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Launch the 'Nuke,' Harry!

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There's an old adage in politics that the way to win political struggles is to "bring a gun to a knife fight." If this imagery isn't violent enough for you, the subject on the table now is whether Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is considering what is called the "nuclear option."

Self-inflicted Wounds: New Alaska Laws Reject Statehood

John Aronno | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
John Aronno

The signing of these bills into law is the closest any state has come to seceding. One resolution went so far as to urge the federal government to "recede." We have officially adopted laws asserting autonomy and authority over the union of which we are a part, to which we pledge allegiance to.

The F Word: Corruption and Inequality Begin at Home

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The U.S. media seems to have found a new language for the economy. There's been talk of "solidarity" and even "class war." The only problem? They're talking about Egypt.

What's the real agenda behind opposing shared custody?

Rob Hahn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Rob Hahn

My previous blog dealing with domestic violence and shared custody generated plenty of response, so much that it warrants a follow-up.

Federal Judge's 'Inappropriate' And 'Disturbing' Book

The Boston Globe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

US District Court Judge Nancy Gertner has a memoir coming out in April, and it bears a very unjudicial title: "In Defense of Women: Memoirs of an Unre...

It's Time to Get Judicial Retention Elections Off the Ballot in Illinois

David Orr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Orr

Judicial retention races are a paradox, where too much democracy means no democracy at all. Not a single judge has lost a retention election since 1990.

DU Think Tank: Elections Lead To Corrupt Judges

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — An old debate about whether judges should be elected or appointed is heating up again. Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Conno...