State of the Union

Posts in category “Law”

Obamacare vs. Dr. Evil’s Legal Eagles

Decades ago, a few friends and I were listening to Not For …

Posted July 23rd, 2014

Fear and Loathing in Guantanamo Bay

The Guantanamo Bay detention center briefly reasserted its presence in the public …

Posted July 23rd, 2014

Toward a New Foreign Policy Consensus

Register now for the New Internationalism conference on 6/17.

Posted June 11th, 2014

Six Questions for Tara McKelvey on Torture

Tara McKelvey is a features writer at BBC News in Washington. She …

Posted May 12th, 2014

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