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Activist Comics: Constitutional Amendment

The Supreme Court doesn't seem to care about much besides the very richest when it comes to campaign finance law. In the 2010 decision Citizens United vs. FEC, the court ruled that no amount of money can corrupt a politician, hence there...Show More Summary

Thousands Of Refugees Fled Cuba On Rafts In 1994 — Here's How They Are Faring 20 Years Later

Since the rise of the Fidel Castro in 1959, millions of Cuban citizens have tried to illegally gain entrance to the United States, seeking refuge from the regime. Many of these people have attempted to enter the US using makeshift rafts to travel the treacherous 332 miles of water between Cuba and Miami. Show More Summary

Poverty at 50 year high, labor participation at 36 year low – we need more low wage workers!

It simply doesn’t make sense in any sort of context that says the job of the President of the United States is to look after the welfare of the country’s citizens: The official U.S. unemployment rate has indeed fallen steadily during the past few years, but the economic recovery has created the fewest jobs relative […]

Twenty-five Years Later, Children's Rights Still Lacking

This fall marks the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, a quarter century since world governments officially pronounced that the globe's youngest citizens were, in fact, people who deserved to be treated as such. Show More Summary

Did PACs Post Codes on Twitter to Violate Campaign Finance Laws?

Following Citizens United, FEC v. SpeechNow, and McCutcheon, what remains of federal election law is that political action committees can't coordinate with candidates and parties if they want their expenditures to remain "independent." There are, however, no limits to the ways in which PACs will exploit loopholes (and that's a......

5th Cir.: Miss. Election Disclosure Law Is Constitutional

Well, the state of campaign finance laws isn't all bad. A month or so after the Tenth Circuit said that Citizens United didn't have to disclose the contributors to its film "Rocky Mountain Heist," the Fifth Circuit upheld the constitutionality of Mississippi's campaign disclosure requirements, reversing a district court order......

Watch This Dad Dress As Spider-Man To Surprise His Terminally Ill Son

There are many great dads in the world, but few can say that they became a superhero to surprise their child. That's exactly what United Kingdom citizen Mike Wilson did for his son Jayden, who is suffering from a Grade Four Stem brain tumor. Show More Summary

Nefarious Kickstarter update - The Insektia Kingdom

Ruled over by Princess Apoidea, the Insketia Kingdom is a neighbor to Princess Mayapple's lands. Insektia is populated by an industrial people. Hard working citizens that come from various species of Insectoid, all united by Apoidea's efforts. Show More Summary

The United States of Ignorance

last weekOdd : Kottke.org

According to a recent survey 1 of citizens in 14 countries, the United States ranks second in the amount of ignorance about things like teenage birth rates, unemployment rates, and immigration. Only Italians were more clueless. You can take a version of the test yourself and then view the results (results for the US only). Show More Summary

Obama Extends Chinese Visas, Follows with U.S.-China Climate Pact

Chinese citizens traveling to and from the United States on "short-term business and tourist travel" will now have the option to obtain 10-year visas, announced President Obama at this week’s APEC CEO Summit in China. “Under the newShow More Summary

Thanks to Uber, Congresspeople are spending more than ever on rides

We all know Congresspeople spend a ton of cash. In fact, since 1998, Congressional spending on elections has nearly doubled, thanks in part to the controversial Citizens United Supreme Court ruling, which struck down spending limits for corporations and other organizations. Show More Summary

Two drastically different ways police can subdue a man armed with a knife

Under law, in the United States, police are allowed to use lethal force if they are reasonably afraid for their personal safety or the safety of others. However, being allowed to kill citizens and the act actually being the best option...Show More Summary

Two Americans freed by North Korea, returning home: U.S. officials

By Bill Trott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. citizens Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller have been freed from detention by the North Korean government and are returning to the United States, the U.S. government said on Saturday. Bae and Miller were being accompanied home by James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, his office said. Show More Summary

North Korea frees two American citizens

U.S. officials said today that Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller, both U.S. citizens who had been detained by the North Korean government, have been freed and are returning to the United States, Reuters reports. Bae had been held in...Show More Summary

North Korea frees two detained US citizens

Washington says Matthew Todd Miller and Kenneth Bae have been released and are on their way back to the United States.

Officials: U.S. citizens released from detention in North Korea and heading home

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

U.S. citizens Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller have been freed from detention by the North Korean government and are returning to the United States, the U.S. government said on Saturday. Bae and Miller were being accompanied by James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, his office...

Two Americans freed by North Korea, returning home: U.S. officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. citizens Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller have been freed from detention by the North Korean government and are returning to the United States, the office of the director of national intelligence said on Saturday. Show More Summary

2014 Election Confirms Citizens United Decision Based on Fundamentally Flawed Premises

The 2014 congressional elections confirmed that the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United was based on fundamentally flawed premises. The Court majority in Citizens United explicitly based its misguided decision on two grounds:...Show More Summary

‘We will only get louder’: Dozens of communities vote to boot big money from politics

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Citizens in dozens of communities voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday for their legislators to pass a constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision, which opened the door for the super-rich and corporations to trample democracy. As...

Citizens United boss: Supreme Court ruling handed midterm elections to Republicans

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Don’t think Citizens United made a difference for the GOP in Tuesday’s midterms? The plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court case thinks so. “Citizens United, our Supreme Court case, leveled the playing field, and we’re very proud of the impact that had in last night’s election,” said David Bossie,...

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