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Supreme Court Hears Dispute Over Pay For Security Checks

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Workers who fill customer orders for Internet retailer Amazon might be out of luck in their quest to be paid for time they spend g...

Indiana University Introduces Student-Athlete Bill of Rights

Robby Benson | Posted 09.13.2014 | Sports
Robby Benson

Lost in the shadows of towering headlines about LeBron's return home, the World Cup, and the All-Star Game, there is a headline not nearly as sexy, that will change the landscape for all student athletes across our nation.

The Supreme Court Rules With a Caveat in the Wings: Is Your Smartphone Public or Private?

Mark Weinstein | Posted 08.27.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

It appears that Chief Justice Roberts feels that if a social media company states that they have access to view and analyze your posts, content, and relationships, then that ought to be fair game for the government (and law enforcement), too.

First Nighter: In "Arguendo" Elevator Repair Service Makes a Good Argument for Unbridled Enjoyment

David Finkle | Posted 11.25.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Although I can't say I followed everyone of the ins and outs of Elevator Repair Service's Arguendo, at the Public, I had great fun trying to. That's ...

North Carolina's Voter Suppression

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

In 2008, President Barack Obama carried North Carolina by a few thousand votes. But the new law may make it harder for the Democratic presidential candidate to carry the state in 2016.

Why the Paula Deen Controversy Is About Far More Than Words

Lisa Solod | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Lisa Solod

What this brouhaha shows is that we are not even close to being an inclusive society, despite having a black president, despite the inroads the women's movement has made, despite our sudden willingness to deal with immigration reform.

Happy Birthday Citizen's United, the Most Naïve -- or Cynical -- Supreme Court Decision of the Past Century

Mitch Rofsky | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics
Mitch Rofsky

While 2012 wasn't as successful for the mega-contributors as 2010, should we conclude that money doesn't influence politics? Hardly.

To See the 1 Percent in Action, Skip the Video and Visit the Supreme Court

Nan Aron | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Nan Aron

The distasteful fundraiser in Florida was a window into a worldview that shocked many people. But we don't need hidden-camera videos to reveal a philosophy devoted to protection for the powerful and contempt for everyday people.

The Supremes Say It's Okay to Steal Your Valor

Jessica Levinson | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

The First Amendment protects not just what we want to say and hear, but also disgusting, despicable statements that we would rather people not say or hear.

PHOTO: Pelosi-Boehner Pic Goes Viral

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. A few hours after the United States Supreme Court upheld most of President Barack Obama's signat...

Pay Close Attention to Those Behind the Curtain

Lisa Solod | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics
Lisa Solod

White noise is masking the real sounds our country and the world are making. The sounds of anguish and injustice, of starvation and deprivation, of cruelty and anger.

The Not-So-Supreme Court

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 01.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Nothing about the Supreme Court – not its magnificent building atop Capitol Hill nor its very title – suggests that its...

Sex, Justice, and the -Isms

Erica Payne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erica Payne

What would you do if you learned that two weeks from now a man repeatedly accused of aggressive sexual misconduct may decide whether women have the power to confront people who discriminate against them?

The Corporation in Chief

Erica Payne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erica Payne

Many Americans were surprised by the Citizens United decision, and a few recognized it for what it was -- the inevitable conclusion of a four-decade-long strategy.

Scott Sisters Freed! Gov. Barbour Wants a Kidney for their Freedom

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony Papa

I wish the Scott Sisters the best in their regaining their freedom and hope they lead fruitful lives. And I pray that Governor Barbour does not use the freedom for organs tradeoff anymore in the future to save the state of Mississippi tax dollars.

Replacing Stevens

Eric Lurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Lurio

The more obnoxious the nominee that is being considered, the greater the possibility the Republicans will be as cohesive as they were in the health care debate.

Review of Casino Jack and the United States of Money by Alex Gibney

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gary S. Chafetz

I recently watched Casino Jack and the United State of Money, a new documentary about Jack Abramoff by filmmaker Alex Gibney, in a virtually empty mov...

Obama Asks Pundits Not to Skew Words: But That's What They Did

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Russnow

Media types are there to keep themselves and their hefty paychecks forthcoming, egged on by the networks' need to create controversy. How else will they get the viewers to watch, and thus generate valuable ad revenue?

The Scott Sisters: Two Life Sentences for 11 Dollars?

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony Papa

How do you wind up in prison serving two life terms for a robbery that netted 11 dollars? That question has haunted first time offenders Gladys and Jamie Scott for the past 15 years.

Guns N' Robes: A Canadian Perspective

Bruce Kluger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Kluger

I've always liked Canada. Its health care system apparently works; its comedians are consistently a hoot; and the gentle behemoth just upstairs always manages to keep a cool head in a hot world.