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Extreme Senate Competition: Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Joni Ernst Compete to Replace Jeff Sessions as "Most Extreme" U.S. Senator

Victor Williams | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics
Victor Williams

My quixotic attempt to challenge the re-election of "unopposed" Jeff Sessions in 2014 failed. I was not even allowed on the Alabama ballot. But now Sessions has some real competition -- from the Senate's far right caucus.

'Anti-Immigrant' Jeff Sessions and Alabama's Racist Voter ID Law

Victor Williams | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics
Victor Williams

Worse than any Jim Crow poll tax, the Voter ID law attacks social and economically vulnerable citizens' very identity as they consider exercising their most precious freedom. It intimidates and threatens long before election day.

Bernie Sanders Skewers Republicans

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

As a member of the bipartisan panel tasked with constructing a budget deal to fund the federal government ahead of the Jan. 15 deadline, Sen. Bernie S...

On Immigration, Rand Paul Emphasizes Hard Work, Not Welfare

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) -- who has increasingly tried to separate himself from the “GOP of old” -- was once again at odds with members of his own p...

Republican Senator Makes Questionable Obamacare Claim

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 02.28.2013 | Business

One Republican senator's claim that Obamacare would increase the deficit by trillions of dollars over the next 75 years is "dishonest," ThinkProgress ...

The Uneven Hand of Justice

Gary Liberson, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Liberson, PhD

There have been a number of articles over the past months on the racial bias of the death sentence and in jury selection. To be more accurate, the is...

Kagan Kabuki Theater Delivers More than Drama and Comedy

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

OPINION - The senatorial process of vetting Supreme Court candidates is about as close to Kabuki theater as we get in America. Elena Kagan did the ri...

Borking Barak: Why the Right's Newest Attack on Kagan Is Wrong

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

This week, Republicans ramped up their newest attack on Elena Kagan: her praise in 2006 for Aharon Barak, Israel's former Chief Justice. This line of attack is as baseless as it is unsound.

Who's Activist Now? The Roberts Court Bends Over Backwards For Its Corporate Friends

Nan Aron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nan Aron

The sky is falling! A Democratic president is making judicial appointments and conservative Chicken Littles are raising the usual ruckus about the t...

Why You so Black?

Elon James White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Elon James White

I am an Average Black Person. I would much rather play my Xbox 360 and watch reruns of Scrubs. I don't want to rant and rail against the system and the perceptions of Blacks: I'm FORCED to.

Umpires, Perspective, and the Supreme Court

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The claim that any human is able to remain unaffected by their background or have a purely objective view of any case is to claim a quality that belongs only to God: omniscience.

The GOP's Mischaracterization of Judge Sonia Sotomayor

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sophia A. Nelson

Sotomayor is the most qualified judge to approach the Senate for Supreme Court confirmation in at least 70 years. This should cause the GOP to take a long "reflective pause" and frankly back off.

Obama Faces First National Security Failure as Sotomayor and Health Care Hang in the Balance

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kimberly Krautter

Last week's sustained cyber-attacks on some of our country's most sensitive government networks exposed how a country that lives by the technology can also perish by the technology.