Marisol Ortega

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Shaming Children So Parents Will Pay the School Lunch Bill

On the first day of seventh grade last fall, Caitlin Dolan lined up for lunch at her school in Canonsburg, Pa. But when the cashier discovered she had an unpaid food bill from last year, the tray of pizza, cucumber slices, an apple and chocolate milk was thrown in the trash.<p>“I was so embarrassed,” …

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Trump attacks wrong target on Twitter as his approval rating plummets to new low

Donald Trump‘s job approval ratings continue to drop. On Saturday, his approval rating dropped to 37 percent according to Gallup figures, the lowest …


Can AI detect fake news?

Traditional media is in trouble. They are no longer the only source of news and information. Internet and social media have become the main platform for news sharing. Pew Research Center Reports indicate that 62 percent of Americans get their news from social media. The rise of social media also …

Major internet lobbying group urges FCC to keep net neutrality rules

Representing companies like Facebook, Google, and Salesforce, the Internet Association threw its weight behind the Obama-era rules that require the …

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Donald Trump to strip all funding from State Department team promoting women's rights around the world

Donald Trump plans to strip all funding from a State Department bureau that promotes the rights of women around the world, it has emerged.<p>Oxfam …

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Why Trans People Have a Constitutional Right to Change Their Birth Certificates

In a pair of new lawsuits filed this month, Lambda Legal powerfully explains why the Constitution requires that transgender people be permitted to …

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Structure of the Court System: Crash Course Government and Politics #19

Article III For Dummies: The Judiciary Explained

Cities Argue For a Bigger Share Of Pot Tax Revenue

When voters in four U.S. states — Colorado, Washington, Alaska and Oregon — approved recreational marijuana sales, part of the appeal was the promise of a new revenue source to buoy cash-strapped cities and states.<p>But tensions are growing in those four states over how the tax rewards from pot sales …


How These States Ensure Welfare Dollars Aren’t Used for Alcohol, Lottery Tickets

A new state law in Maine went into effect last month prohibiting welfare recipients from purchasing items like alcohol, lottery tickets, and tattoos …

Don’t Be Fooled by John Kasich’s Dangerous New Abortion Ban

Ohio Governor John Kasich has put the U.S. one step closer to overturning <i>Roe v. Wade</i>. On Dec. 13, he signed a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks …

Appeals Court: Boys Who Think They're Girls Have A Constitutional Right To Pee Next To Girls

Last week, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals declared that the Constitution of the United States required schools to allow boys who believe they are …

Ohio's high court dismisses media lawsuit over bodycam video

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court dismissed a public information lawsuit Tuesday without ruling on its argument that video from police body cameras are public record and should be released on request.<p>In not taking up the issue, the court noted that the video had already been released — …


Winning U.S. presidency without majority has become common

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>Do you know how many U.S. presidents won election with less than 50 percent of the popular vote? Many are in a dither about Donald …

50 Years of Electoral College Maps: How the U.S. Turned Red and Blue

The beginnings of the blue-red regional alignment in today’s American politics can be traced to 1964, when Republicans broke through in the South after almost 100 years of Democratic domination.<p>We’ve included a chart of that Electoral College map and the 12 others since then, along with a brief …


Why Hasn’t the Republican Party Collapsed?

We shouldn’t be asking whether the GOP is falling apart. We ought to be wondering why it isn’t.<p>To be a political scientist in the Trump era is to constantly ponder one big question: whether the Republican Party is in a state of collapse. Could the growing split over Donald Trump bring about the end …

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