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14th Amendment

Emmett Till, Mike Brown, and a New Movement for an Old Law

Zachary Norris | Posted 08.28.2014 | Black Voices
Zachary Norris

If a black person can be gunned down and left in the street for over four hours with no disciplinary action taken against the government representative responsible, what does "equal protection" mean?

Don't Let Gardner Mislead Us About His Personhood Bill

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.16.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The Life at Conception Act aims to redefine the definition of a person in the 14th Amendment, and apply the 14th Amendment's protections to zygotes, hence banning all abortion, even for rape, as well as common forms of birth control that endanger, or even potentially endanger, fertilized eggs.

The Moment Is NOW for Professional Sports to Ban LGBT Discrimination

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 08.18.2014 | Sports
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

Professional sports commissioners and team owners should follow President Obama's lead and ban LGBT discrimination on the field and in the locker room, in boardrooms and contracting, among fans and employees -- and they should do it now, in this national month of Gay Pride.

Mike Sacks

The Long, Corrupt History Of The Corporate Person

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

The Supreme Court today heard the case of Hobby Lobby, Inc., a company owned by Christians who argued that requiring it to follow health care laws wit...

Lila Shapiro

How A Ruling On Gay Jurors Could Have A Huge Effect On The Gay Rights Movement

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.01.2014 | Gay Voices

In the next few weeks, AbbVie, a pharmaceutical company that produces an important AIDS drug, will make a decision that could have a far-reaching effe...

The USA Defaults -- on Its Constitution

Robin Koerner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robin Koerner

Throughout these last few weeks, everyone involved in the negotiations on funding the government and the debt ceiling should have been repeating somet...

Scalia: 14th Amendment Protects Everyone, Not 'Only The Blacks'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

During oral arguments on an affirmative action case on Tuesday, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said the 14th Amendment protects everyone, not "o...

Palin Accuses Obama Of 'Impeachable Offenses'

Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

Former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin took to Facebook on Monday to accuse President Barack Obama of toying wi...

Hatred: The Republicans' Core Problem

Carla Seaquist | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

The Tea Party, while more radical than mainstream Republicans, shares with them the party's signature motive force: hatred.

On October 15th, President Obama Should Address the Nation

Paul Abrams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

No democracy can operate if one faction takes the entire nation hostage unless it gets its way. Indeed, a democracy cannot even function if policy negotiations are conducted in a framework with such a threat hanging over its head.

Prevent Debt Ceiling Catastrophe: Bondholders Sue Jack Lew

Victor Williams | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Victor Williams

We now have days not weeks to avoid a debt default. If Congress dishonors its "plighted faith," individual litigants will have no choice but to sue.

Rope-a-Doping the GOP - An Update

Pat Choate | Posted 12.07.2013 | Politics
Pat Choate

Step three will come when an outraged tea party realizes that the president has outwitted them politically. They are likely to double down once more and try to impeach President Obama.

Harry Reid Slugs the Far-Right Bully

Brent Budowsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Like virtually every Democrat, like most independents, like a strong majority of Americans, I am fed up with the bullying anarchism of the Tea Party right in the House of Representatives.

What Reid, Pelosi, and Obama Should Say Now

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If there was some underlying "cut deficits" strategy to the Republican shutdown, then why would the House have passed a budget bill on the brink of the shutdown which increased the debt by $29 billion?

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama DOJ Still Won't Explain Opposition To 14th Amendment Option

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is still refusing to disclose what its legal team concluded about the 14th Amendment option, which many progres...

Burying the Lede: The LGBT Community's Deafening Silence on Federal Transgender Employment Protections

Dana Beyer | Posted 11.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Transgender Americans are protected against discrimination in employment in all 50 states under federal law. There, I said it. Our gay and trans organizations have been, at best, burying the lede, and at worst, remaining silent and even misrepresenting the current legal state of affairs.

How the 'Filibuster Fight' Should Guide the President in Handling the Debt Ceiling Hostage Crisis

Paul Abrams | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

In the end Republicans folded in the filibuster debate because they preferred preserving the filibuster for another day than permanently losing an obstructionist tool they could continue to abuse. The same strategy will work for the debt-ceiling.

Dust Off Those Poll Tax Laws, Dixie

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

As history has shown, radical Republicans won't be content with stealing the vote from the black guy down the street or that Latina woman at church or the college student next door or the senior citizen who relinquished his driver's license. They're coming for your right, too.

The Gay Marriage Case

Neil McCarthy | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics
Neil McCarthy

There is no evidence -- none -- that gay or lesbian marriage will hurt children, harm heterosexual marriages, accelerate the dissolution of the family, or otherwise imperil moral prerogatives or religious liberties.

Cowards on the Court

Alan Singer | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics
Alan Singer

During preliminary questioning in Hollingsworth v. Perry, Sotomayer, Ginsburg, Kagan, and Breyer, the center-liberal wing on the Supreme Court, focused on whether the plaintiffs had legal standing.

Does Obama Have Plan To Help Republicans?

Eric Zuesse | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

People who assume that Barack Obama entered politics as a Democrat on account of his being progressive in his convictions assume something that could ...

Zach Carter

Administration To Reject Magic Coin Trick To Avert Debt Ceiling

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Treasury Department will not mint a high-value platinum coin to avert the debt ceiling, according to an official statement from...

Friday Talking Points -- Time to Dust Off the 14th Option

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There are times, when writing about the political world, when it is impossible not to feel like I am trapped inside a Jonathan Swift satire. This is one of those times. Real life and farce blur into one, and we all pretend this is normal. Sigh.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Harry Reid, Senate Democrats Urge Obama To Bypass Congress On Debt Ceiling

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and other members of Senate Democratic leadership issued a letter to President Barack Obama F...

House Dems Urge Obama To Use His Power

Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

By JIM ABRAMS, The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- House Democrats say President Barack Obama should consider invoking a little-known constitutional...