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John McCain Is Sick and Tired of His Outrage!

Lester & Charlie | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics
Lester & Charlie

Not since New Coke have we as a nation seen a disaster that both sides of the aisle can agree on. America is now unanimously and officially outraged that the IRS would have the audacity to target political groups -- groups that publicly despise taxes and call for the end of the IRS.

Formula for Abuse of Power

Ken Blackwell | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

John F. Kennedy as a candidate liked to tweak his opponent, Richard Nixon. When the Wall Street Journal criticized Republican Nixon, Kennedy jumped on...

'Til Death Do Us Part

Lisa Longo | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics
Lisa Longo

Any contract that has at its essence an invalid clause is in and of itself invalid. So to me, every marriage is invalid as long as two adults are barred from marriage. It is an immoral clause, and a moral cause.

Guns, Grenades and Graffiti

Alex Glashausser | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics
Alex Glashausser

Sandblasting the Constitution to restore its actual text reveals that it lacks the absolutes urged by the graffiti artists. There is no right to bear any particular arm.

Getting Real About Gun Violence

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

The pro-gun vs. anti-gun debate does not address the realities of gun violence in America and the most critical issues in preventing it.

Learning From Shakespeare

Bruce Fein | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics
Bruce Fein

Muslim antagonism towards the United States would not have awakened if we had refrained from material military, economic, or diplomatic assistance in favor of oppressive Muslim regimes.

Buying Off the Ref

Brian Young | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics
Brian Young

In so many ways, the Chamber and its allies are pushing the Court in a direction where people get less and less power to counter corporate abuses.

Santorum Praises NRA 'Warriors'

AP | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

HOUSTON -- Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum praised the National Rifle Association as "warriors" defending the U.S. Constitution...

Freedom and Healthcare: Is the Libertarian Party In Danger of Becoming Relevant?

Robin Koerner | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Robin Koerner

You don't have to be a economist to understand why American healthcare has been such a disaster for so long -- and why Obamacare has spectacularly failed to do the one thing that would have solved most of its problems.

Rand Paul's Missing Spine

Salon | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

I was on vacation when Rand Paul staged his filibuster to get more answers about drones from the Obama administration, or else I probably would have e...

House Lawmakers Introduce Term-Limits Bill

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) is the latest federal legislator to propose a constitutional amendment that would impose term limits on federal lawmakers. ...

Gun Control: A Poem

Ishan Puri | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics
Ishan Puri

I have included a poem of the recent happenings in Congress on gun control. President Obama has taken a firm stance on the issue but was still unable to turn a widely accepted 90 percent national approval for more gun control into 60 Senate votes.

From the Streets of Boston to the Halls of Congress, Extremists Have Our Country Under Siege

Pearl Korn | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics
Pearl Korn

President Obama had poured his heart and political capital into background checks and gun reform, yet his efforts were met with failure, in a coup against the will of the People orchestrated by the NRA and their lackeys in the Senate.

Rick Ross as a Mirror for the Music Industry and Culture as a Whole

Toni Nagy | Posted 06.18.2013 | Entertainment
Toni Nagy

Forcing an apology out of Ross does not address the pandemic of misogyny. This message of party culture and women as sexual objects is constantly perpetuated by the music business.

Justice Scalia, "Originalism" and Homosexuality

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

The same reasoning that leads Justice Scalia to conclude that the Framers' ignorance of cell phones and the Internet doesn't resolve questions about "the freedom of speech" should also lead him to the Framers' ignorance about the nature of sexual orientation. If one is going to be an "originalist," at least one should be consistent about it.

Maybe Guns Are Silly?

Toni Nagy | Posted 06.12.2013 | Comedy
Toni Nagy

Anyone that really thinks holding onto their assault riffle is going to protect them from the government is in such deep denial of the obvious advancements in technology and needs to acknowledge we are no longer living in 1789.

Ryan J. Reilly

Voting Rights Ad Campaign Backs Constitutional Right To Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

The Advancement Project is beginning a new push for a constitutional amendment that guarantees the right to vote. As part of the campaign, the group i...

They Deserve an Up-or-Down Vote

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

DREAM Act kids? They deserve a vote. Judicial nominees? They deserve a vote. As long as the "they" being referenced are sympathetic to the vast majority of the American public, then the logic works.

Florida Democrat's Vote Advances 'Anti-Religious Hate' Bill

Shawna Vercher | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
Shawna Vercher

Democratic State Senator Geraldine F. Thompson cast a deciding committee vote in Tallahassee that advanced Bill 58, which national advocacy organizations have labeled the "Anti-Religious Hate" bill.

I Am No Jimmy the Greek -- Round Two... Fisher v. Texas

Ediberto Roman | Posted 06.09.2013 | Miami
Ediberto Roman

In Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, the Supreme Court revisits the legality of higher education affirmative action. I believe the Court will recognize that diversity is an important social and educational value that must be actively promoted.

Iceland: End of the Constitutional Saga?

Tom Ginsburg | Posted 06.05.2013 | World
Tom Ginsburg

Why the sudden shift in opinion? It is actually not so clear that the public is very engaged on the issue. While many like the one-line slogans associated with the new constitution are popular, people seem more apathetic when it comes to making demands of parliament.

Lawmakers: Overturn Citizens United

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

The Democratic-controlled West Virginia House of Delegates voted Thursday to call on Congress to enact a constitutional amendment overturning the Citi...

John Celock

New Backers Behind Constitutional Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

Advocates for a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution have pinned their hopes on state legislatures calling for a new constitutional conv...

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.

Conflating Religion and the Constitution

Ediberto Roman | Posted 05.27.2013 | Miami
Ediberto Roman

I find the use of religion as the basis for deciding the recent Supreme Court's marriage case as a failure to fully understand our constitution.