Golf Digest: Disrespecting Women Golfers?
Apr04

Golf Digest: Disrespecting Women Golfers?

Confession: I love golf. I play the game. I watch tournaments on television. But, I also have a hard time with the game’s sometimes racist and often sexist past. It was only a few years ago that Augusta National Golf Club, home to the Masters, admitted its first women members, and not much before that its first members of color. So when sexism raises it head again with Golf Digest’s latest issue, the echoes of the past reverberate and...

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Citizens United Expanded (McCutcheon v. FEC)
Apr02

Citizens United Expanded (McCutcheon v. FEC)

For those who thought the U. S. Supreme Court might be chastened by the reaction to its Citizens United decision and be reluctant to expand that thinking further, I regret to inform you that your hopes have been officially dashed. In today’s decision, McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, the Court has ruled, very much relying on Citizens United, that aggregate limits on campaign contributions to individual candidates and Party...

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Executions Stopped By Washington State Governor
Feb12

Executions Stopped By Washington State Governor

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has placed a moratorium on executions in the Pacific Northwest state of Washington. Inslee’s decision follows similar moves by the governor of Maryland, which has since abolished capital punishment, and Governor John Kitzhaber, Inslee’s neighboring governor to the south in Oregon where a moratorium has been in effect since 2011. Governor Inslee’s decision goes no further than assure that there will...

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Tea Party Claims Another GOP Scalp
Jan29

Tea Party Claims Another GOP Scalp

Former Nevada assemblywoman, state senator, lieutenant governor and gaming commissioner, Sue Wagner has turned in her Republican registration to become an Independent. Explaining her decision, she said she has tired of the GOP’s embrace of far right politics. “I did it as a symbol, I guess, that I do not like the Republican Party and what they stand for today…I’ve been a Republican all my life. My dad was active [as a...

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Court To Website: Reveal Commenter’s ID’s
Jan22

Court To Website: Reveal Commenter’s ID’s

This story comes out of Louisiana. NOLA.com/Times-Picayune has been ordered to reveal the identities of commenters to its site. The case grows out of the prosecution of an individual accused of self dealing with funding following Hurricane Katrina, but the issue with commenters arose out of a case involving five police officers and their conduct in the aftermath of the hurricane. What happened was that there was evidence that...

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