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The plight of public radio and television, as they struggle to fend off thoughtless tax-cutters in Washington, might seem trivial compared to the terror of poor and elderly Americans contemplating the gutting of the Affordable Care Act or the … more
As the world waits to take the measure of a new American president, evidence has emerged that an earlier one put national interests behind his own while still a candidate, violating federal law years before the malfeasance that would force his … more
It is impossible to look at the first Martin Luther King, Jr. Day since the November elections outside the context of the man who will be sworn in as president of the United States on Friday.Donald Trump exploited and inflamed America's racism … more
While the worst of criminals are still occasionally given the death penalty, deaths are actually becoming increasingly less common. The argument for pursuing the death penalty is undermined as a result.Today in South Carolina, federal prosecutors … more
This week, congressional Republicans are supposed to begin — or at least begin to begin — the process of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). But the reality of repeal votes with genuine consequences as opposed to years of … more
Under fire from all directions, House Republicans Tuesday abandoned their shameful effort to effectively destroy an independent ethics panel. While that is cause for celebration, the attempt speaks to the dangerous sense of entitlement some … more
Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean had some good political advice for millennials when he spoke at Williams College last week that applies to many Americans: Get involved.Speaking at a packed Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, the governor warned that … more
With the United States days away of heading down an uncertain new path, Great Britain is embarking upon a potentially perilous journey of its own. British Prime Minister Theresa May Tuesday rejected what she described as "half-out, half-in" measures … more
A bill being mulled over by lawmakers that would lower the penalties for small amounts of drug possession is a step in the right direction.H. 167 increases the amount of cocaine and heroin one must be in possession of before being charged with a … more
If you need an example of how not to prepare for a Senate confirmation hearing, look no further than Betsy DeVos, the president-elect's pick to be the next secretary of education, who testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and … more
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