Tuesday, 26 July 2011, 01:48 am PDT

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Cutting Food Stamps and WIC, Protecting the Rich... Where's the Rage?

Mark Winne looks at the House GOP plan to balance the budget at the expense of the poor. [read more]

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A Different Kind of Commencement

For kids in the juvenile justice system, "graduation day" means signing some paperwork and taking a bus ride back to the same violent neighborhood. [read more]

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Gail Dines on DSK and the Meaning of Consent

Gail Dines thinks that the Dominique Strauss-Kahn scandal would fit in perfectly well with the porno plots of today. [read more]

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Never Mind the Osprey? Nature Needs New Music

David Gessner has had enough of elevated language and warbling folkies singing about Mother Earth. It's time to kick out the jams. [read more]

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Nobody Turn Me Around: A People's History of the 1963 March on Washington

Now out in paperback: Charles Euchner's powerful history of one of our nation's most important moments. [read more]

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Student Speech Ruling 25 Years Ago Still Curtails Speech Today

A landmark decision by the Supreme Court 25 years ago created a huge exception to free speech that still applies within school walls today. [read more]

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Betty Ford, Partisan Politics, and What Has Been Lost in the Abortion Wars

The former first lady was never shy about expressing her views, but a Republican First Lady openly supporting the right to abortion would be unthinkable today. [read more]

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The Business of Youth Sports Drinks

The American Academy of Pediatric recently issued a report recommending that kids avoid drinking sports drinks and stick to water. But can youth sports organizations overcome their addiction to the... [read more]

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Impending Default, the Public Debt Clause, and the Odd Clauses

Jay Wexler discusses one of the Odd Clauses of the Constitution, and whether President Obama has the authority to raise the debt ceiling. [read more]

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Time For a New Thurgood Marshall on the Supreme Court

Michael Avery is a Professor of Constitutional Law at Suffolk University School of Law. Saturday, July 2, was Thurgood Marshall’s birthday, and it is high time President Obama remembers who Marsh... [read more]

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