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If a law has a first name, that’s a bad sign

If a law has a first name, that’s a bad sign

By Ted Frank | Los Angeles Times
September 21, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Donald Trump claims to be running for president as an outsider. But his campaign has resorted to one of the oldest tricks in the book in touting "Kate's Law." Named after Kate Steinle, who was allegedly fatally shot by a Mexican national in the country illegally, the law would set a mandatory minimum...

Technological changes outpacing climate law

Technological changes outpacing climate law

By The Orange County Register
September 21, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Tis the season for the sitting president to try cementing his legacy on his way out the door, and Barack Obama is no slouch. Abroad, his administration is pushing again for peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. And here at home, it's taking Congress to task for declining to pursue one nationwide...

How the 49ers protests emulate civil rights figures, prompt discourse

How the 49ers protests emulate civil rights figures, prompt discourse

By Tyra Wooten
September 20, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

The protest movement against racial injustice and police brutality initiated by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick gained additional supporters Sunday afternoon during the team’s latest pre-game ceremony. Four more 49ers took a seat during the national anthem in North Carolina in Week...

Editorial: Should Obama pardon NSA leaker Snowden? Nyet

Editorial: Should Obama pardon NSA leaker Snowden? Nyet

By Chicago Tribune
September 20, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Over the weekend, the new Oliver Stone movie on National Security Agency leaker-extraordinaire Edward Snowden clunked into theaters and drew tepid crowds. At the same time, the American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have launched what they bill as a major effort...

Opinion: Democrats should worry, not panic

Opinion: Democrats should worry, not panic

By Doyle McManus | Los Angeles Times
September 19, 2016
Filed under Opinion

In 2008, when Hillary Clinton first ran for the Democratic presidential nomination against Barack Obama, I asked one of her oldest allies how she could be losing a race that appeared to be hers to win. "I've known Hillary for many years, ever since she came to Arkansas," former Sen. Dale Bumpers told...

Opinion: Gary Johnson not fit for highest office

Opinion: Gary Johnson not fit for highest office

By Harold Jackson | The Philadelphia Inquirer
September 19, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Gary Johnson is likely to get more votes than any previous Libertarian running for president, but he's not even close to being qualified. His popularity has almost nothing to do with Johnson and everything to do with the distaste many Americans have for his two major-party opponents. Johnson,...

Opinion: Take it from a gambler: Don’t throw away your vote

Opinion: Take it from a gambler: Don’t throw away your vote

By Basil Nestor | Orlando Sentinel
September 19, 2016
Filed under Opinion

I'm a professional gambler and a mathematician, so I know a lot about risk versus reward. Gambling is about taking an action (usually it's making a bet) in the hopes that something favorable will happen. Mathematically speaking, votes are equivalent to some types of bets. Think about it. When you...

Editorial: Legal status aside, pot is a mind-altering substance

Editorial: Legal status aside, pot is a mind-altering substance

By Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
September 14, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

"What's really going on here is that over the last 20 years marijuana went from being used like alcohol to being used more like tobacco, in the sense of lots of people using it every day." So said Jonathan Caulkins, co-author of a recent study on marijuana use, in a Washington Post article. One in three...

Opinion: Give communities of color a voice in reshaping education

Opinion: Give communities of color a voice in reshaping education

By Wade Henderson | Tribune News Service
September 14, 2016
Filed under Opinion

For the first time in our nation's history, the majority of students in public schools are students of color. But in most places, communities of color still have little meaningful say in how their states manage and resource education. As a result, too many students in this new majority are in overcrowded...

Opinion: Why pay off debt if you can sue?

Opinion: Why pay off debt if you can sue?

By Anthony T. Caso | Los Angeles Times
September 14, 2016
Filed under Opinion

In the wake of the collapse of the Corinthian Colleges and questions about other for-profit career colleges, the Department of Education has drafted broad new rules for when people can get out of repaying federal loans. These proposed changes to what's called the "borrower defense rule" would let people...

Editorial: Effort to change Illinois’ political map-making process must continue

Editorial: Effort to change Illinois’ political map-making process must continue

By Rockford Register Star, Ill.
September 14, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

It would have been a small miracle for the Illinois Supreme Court to reconsider its decision to deny voters a say in the way Illinois draws its political maps. There was no such miracle today as the court refused to reconsider its decision. "We asked that, at a minimum, the court give voters guidance...

I was raped; does it make me courageous to say that?

I was raped; does it make me courageous to say that?

By Sophia Dembling | The Dallas Morning News
September 12, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

The other day, outraged about the early release of Brock Turner, who sexually assaulted a woman, I posted on my Facebook page the general outlines of my own rape, which occurred when I was 19 years old and on my first solo trip abroad. And I wondered, in the post, how many of my friends also had been...

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