Tag Archives: Supreme Court

Larry Ray : The Right of Americans to Love and Marry

There’s a problem when the stars and stripes exclude some Americans, forcing them to have their own flag. Image from iHandbill. The right to love and marry:Picking the fly specks out of the pepper Conservative judges on the Supreme Court … Continue reading

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Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte : Supreme Court Case Raises Larger Diversity Issues at UT-Austin

Though the UT-Austin student body is among the most diverse in the country, other related issues plague the school and its history. Photo by Eric Gay / AP / Christian Science Monitor.Supreme Court focus on UTstudent DNA masks pressing issues … Continue reading

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Ted McLaughlin : Are We Moving Towards Single-Payer?

Photo by Glyn Lowe Photoworks / Flickr. Image from OtherWords.The pressures moving the U.S. closerto a single-payer health care system There will be a huge pressure to reform Medicaid — and the only way to reform it adequately is to … Continue reading

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Lamar W. Hankins : Freedom of Conscience in Hays County, Texas

Kyle, Texas-area Constable James Kohler: “If they can’t pledge allegiance to that flag, they need to get the hell out of the United States. Image from Hays Free Press. Respect for freedom of conscience missing in Hays County By Lamar W. Hankins … Continue reading

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Jack A. Smith : Big Brother’s Getting Bigger

Another sign of the times. Image from City Limits.Our civil liberties under attack:Big Brother’s getting even bigger Abuses of civil liberties are taking place with increasing frequency, but the public outcry has mainly been muted, an enticement for the authorities … Continue reading

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BOOKS / Thom Hartmann : Jeff Clements’ ‘Corporations Are Not People’

And money is not speech:‘Corporations Are Not People’ By Thom Hartmann/ Truthout / February 1, 2012 [Corporations Are Not People by Jeffrey D. Clements (Berrett-Koehler, 2012); Paperback, 224 pp., $17.95.] Most Americans don’t realize that the idea that “corporations are … Continue reading

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David P. Hamilton :
‘Citizens United’ and the corruption of American politics

The playing field has never been level, but the advantages now enjoyed by the capitalist class in the electoral system have reached a qualitatively new high. By David P. Hamilton | The Rag Blog | October 28, 2010 This article … Continue reading

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Ted McLaughlin : Equal Rights? Don’t Ask, Don’t Think

Ignorance is bliss. Image from Rosemblumtv.Equal rights in America:The legacy of the Fourteenth Amendment A misguided and wrong-headed Dred Scott-type decision by the Supreme Court could set [gay rights] back by many years… By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog … Continue reading

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Kagan and Obama : Birds of a Feather?

Elena Kagan:A natural choice for Obama Nothing is a better fit for this White House than a blank slate, institution-loyal, seemingly principle-free careerist… By Glenn Greenwald / May 10, 2010 It’s anything but surprising that President Obama has chosen Elena … Continue reading

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ACLU on Campaign Finance : Standing With the Corporate Hacks

Et tu, ACLU?It’s not the same as defending the Klan This decision has transformed the ACLU into a conservative political organization, working to arm the ultimate enemies of democracy with unlimited monetary and political power. By Bob Fitrakis and Harvey … Continue reading

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Life During Wartime : Corporations Are People Too!

Political cartoon by Joshua Brown / Historians Against the War / The Rag BlogThanks to Dr. S.R. Keister /The Rag Blog

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Health Care and Campaign Finance : The Corporate Stranglehold

“A Jail for Uncle Sam,” By Arcadio Esquivel / Cagle Cartoons / La Prensa, Panama.Buying politics in America, Inc:Supreme Court decision, Massachusetts debacle, And dimming hopes for health care reform By Dr. Stephen R. Keister / The Rag Blog / … Continue reading

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