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When it rains it pours, and if you're a Palestinian it seems you're stuck in a perpetual monsoon. I wouldn't normally publish back to back diaries on Israel Supreme Court rulings , but this one is ...
by subir
Comment Count 31 comments on Thu Apr 16, 2015 at 01:58 PM PDT with 30 Recommends
Jane Kleeb of Bold Nebraska, a Keystone XL foe. Josh Israel and Katie Valentine at ThinkProgress have taken note of how ...
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 78 comments on Mon Mar 02, 2015 at 11:14 AM PST with 109 Recommends
Imagine being in jail for over three years with little prospect of release. Your crime? Refusing to vacate land which you believe has been in your family for 60 years. Melvin Davis and ...
by Kalisiin
Comment Count 29 comments on Sun Dec 21, 2014 at 11:44 AM PST with 8 Recommends
Let's look at the events in Ferguson from a human rights perspective. Respect for human rights would go a long way toward preventing similar tragedies.
by rgantibully
Comment Count 14 comments on Sun Aug 17, 2014 at 12:35 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
The "Bundy Standoff" (diaried by Nachtwulf and Kuparak and many more), centers around right-wing hysteria over the rightfulness of federal ownership of land in Nevada. But it's hard to find the ...
by IpredictAriot
Comment Count 111 comments on Sat Apr 12, 2014 at 04:32 PM PDT with 144 Recommends
In researching the relationship between guns, the Second Amendment and property rights, I've encountered a number of articles discussing the question of whether "gun rights" trump "property rights." ...
by GrafZeppelin127
Comment Count 76 comments on Tue Feb 18, 2014 at 10:40 AM PST with 6 Recommends
I have to admit, sometimes writing, talking and thinking about guns, gun laws, gun control, gun rights and gun policy depresses the hell out of me. Like many contentious issues of law and policy, I ...
by GrafZeppelin127
Comment Count 67 comments on Thu Feb 06, 2014 at 06:42 AM PST with 6 Recommends
I have a love of living systems - whether the systems inside our own bodies or the living systems of the biosphere in which we live. I believe that the answers to the problems in our society can be ...
by phoenixvoice
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Dec 11, 2013 at 08:05 AM PST with 1 Recommend
The raid of An organic garden in Arlington, Texas on false drug allegations was really the culmination of resistance to local codes designed to force persons to live lifestyles as determined by ...
by perceptionisrealityshow
Comment Count 7 comments on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 07:11 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
and glad that I will again be teaching government (among other things) come August. A major part of my approach to teaching government is to connect students with what is happening in the world ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 22 comments on Fri Jun 28, 2013 at 05:25 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
Ezekiel Gilbert "liked" women. Well, he liked sex with women. Or he liked sex and he preferred that the sex be with women: Ezekiel Gilbert shot Lenora Ivie Frago in the neck on Christmas Eve, ...
by Karen Hedwig Backman
Comment Count 15 comments on Fri Jun 07, 2013 at 12:27 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
A while back I did a thought experiment. Starting from the premise that the Second Amendment Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms is impermissibly infringed by (1) background checks, because ...
by GrafZeppelin127
Comment Count 114 comments on Fri May 03, 2013 at 09:17 AM PDT with 53 Recommends
Rachel Maddow says that Rand Paul was against the Civil Rights Act of 1964 before he was for it. Recently, GOP chair Rence Preibus said that the GOP needed to do more outreach to minorities if they ...
by Eternal Hope
Comment Count 6 comments on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 06:56 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
lawyerly demands The following communication is largely self-explanatory, but worthy of commentary, none the less. I'm even tempted to say, "I told you so." This is, however, another one of ...
by hannah
Comment Count 30 comments on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 02:35 AM PST with 41 Recommends
In 1210, at the height of the bloody Cathar Crusade, Simon de Montfort aimed his siege weapon at the town of Minerve, and the Minerveans called the big trebuchet Malvoisine , or Bad Neighbor , as it ...
by DrLori
Comment Count 13 comments on Tue Oct 30, 2012 at 02:22 PM PDT with 58 Recommends
Governor Perdue vetoed the fracking bill S-820 that would have endangered our water supplies, trampled our property rights, crowded our roads with trucks, and fouled our air. Governor Perdue, who ...
by FishOutofWater
Comment Count 33 comments on Sun Jul 01, 2012 at 06:55 PM PDT with 148 Recommends
Despite some initial boasting and misdirection the Mortgage Fraud settlement by the Too Big To Jail Banks is actually... total bullshit. From ...
by DSWright
Comment Count 16 comments on Mon Mar 19, 2012 at 10:22 AM PDT with 33 Recommends
The slippery metaphor of “broken windows” is in play again because of the recent death of James Q. Wilson, American academic political scientist and an authority on public administration, who ...
by Karen Hedwig Backman
Comment Count 1 comments on Sat Mar 03, 2012 at 03:20 PM PST with 2 Recommends
This story is startling in its duplicity ... some people get the all the perks, and some people just get all the pain ... Opinion today: Citizens misled by hydrofracking leases by The Post-Standard,
by jamess
Comment Count 23 comments on Sun Feb 26, 2012 at 10:18 AM PST with 17 Recommends
This story is astounding in its duplicity ... Opinion today: Citizens misled by hydrofracking leases by The Post-Standard, Syracuse.com -- February 09, 2012 [...] In 2006, the huge oil and gas ...
by jamess
Comment Count 13 comments on Wed Feb 22, 2012 at 09:38 PM PST with 23 Recommends