L...

Cops Recording Your Every Move For 10 Weeks Doesn't Violate The Constitution

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics

A federal appeals court on Monday ruled it is not unconstitutional for law enforcement to set up a camera on a public utility pole and record a suspec...

An Open Letter to Sexual Assault Victims

Jill Amery | Posted 02.05.2016 | Crime
Jill Amery

It's all over the news, and as the Jian Ghomeshi trial begins, my hands are frigid. Yours may be, too. There are so many of us who have been sexual assault victims.

Even Senators Have To Deal With Jury Duty

The Huffington Post | Robert Baldwin III | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) wants you to know that even our top elected officials get called for jury duty. McCaskill, who served as a prosecutor ea...

Kansas Secretary Of State Loses Battle For Stricter Voter Registration -- Again

The Huffington Post | Robert Baldwin III | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics

A district state judge declared Friday that Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has overstepped his legal authority by implementing a dual voter reg...

Judith Kaye, First Woman To Lead New York's Highest Court, Dies

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Judith S. Kaye, the first woman to serve as New York's chief judge, died Wednesday night, according to an official statement. She was 77. ...

Evenwel, Equal Representation Depends on Justice Kennedy

Kathay Feng | Posted 12.14.2015 | Los Angeles
Kathay Feng

Since the time of the Founding Fathers, people have debated who America's representative democracy should represent. It was a pretty radical idea for American colonists to advance the idea that those who were elected to our government should represent all of We the People.

Black Cat Wheeled Into Court To Keep Nervous Owner Calm

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.04.2015 | Weird News

A black cat had his day in court after a judge allowed him to accompany his nervous owner into the dock. Taylor -- of a notoriously unlucky color -- s...

Divorce Confidential: Alimony -- Are You On The Hook?

Caroline Choi | Posted 11.13.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Alimony. It's a hot button issue in divorce and something many individuals have a hard time dealing with after the breakup. It seems unfair, when one spouse is ordered to pay a hefty sum each month towards the daily living costs and lifestyle choices of their ex-spouse. These individuals are no longer connected, yet the financial obligation continues -- sometimes indefinitely.

Charlie Brown Voice Actor Pleads Guilty to Death Threats

The Huffington Post | Samantha Guff | Posted 11.13.2015 | Crime

He was once the voice of innocence. Now, he's the voice of guilt. Peter Robbins, who originally voiced the beloved Peanuts character Charlie Brown, p...

Don't Blame The New York Judge Who Referred Alleged Cop Killer To A Drug Program

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 10.22.2015 | Politics

A New York judge is taking on the mayor and police chief over a decision he made last year -- and it turns out the law is on his side. Manhattan Supre...

Shannen Doherty Diagnosed With Breast Cancer, Insists It Could Have Been Avoided

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 08.19.2015 | Entertainment

Shannen Doherty revealed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday that she was diagnosed with breast cancer in March. The actress stated in court do...

This Tom Brady Courtroom Sketch Is Giving The Internet Nightmares

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.12.2015 | Sports

Tom Brady appeared in a federal court in Manhattan on Wednesday as part of his lawsuit against the NFL over his four-game Deflategate suspension. This...

Illinois Constitution Is for Rule of Law, Not Political Benefits

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 07.15.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

There's nothing mysterious or complicated about the Illinois Constitution's directive on state expenditures. They all must be defined by the General Assembly. Without an appropriation, there is no authority to spend.

Obtaining Self-Mastery at Frieze Week NYC (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 05.26.2016 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

Obtaining self-mastery or enlightenment during Frieze week is not an easy mission. Frieze Art Fair New York poses many challenges for art dealers, artists, collectors and its boosters, known as patrons. Most of this is psychological.

Let's Stamp Out Stigma

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

To scapegoat and stigmatize people with psychological problems may discourage them from seeking treatment and result in a backlash including the occurrence of an increased incidence of violent episodes.

Making Sense of The Jinx, Robert Durst and What He Said

Joe Navarro | Posted 05.24.2015 | Crime
Joe Navarro

I don't know if the statements made by Mr. Durst in the HBO documentary will be admitted in a future trial or even if they are needed. What I can say from experience is this: We should not be surprised when people make utterances that inculpate them in crimes.

'A Very Social Security Guard'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.05.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Herbert "Doc" Koenig is a security guard in the building where I work. He don't need no stinking badge (he has an ID card with a photo of his goateed visage and the word "Doc" under it) and he doesn't carry a pistol, mainly because he is one. But he does have a rapier wit that could disarm the most suspicious intruder.