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Change your gun laws, America

By Fareed Zakaria
Thursday, July 30, 2015

Since 9/11, the United States has responded aggressively to the danger of terrorism, taking extraordinary measures, invading two countries, launching military operations in many others, and spending more than $800 billion on homeland security. 731 more words

Washington Post

"No social transformation without representation." ~Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia nailed this one in his dissent in Obergefell v. Hodges. This ruling was not about the law. There should be no social transformation without representation. 485 more words


Political Tools

One of the three branches of the U.S. federal government is the judicial branch, and it contains an institution (the Supreme Court) that checks laws against the Constitution to see if they’re actually allowed. 1,410 more words


Growing Up: Neuroscientist Jensen explains new findings about adolescents’ minds


Q: Dr. Jensen, could you comment on the effects of meditation and mindfulness practices on developing brains?

A: That is a wonderful topic. So, I couldn’t get to everything, but we think a lot about what we call our so-called digital invasion of our brains. 3,243 more words

Chautauqua Institution

"Apologies for US Supreme Court's judicial activism, but European Human Rights Court is even worse"

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has apologized for America’s international export of judicial activism, but warned that that human rights law as practised under the… 58 more words

European Court Of Human Rights

George Will: The wrinkle in the Affordable Care Act decision

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“What chumps!”

— Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., June 29, 2015

Roberts’s intellectual complexity does not prevent him from expressing himself pithily, as he did with those words when dissenting in a case from Arizona. 73 more words


"Why Scalia Should Resign": It Must Make Him Wonder If He Wishes To Be Part Of An Institution That Is Corrupting The Republic

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia should resign.

That’s the thought I had while reading his acid dissents in the two headline-grabbing Supreme Court cases last week, one affirming the IRS’s interpretation of the Affordable Care Act, and the other discovering a right to same-sex marriage in the 14th Amendment. 715 more words