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Filed Under:US Politics / Liberal
Posts on Regator:5344
Posts / Week:30.2
Archived Since:February 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for July 2, 2014

A group of US Marines learns proper blade handling techniques in the Philippines.(US Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Austin Schlosser.)

This Judge Just Destroyed the Stupidest Argument Against Gay Marriage Ever

On Tuesday, a federal judge ruled Kentucky’s ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional and issued a withering take-down of marriage equality opponents. Kentucky had argued that legalizing gay marriage would harm the state's birth rate. Show More Summary

Here Are 4 Lawsuits That Could Inflict More Damage on Unions After Harris v. Quinn

On Monday, the Supreme Court's conservative justices on Monday defied some expectations by not decimating public-employee labor unions via their ruling in Harris v. Quinn. Given the opportunity to issue a sprawling decision that would...Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for July 1, 2014

The USS Rushmore delivers equipment to a base in Hawaii to support Rim of the Pacific, the world's largest maritime exercise. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dustin Knight.)

The IRS Is Coming For Your Offshore Bank Account

It's always been a pretty simple arrangement for America's superrich: Park your money in a country whose banks know how to keep a secret and then underreport your assets to the IRS. Without a way to independently verify how much money...Show More Summary

Here Is the Supreme Court's Decision in the Hobby Lobby Contraception Case

On Monday, the Supreme Court issued a decision in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. The court ruled that most companies do not have to cover contraception for their employees if the company has a religious objection to doing so. Here is the decision: Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision (PDF) Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision (Text)

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for June 30, 2014

US Marines rappel from a helicopter in a training exercise at sea. (US Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alisa Helin)

Map: These Are the Places Central American Child Migrants Are Fleeing

A recently produced infographic from the Department of Homeland Security shows that the majority of unaccompanied children coming to the United States are from some of the most violent and impoverished parts of El Salvador, Guatemala,...Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for June 27, 2014

US Marine Corps recruits go through chemical warfare defense training. (US Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Octavia Davis)

Unions Should Brace Themselves for a Major Supreme Court Loss

It's official: The Supreme Court will wait until Monday, the final day of the current term, to issue its decision in Harris v. Quinn. As I explained in May, Harris is a blockbuster case that could, in a worst-case scenario, wipe public-employee unions such as SEIU and AFSCME off the map. Show More Summary

Read the Supreme Court's Decision Striking Down Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones

Supreme Court Abortion Clinic Buffer Zone Decision (PDF) Supreme Court Abortion Clinic Buffer Zone Decision (Text)

Read the Supreme Court's Decision on Obama's Recess Appointment Power

On Thursday, the Supreme Court struck a blow to the president's ability to use recess appointments, rejecting his ability to sidestep pro-forma sessions of Congress. Read the court's full opinion below: Supreme Court Recess Appointments Decision (PDF) Supreme Court Recess Appointments Decision (Text)

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for June 26, 2014

A US Marine trains to breathe underwater on an emergency air supply at the Marine Corps Base in Hawaii. (US Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Matthew Callahan)

Watch Two US Congressmen Battle Each Other With Prince Songs

Wednesday marks the 30th anniversary of the release of Prince and The Revolution's album Purple Rain, the soundtrack to the 1984 film of the same name. So, obviously, at least a couple lawmakers were going to mark the occasion by singing and strumming Prince music. Rep. Show More Summary

Primary Rival Calls Top NSA Critic in the House "Al Qaeda's Best Friend"

Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) is facing a serious primary challenge from businessman Brian Ellis over the second-term congressman's frequent clashes with the Republican establishment. Amash lost his spot on the budget committee after voting...Show More Summary

Common Core Opponents Send Oklahoma School Chief Packing

Conservative activists came up short in some high-profile races on Tuesday. Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel unexpectedly lost his runoff against incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (thanks in part to high turnout among African-American voters turned off by McDaniel's positions). Show More Summary

Read the Supreme Court's Unanimous Decision Telling Cops They Need a Warrant to Search Your Cellphone

Supreme Court Cell Phone Search Decision (PDF) Supreme Court Cell Phone Search Decision (Text)

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for June 25, 2014

Soldiers partner with community members in Augusta, Georgia for a physical readiness training event. Civilians get the chance to experience life in uniform. (US Army photo by Ashley Armstrong, 35th Signal Brigade Public Affairs)

Chris McDaniel Campaigns with Bizarre Obama Conspiracy Theorist

Tea party favorite Chris McDaniel spent the final weekend before Tuesday's Mississippi Republican senatorial run-off campaigning with a conspiracy theorist who has alleged that President Barack Obama is a "Manchurian candidate" working...Show More Summary

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