State of the Union

Posts in category “Law”

Building Conservative Prison Reform

Talk of bipartisan prison form has rallied spirits in Washington in recent …

Posted April 17th, 2014

New Leaks Show CIA’s Contempt for Congress

An interrogator isn’t just focused on extracting information, but on controlling it. …

Posted April 2nd, 2014

Even If Hobby Lobby Wins, We Lose

Closing on Sundays doesn’t make up for the disembedding nature of big box stores.

Posted March 25th, 2014

Bill Kristol’s Tea Party Constitution

Jonathan Chait amusingly shoots at the fish in the barrel that is …

Posted March 3rd, 2014

Arizona’s Discrimination Fight and the Politics of Tolerance

“Religious Right Cheers a Bill Allowing Refusal to Serve Gays.” Thus did the …

Posted February 25th, 2014

Affirmative Action’s Personal Costs and Consequences

Some children are products of their environments, while others are products of …

Posted February 7th, 2014

Obama Announces Mild Surveillance Reforms

Just as our army has, in President Obama’s famous debating words, moved …

Posted January 17th, 2014

Global Slavery Index: Measuring Millions

Kevin Bales, co-founder of Free the Slaves and well-known human trafficking expert, …

Posted October 22nd, 2013

Government Shutdown and the (Actual) District of Columbia

In light of the impending government shutdown, D.C. Mayor Vince Gray and …

Posted October 1st, 2013

Should the Government Mandate Vaccinations?

Vaccination has been a widely adopted practice in the U.S. since the …

Posted September 30th, 2013

Obama’s Odd Theory of ‘Creeping Resignation’ Over Gun Violence

From the New York Times report on President Obama’s speech at the …

Posted September 23rd, 2013

German Children Seized From Parents for Crime of Homeschooling

Teaching your own kids is illegal in Germany, and one family is paying the price.

Posted September 5th, 2013

Considering John Kerry’s New Faith-Based Office

When the State Department announced its new office for religious engagement last …

Posted August 19th, 2013

How Your Smartphone Can Spy on You

Excited about the latest iteration of the iPhone, expected to be soon …

Posted August 2nd, 2013

Bradley Manning Found Guilty of Espionage, Not Aiding the Enemy

Pfc. Bradley Manning was found guilty of more than 20 crimes, including …

Posted July 30th, 2013

Why There Won’t Be Riots Over Zimmerman

While I probably should have a strong opinion about the Trayvon Martin-Zimmerman …

Posted July 15th, 2013

Can a “Meat Cleaver” Break the Federal Government’s Bad Habits?

Marvin Horne, a raisin farmer, officially owes the government “at least $650,000 …

Posted July 13th, 2013