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Clarence Thomas’s Twenty-Five Years Without Footprints

This month marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Clarence Thomas’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. Conservatives like Thomas have dominated the Court throughout his tenure, and he has been in the majority in all of their victories. That raises a question: What’s the most important opinion Thomas …

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Once lauded as a peacemaker, Obama's tenure fraught with war

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven years ago this week, when a young American president learned he'd been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize barely nine months into …

Clarence Thomas Has His Own Constitution

This year’s Supreme Court term abounded in so much drama—the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the tie votes among the remaining Justices, the liberal victories in the final days—that it was possible to miss a curious subplot: the full flowering of Justice Clarence Thomas’s judicial …

Clarence Thomas

5 cases to watch as Supreme Court term begins

Judges may take up cases on abortion and immigration.<p>After a year in which liberals scored impressive, high-profile Supreme Court victories, conservatives could be in line for wins on some of this term's most contentious issues, as the justices consider cases that could gut public sector labor …

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How the Constitution Was Indeed Pro-Slavery

Unlike Sean Wilentz suggests in The New York Times, the Constitution was not originally anti-slavery.<p>On Monday, Senator Bernie Sanders told his audience at Liberty University that the United States “in many ways was created” as a nation “from way back on racist principles.” Not everyone agreed. The …

Stephen Colbert Quizzes Ted Cruz on Gay Marriage, Constitution

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz faced a tough interview Monday with "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert, who challenged the Texas senator on his professed similarities to President Ronald Reagan and his opposition to same-sex marriage.<p>Asked how he would convince less conservative voters to …

What the Oath of Office Means to Kim Davis

What’s in an oath? That fascinating question arose as part of a crusade by Rowan County, Kentucky, Clerk Kim Davis to seek a religious exemption from …

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Kurds suspect another chemical attack by Islamic State in Iraq

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Kurdish authorities said on Tuesday they suspected a homemade rocket fired by Islamic State at their peshmerga forces in northern Iraq contained chemical substances, accusing the Islamist insurgents of an increasing use of chemical weapons.<p>The Kurdistan Region’s Security …

Middle East

How Google Could Rig the 2016 Election

Google has the ability to drive millions of votes to a candidate with no one the wiser.<p>America’s next president could be eased into office not just by TV ads or speeches, but by Google’s secret decisions, and no one—except for me and perhaps a few other obscure researchers—would know how this was …

The GOP 2016 field meets 'Black Lives Matter'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Democratic presidential candidates this summer have repeatedly met activists of the "Black Lives Matter" movement on the campaign trail -- often with disruptive results. But this week, it was the Republicans' turn.<p>Several candidates, including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Ohio …

“You’re fundamentally wrong on civics”: Rachel Maddow schools Rick Santorum on the Constitution

Maddow also got the former senator to admit he wishes he’d never made his infamous “man-on-dog” comment<p>Scott Eric Kaufman<p>July 23, 2015 2:30pm (UTC)<p>On Wednesday night's episode of "The Rachel Maddow Show," former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum sat down with Rachel Maddow to discuss same-sex …

Same-sex Marriage

This Big White Button Mutes Your Life So You Can Get Work Done

Have you ever heard of the Pomodoro Technique? No problem. Just hit this button and work.<p>Email. Twitter. Slack. Work. Email. Twitter. Slack. Work. Repeat for 10 hours, maybe throw in a few Facebooks and a sad desk salad, and you’ve just diagrammed the modern distracted workflow.<p>There must be a more …

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Rick Perry calls for more guns in cinemas following Lafayette shooting

US Republican hopeful for 2016 presidential race says ‘gun-free zones’ are a ‘bad idea’ and citizens should be allowed to carry weapons while watching movies<p>US presidential hopeful Rick Perry has said filmgoers should be able to take their guns into cinemas in order to help stop fatal …

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White officer pepper-sprays crowd at Black Lives Matter summit in Cleveland

A transit police officer has pepper-sprayed a crowd in Cleveland protesting the arrest of a 14-year-old at a Black Lives Matter conference inspired by police brutality.<p>The incident occurred near Cleveland State University in the city’s downtown where the first Black Lives Matter conference was …