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Fighting Money With Money Politics

Fighting Money With Money

By John Winters

After the Supreme Court’s decision on McCutcheon v. the FEC, here’s my takeaway: To anyone who favors the general Democratic platform, it’s time to dig deep and pump in that filthy lucre.

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The 'Threatening' 'Thug' Through History Race

The 'Threatening' 'Thug' Through History

By Kellie Carter Jackson

From Crispus Attucks to Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis, perceptions of black men as “threatening” seem to be hardwired into the white American psyche.

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Before The Buffer Zone Law

Before The Buffer Zone

By Joanne Barker

If buffer zones are removed, kindly grandmothers aren’t the only ones who will confront patients walking into Planned Parenthood.

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A Child Who Kills Is Still A Child Law

A Child Who Kills Is Still A Child

By Simon Waxman

The requirement that minors accused of first-degree murder be tried as adults is an affront to reason and a challenge to the separation of juvenile and adult justice.

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Easy For You To Say, Randi Zuckerberg Business

Easy For You To Say, Randi Zuckerberg

By Kabrina Chang

The sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says we should stop trying to separate our personal and professional lives. But she doesn’t work where you work.

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It’s Time For Real Spying Reform Law

It’s Time For Real Spying Reform

By Carol Rose and Jessie Rossman

Government surveillance programs are not just invasive; they threaten the foundation of democratic society.

Courtrooms Dispense Justice, Not Closure Bulger Trial

Courtrooms Dispense Justice, Not Closure

By Eileen McNamara

U.S. District Court Judge Denise J. Casper was wrong to allow relatives of murder victims whom James “Whitey” Bulger was not convicted of killing to address his sentencing hearing.

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Before The Buffer Zone Law

Before The Buffer Zone

By Joanne Barker

If buffer zones are removed, kindly grandmothers aren’t the only ones who will confront patients walking into Planned Parenthood.

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A Letter To My New Daughter About Love Life

A Letter To My New Daughter About Love

By Steve Almond

What makes your birthday special — aside from the fact, of course, that you entered our world — is that it marks a fundamental victory for the cause of love over hate.

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Freedom Of Speech? Nyet Policy

Freedom Of Speech? Nyet

By Joshua Rubenstein

In Moscow, the trial against three young punk rockers looks more like the Soviet Union than the “new Russia.” Joshua Rubenstein on the Pussy Riot controversy.

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SCOTUS Was Right On Citizens United Law

SCOTUS Was Right On Citizens United

By Wendy Kaminer

Of course corporations aren’t people. But Wendy Kaminer says like the individuals engaged in them, businesses require constitutional protection against abuses of government power.

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The Real Cost Of Drugs Law

The Real Cost Of Drugs

By Kerry Healey

Kerry Healey says it’s time for Americans to realize what our appetite for illegal drugs does to the individuals who are compelled — economically or at gun point — to produce, process and transport the illegal drugs we use.

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