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Inaguration

Public Recordings of Police Officers Will Be Legal in Illinois After All

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 12.16.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

I'm not sure how this caught fire and spread so quickly on Facebook and Twitter, because the whole point of the eavesdropping law revision was to remove language that made it a felony for any citizen to record a law enforcement officer on duty. It was that portion of the eavesdropping law that made it both unconstitutional and absurdly antiquated.

President Obama Vows Action on Climate; Latino Groups Support Swift Action

Adrianna Quintero | Posted 03.24.2013 | Latino Voices
Adrianna Quintero

Mr. President, the Latino community, and Americans across the nation, stand ready to support your actions to respond to the threat of climate change and protect our children and future generations.

Gay Family in the House: A Letter to President Obama

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 03.22.2013 | Gay Voices
David Valdes Greenwood

I've proved and disproved a thousand stereotypes in my life so far, but only one title -- American -- has ever come close to encompassing all of my experiences. Your biography, Mr. President, leads me to believe that you know what I mean. My daughter knows, too.

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts Puts the Kibosh on This Whole Obama-mania Thing

David Bourgeois | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Bourgeois

Call it payback for Obama voting against confirming the right-wing justice. Instead of reading the oath, the cocky Justice John Roberts thought he could just recite it by memory.

Community Is the "New Deal"

Kari Henley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kari Henley

The First Family represents so many of the simple things we desperately need to model in our own lives; honest connections with our partners, family, friends, and neighbors.

Why Is Anyone Surprised Obama Picked Warren?

Phil Bronstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phil Bronstein

This choice illustrates the downside of inspirational figures and the accompanying bad habit of investing in Obama your own ideas, values, priorities and views just because he moves you.

Israel-Palestine Conflict: The Bush Years Vs. The Clinton Years

Bryan Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bryan Young

Israel and Palestine have sized up Obama and I think they know this is probably their last chance for violence before it's no longer the fashionable way to do things in Washington.

Obama Will Announce the Closure of Guantanmo on January 20th

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

A source within the Obama transition team visiting Amman stated that the actual closure will take up to six months to complete because of the uncertainty of what to do with some of the more notorious prisoners.