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Emily Cain vs. Bruce Poliquin Nonpartisan Candidate Guide For Maine District 2 Congressional Race 2014

Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide to the Emily Cain vs. David Poliquin Congressional race? One that will give you an unbiased, no-spin comparison of candidate positions on key issues? That's what our Campus Election Engagement...Show More Summary

Women: Turn Out Before Your Rights Are Turned Back

It's been a rough couple of years for reproductive rights - not only with the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision enshrining corporate control of contraception, but in Congress and statehouses around the country. Women's private health decisions and medical privacy are at greater risk now than at any time in recent history. Show More Summary

Let's Talk About Teacher Retention, Not Tenure

To hear some folks talk about tenure, you would think that one of the biggest issues facing education is a glut of teachers, a veritable mountain of wrinkled old classroom geezers blocking the career paths of a million Bright Young Things who are itching to get into the classroom. Show More Summary

Healthcare workers treating Ebola patients should be commended--not treated as untouchables

As a former Physician Assistant who provided medical treatment to AIDS victims in Los Angeles in the 1980s, I have seen firsthand the danger when hysteria overruns science. We should celebrate and not punish healthcare professionalsShow More Summary

Funeral for a Fake Out

I say we bury the b.s. called Domestic Violence Month, and here's why. For the past five years I have been taking a look at where American women find themselves in areas ranging from domestic violence and rape to rates of incarceration and the pay gap. Show More Summary

With the Elections Coming to an End, It's Time for Executive Action

Our communities suffer every day from the ongoing lack of immigration reform. As the midterm elections draw near, the president's decision to delay executive action until after the mid-term continues to be a source of disillusion and disappointment to countless Latino voters who have undocumented family and friends. Show More Summary

Why Latinos Should Vote for the Democrats

In this election, Hispanics must support Democrats. It is not often in politics that people are given the choice between real, substantive contrasts. An attitude of "vote for the lesser of two evils" that permeates the American electorate...Show More Summary

What Is Wrong With President Obama? Is This How He Leads His White House?

Yesterday we learned that anonymous White House officials called Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu a coward and that he is chicken to a reporter from The Atlantic. And today? More anonymous White House officials and this time they insult Secretary of State John Kerry: "...Mr. Show More Summary

Let Bill Maher Speak At UC Berkeley!

Free Speech Under Fire On American Campuses Fifty years ago this month, the University of California, Berkeley became the vanguard of the free speech movement when left leaning Mario Savio led a movement to challenge campus restrictions on free expression. Show More Summary

What Would Republicans Do With a Senate Majority?

By now I'm sure that a lot of Americans, especially in the "Senate swing states," are wishing that the November election would be over with already. Many are no doubt empathizing with teary-eyed Abigael Evans, the little girl in Colorado...Show More Summary

Let's Fight Fear

If you are not feeling well, the logical thing would be to call the doctor. However, as strange as it may sound, when people are fearful of a scary diagnosis, they may simply avoid making that call. At a personal level, fear can drive an otherwise sensible person to make irrational decisions. Show More Summary

Citizenship Day

Citizenship Day is full of long, sometimes awkward checkpoints, but an undeniably awkward moment has to be the last one. After a legal permanent resident has received help from various legal professionals, I, a volunteer, ask her to write on a small whiteboard her reason for applying for citizenship. Show More Summary

Democracy's Most Cherished Act

Democracy! A word, a way of life, our highest ideal: Everyone is equal; no one is marginal. I still feel the force of this word, though the middle syllable -- "mock" -- grows increasingly dominant when I hear it, especially now, as election season rolls around again. Show More Summary

Why They Come: The Real Reason for the Surge of Unaccompanied Children in the United States

Americans have been wondering why the recent surge of unaccompanied children streaming into the United States is happening, and why it's happening right now. Debate rages over why children flee their homes in Central America, but a little-known U.S. Show More Summary

Medicare Reform: Scrap the SGR and Use Markets to Control Costs

Competition for the biggest waste of time in Washington is fierce, but certainly the annual "doc fix" exercise deserves to be in the running. Medicare's Sustainable Growth Rate was created in an attempt to control Medicare's costs by tying the program's reimbursement rates to economic growth as measured by GDP. Show More Summary

The Chance for a Multi-Ethnic Bosnia

In mid-October, Bosnia and Herzegovina held national elections. The scant coverage in Western media tended to highlight the fact that "nationalists" had captured the Bosniak (Muslim), Serb, and Croat seats in the ceremonial tripartite presidency. Show More Summary

Citizenfour and the Need for Judicial Engagement in Protecting Our Privacy

There is a remarkable moment in the new Edward Snowden documentary Citizenfour that shows why we need judges to take their duty to uphold the Constitution seriously. Citizenfour includes a clip of a 2011 hearing before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, focusing on a number of suits involving dragnet communication surveillance by the NSA. Show More Summary

Locking Up Family Values, Again: The Detention of Immigrant Families

There is no humane way to detain families. Let me give you an example of why: a young mother, Rosa, fled Central America this July after gangs violently threatened the family with kidnapping, the destruction of their home and death.Show More Summary

Celebrities and Another Kind of Cultural Work

In August the Washington Post ran an article entitled, "Celebrities Get Nasty Over Gaza and Israel," which began, "Your average celebrity feud starts with a personal slight that escalates into a hashtag-laden Twitter battle and culminates with a late-night talk show appearance. Show More Summary

Does Investor State Dispute Settlement Promote Limited Government?

Recently, as part of the debate over investor state dispute settlement (ISDS), I've been called out, with my limited government credentials put under scrutiny. My position is that a state to state dispute settlement system, like that used in the WTO, is preferable to ISDS. Show More Summary

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