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End American Political Madness? Change Philanthropy Law

Brian Ross | Posted 08.04.2016 | Politics
Brian Ross

You don't have to get congress to end Citizens United to take billions of dollars that are destroying democracy out of the American political system. You just need an Internal Revenue Service Rule change.

Precedential Power

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 07.07.2016 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

Review of The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right. By Michael J. Graetz and Linda Greenhouse. Simon & Schuster. 468 pp. $30. In Augus...

Revenge of the Sixties

William O'Rourke | Posted 04.07.2016 | Politics
William O'Rourke

Our culture values persistence and Bernie Sanders has been persistent. He has two or three things to say and he's being saying them since he began to run for office in Vermont during the 1970s. What is amazing is that it has taken nearly five decades for his message to be heard.

Supreme Obstruction

Dave Johnson | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Republicans have announced that they will not consider any Supreme Court justice nomination that the president brings them. This is part of an ongoing Republican attack on our form of government. The country has been through years and years of Republican obstruction of everything government does. Why is that?

Supreme Irony: GOP Peddles Denial of Justice!

Martin Lewis | Posted 02.14.2016 | Politics
Martin Lewis

Republicans have shown enormous respect for the Constitution of the United States of America and their hero Associate Justice Antonin Scalia by instantly using his death to demand that President Obama ignore the Constitution for the next 340 DAYS.

The Painful Powell Memo

Edward Flattau | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Edward Flattau

The late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell's memo does raise a fundamental question: Can corporations make a decent profit and still operate in an environmentally sustainable fashion with public health and safety elevated to paramount importance?

Too Often, American Justice Is Injustice

Michael Shammas | Posted 08.22.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

Our state of affairs goes against a pinnacle of American justice, equality before law, facilitating everything from war crimes, to torture, to domestic spying, to a predatory, ravenous Wall Street that feeds on the middle class with impunity.

Stone Age Rituals in Modern Society: Let's Move On

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The death penalty is difficult justify in any modern civilized society. The issue is greater than partisan politics. A sober evaluation of the costs and benefits of state-sanctioned death clearly demonstrates that the death penalty is not viable.

Know Your LGBT History: A Historic Victory For Oregon's Gays And Other Queer Events That Took Place Oct. 18

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In conjunction with the celebration of October as LGBT History Month, The Huffington Post will be providing you with "Know Your LGBT History" updates!...

Whatever Happened to the Women's Movement?

Bob Burnett | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Bob Burnett

From the perspective of a straight white guy perched on the left coast, there seem to be three reasons why the women's movement hasn't produced gender equity.

SCOTUS's Gutting of the VRA Is the Fulfillment of Lewis Powell's 42-year-old Battle Plan

Mitchell Bard | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Don't get bogged down in the legal arguments offered by Roberts. The legal argument is an excuse to allow business conservatives to undo a key piece of legislation that did huge work in giving more Americans the power to vote, but made it harder for business conservatives to win elections.

Rob Portman, Nancy Reagan and the Empathy Deficit

Steven Conn | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Steven Conn

Before the applause for Senator Portman grows too enthusiastic, let's also note that his embrace of marriage equality reveals a fundamental failure of empathy in the first place. After all, we ought to assume that if not for his gay son, Portman would still oppose gay marriage.

Clues to the Heist of American Economy Found in 40-Year-Old Memo

Frances Causey | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics
Frances Causey

This "ideological marketing organization, " along with its clones, soon began pumping out free market propaganda that was peddled to the mainstream media on a daily basis. And wouldn't you know it-it soon became the dominant language of our politics and economics, with Ronald Reagan as its spokesman?

"President Ryan": Another Shrewd Move in the Corporate State's Long Game

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

If Obama's re-elected and we're still suffering in 2016, as now seems likely, our "electable extremist" Paul Ryan will be in the perfect position to become the next President. Heads we win, says Corporate America, and tails you lose.

Conservative Business Group Undefeated At Supreme Court This Term

Mike Sacks | Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is undefeated at the Supreme Court this term, continuing to improve its success in securing business-friend...

The Corporation in Chief

Erica Payne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erica Payne

Many Americans were surprised by the Citizens United decision, and a few recognized it for what it was -- the inevitable conclusion of a four-decade-long strategy.

Can White Men Shed Their Prejudices Better Than Others?

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathaniel Frank

The implication of Sessions' inquisition was that, as a white male with no distinguishing "heritage" to speak of, he and his ilk can make judgments totally free of feelings, belief, or experience.