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  • The final death rattle of our racist past

    The final death rattle of our racist past
    WASHINGTON — One approaches the race fray with trepidation, but here we go, tippy-toe. The race cards have been flying so fast and furious lately, one can hardly tell the kings from the queens. Leading the weird lately has been Democratic...
  • Pentagon plans major review of military justice system

    WASHINGTON — The Defense Department, under pressure from Congress to reexamine the way it handles sexual assault cases, announced Tuesday a comprehensive review of the entire military justice system. "It's been over 30 years since the military...
  • U.S. appeals court upholds hazardous air pollution rule

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a victory for the Obama administration, a U.S. appeals court on Tuesday upheld a regulation that would limit emissions of mercury and other hazardous pollutants mainly from coal-fired power plants, starting next year. The...
  • Hypocrisy v. democracy [Letter]

    Hypocrisy v. democracy [Letter]
    How hypocritical we are to be teaching Third World countries to establish democratic governments while our own U.S. Supreme Court makes it easier than ever for the wealthy to buy political candidates even as it suddenly discovers that "corporations are...
  • Big-money donors usurp control of politics

    Recently our U.S. Supreme Court showed just how far money has gone in usurping control of our political process by allowing wealthy people, corporations, unions and other groups to get their lackeys elected. This is rampant in both political parties. I...
  • Looking at a playbook for state legislators to battle Obamacare

    Ran across an interesting piece from 2011 from the American Legislative Exchange Council, entitled “The State Legislators Guide to Repealing Obamacare.” Among other things, the report highlighted 2010 Virginia legislation meant to nullify...
  • Ethics panel wants more public funding available to candidates

    Los Angeles' Ethics Commission is calling for an increase in public funding available to candidates seeking city office. The city currently provides $2 for each dollar a candidate raises in primary elections, and $4 for each dollar contributed in two-...
  • Denver-based appeals court again takes on same-sex marriage

    For the second time in about a week, a federal appeals court in Denver wrestled Thursday with the question of same-sex marriage, this time in a case from Oklahoma. Last week, the same group of judges heard an appeal on a similar case from Utah. Though...
  • Ex-Goldman director Gupta starts prison term on June 17

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc director Rajat Gupta is expected to begin his two-year prison term on June 17 for insider trading. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan directed Gupta to surrender by 2:00 p.m. EDT on that date...
  • Ford, IBM to face renewed U.S. lawsuit over apartheid-era abuses

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co and IBM Corp will again have to face a U.S. lawsuit claiming they encouraged race-based human rights abuses in apartheid-era South Africa, despite a series of recent court decisions limiting the right to pursue such...
  • Two justices say high court will likely rule on NSA programs

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two members of the Supreme Court indicated on Thursday night that the court will ultimately have to decide the legality of National Security Agency surveillance activities. The two justices, Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg,...