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Court Case Shows How Health Insurers Rip off You and Your Employer

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Wendell Potter

You might want to suggest that your employer look into this. It's possible, maybe even likely, that your health insurer has been ripping off both you and your employer -- to the tune of several million dollars every year -- for decades.

The Supreme Court in 2025

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

The individual we elect as president will have the potential to have profoundly important consequences for the Supreme Court and the nation in the decade to come.

Complete Audio: Supreme Court Gay Marriage Argument (Obergefell v. Hodges)

Nicholas Snow | Posted 05.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

In this episode of Nicholas Snow Live, I bring you the complete audio recording of the oral argument in 14-556, Obergefell v. Hodges, and consolidated cases.

Jesse Rifkin

For Or Against Marriage Equality, Here's What Brought People To The Supreme Court | Jesse Rifkin | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of people came to the Supreme Court Tuesday as the nine justices heard arguments in the case widely expected to determine wheth...

Thank You, Bobby Jindal!

Steven Conn | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics
Steven Conn

At one level, Jindal's essay is almost bizarre -- a sloppy combination of faulty reasoning, self-promotion and aggrieved whining. But Jindal has also inadvertently clarified what's really at stake in this recent flare-up over "religious freedom."

Supreme Court Debates Prison Guards' Use Of Excessive Force

AP | By SAM HANANEL | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a growing national debate over police use of force, the Supreme Court struggled Monday with a related question of claims of e...

Poignant Video Pinpoints Why We All Should Say #IDo To Marriage Equality

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.24.2015 | Impact

Marriage equality advocates now have a $1 million-reason to elevate their voices between now and June. Ahead of the Supreme Court's ruling on gay m...

Show-Me State Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 04.21.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

My recent trip to Missouri made me curious about women who changed America with ties to Missouri, so I went looking. Their contributions are varied and fascinating.

A Short Note to the Supreme Court on Marriage Equality

Frank Ligtvoet | Posted 04.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Frank Ligtvoet

I don't smile any more, however, since my piece is now used in US Courts.

A Digital Magna Carta Between Two Doors

Dr. Jovan Kurbalija | Posted 04.02.2015 | DC
Dr. Jovan Kurbalija

Any social contract, including a digital one, should include checks and balances from society, and include some control of the reigning powers, whatever form they currently take.

Racist Police, Courts, Fraternities: Who Says We Don't Need Affirmative Action Anymore?

Carla Seaquist | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

If affirmative action -- or, better, equal opportunity -- is to be reinstated, we need to "build it better," as the new mantra goes. And its practitioners need to keep control of their instrument.

Texas License Plates and the Confederate Flag

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 05.23.2015 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

It seems clear that Texas cannot constitutionally forbid the display of the Confederate flag on a license plate because others might find it "offensive or disagreeable." But it is not so simple. Is the government discriminating among private speakers, or is it expressing only the messages it wishes to convey?

Janson Wu Talks U.S. Supreme Court Gay Marriage Case and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 05.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse are two amazing women. They are both nurses and the mothers of four children they fostered and adopted. They are devoted to each other, to their kids and they should be able to marry.

Reflections From the Bridge: Where the Stain of Slavery and Segregation Met a Young Man's Courage and a Preacher's Dream

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 05.11.2015 | Black Voices
Deborah J. Vagins

After crossing the bridge, I feel rededicated to my work to honor the courage and fulfill the dreams of those who fought and died for the rights of others. I was privileged to be in Selma for this anniversary and to march, without fear, across the bridge.

Women on the Money

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 05.09.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

The following women are among the 15 candidates that you can vote on to be the face on the $20 bill. All 15 have been inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame

Arthur Delaney

So That Happened: Scott Walker's Union Bust Delivered Behind A Wall Of Gaffes | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.07.2015 | Politics

So, that happened. This week, let's talk about you. What kind of stuff do you like to read on this site, and how do we provide it when Congress takes ...

The Supreme Court and the Power of the People

Michael Li | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
Michael Li

The Arizona Legislature argues this citizen legislation represents a violent break with the Framers' constitutional vision. But, in fact, it is Clement and the Arizona Legislature who offer the radical interpretation.

Protecting Health Care for All

Kamala D. Harris | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics
Kamala D. Harris

Regardless of whether you are young or old, healthy or ill, insured or uninsured, every person, in every state, has a stake in King v. Burwell.

Supreme Court Case Could Unravel Parts of ACA

Alex Tolbert | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Alex Tolbert

Whatever the outcome, the King v. Burwell case has huge implications for the future of the Affordable Care Act. While the hearings start today, a decision won't likely be passed down until June. Here are the three possible outcomes of this case.

Supreme Court Hands Victory To Cuban Cigar Company

Reuters | Posted 04.25.2015 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Feb 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court handed a victory to a state-owned Cuban cigar company on Mond...

Christians: You Have 5 Months

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 04.20.2015 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

I call on all Christians to lay down your scriptures, dogmas, doctrines and interpretations long enough to learn how to love your neighbor as your self.

What the Supreme Court Can Learn From Ted Cruz

Scott Titshaw | Posted 04.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Scott Titshaw

Sen. Cruz's "State Marriage Defense Act" is unlikely to become law anytime soon. Yet it is a good example of the kind of chaotic reaction the U.S. Supreme Court eventually could unleash if it upheld anti-gay state marriage laws in the case it will hear later this term. Justice Kennedy and Chief Justice Roberts, are you listening?

Meet Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, Who Isn't About to Give Up His Antigay Crusade

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 04.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Some Alabama probate judges, at least for the time being, are defying the United States Supreme Court today, refusing to grant marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples while other judges throughout the state are granting those licenses.

Using Race (Again) in the Struggle for Political Mastery

Michael Curtis | Posted 04.05.2015 | Black Voices
Michael Curtis

If they are to be true to the better angels of our nature, courts need to strike down racial quotas when the obvious and intended effect of them to disrupt multiracial political coalitions.

Should Black Athletes Attend the University of Michigan?

Chad Williams | Posted 03.25.2015 | Black Voices
Chad Williams

In my estimation, it is appropriate, if not essential, that black athletes pass over the University of Michigan and take their talents to institutions that are committed to the worthy ideals of accountability and racial diversity and value black students as more than muscle and sinew.