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Remember That Precedent Matters

Dr. Roger H. Hull | Posted 02.26.2013 | Education
Dr. Roger H. Hull

At colleges in particular, especially small colleges where everyone knows everyone else, there is a tendency to make decisions on an ad hoc basis. Don't do so; never decide personnel matters on the basis of personality.

Laughable Online Censorship Attempt Won't Last a New York Minute

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans in the New York state government are attempting to pass a law that would ban anonymous comments online. Even if they actually passed the act, once it arrived in a federal court it would be tossed out in a "New York minute" (as they say).

Partial Justice

Barry Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barry Schwartz

The mark of a wise judge is the ability to balance. To deny empathy or detachment its proper place is to cut wisdom off at the knees. One without the other would give us only partial justice.

Condi Rice Pulls A Nixon: When the President Does It, That Means It is Not Illegal

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

This is why I say these people don't understand the whole concept behind America. In our system of government, the president is not supposed to be above the law.

Anonymity Of "Obama Is A Muslim" Emails Constitutionally-Protected?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Emails saying absolutely anything about a candidate could not only be sent anonymously, but whoever sends them would actually be allowed to break any sort of anti-spam laws to do so.

Precedent George Bush

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Bush's term in office will be remembered for the precedents it set, particularly in relation to the presidential power, and the separation of powers between the three branches of U.S. government.