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  • Are Online Threats Protected Speech or Criminal Activity?
    What should happen if someone threatens to kill you on social media? Are they protected by the First Amendment right guaranteeing the right to freedom of speech, or are they breaking the law? We will soon know now the answer after the Supreme Court rules on a case that may have far reaching ramifications well beyond the single case they are hearing.
  • Corporal Punishment is Just a Fancy Name For Legalized Child Abuse
    When does corporal punishment cross the line into child abuse? This is a question that will garner a different answer from a broad swath of people and one that is not easy to come by. Some people, especially those from an earlier generation, tend to strongly believe in the right to discipline their child in a way they see fit.
  • Yes, Even Celebrities Have a Right to Privacy
    The recent release of photos purportedly showing Jennifer Lawrence and a number of other celebrities naked is a serious breach of privacy that should upset anyone who believes in the ideal that everyone, even celebrities, have an inalienable right to privacy. This right is not something that is given away whenever an individual achieves stardom and it must be protected.

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  • NY attorney says feds probing his pardon talks with CohenFri Mar 15, 2019 | news.yahoo.com
    Federal prosecutors have requested copies of communications Michael Cohen had with a New York attorney who broached the possibility of a pardon from President Donald Trump,...
  • Manafort sentenced to additional 43 months in prisonWed Mar 13, 2019 | cnn.com
    Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was ordered Wednesday to serve an additional 43 months on federal conspiracy charges, bringing his total sentence between two...
  • 23 Republicans voted against condemning 'hateful expressions of intolerance.' Here's whyFri Mar 08, 2019 | dailykos.com
    When the House voted on a resolution against anti-Semitism and other “hateful expressions of intolerance”—including anti-Muslim bigotry, white supremacy, and discrimination...
  • How Emmett Till Changed the WorldFri Aug 28, 2015 | thedailybeast.com
    Before Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, and 12-year-old Tamir Rice, there was Emmett Till. Till, a 14-year-old Chicago native, was brutally beaten...
  • Donald Trump Just Stopped Being FunnyFri Aug 21, 2015 | rollingstone.com
    So two yahoos from Southie in my hometown of Boston severely beat up a Hispanic homeless guy earlier this week. While being arrested, one of the brothers reportedly told...
  • Obama's GraceSat Jun 27, 2015 | theatlantic.com
    I think Barack Obama’s eulogy yesterday at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston was his most fully successful performance as an orator. It was also...
  • White Americans are the biggest terror threat in the United StatesWed Jun 24, 2015 | globalpost.com
    White Americans are the biggest terror threat in the United States, according to a study by the New America Foundation. The Washington-based research organization did a...
  • Report: Federal hate crime charges likely against Charleston shooting suspectWed Jun 24, 2015 | vox.com
    The Department of Justice expects to file hate crime charges against the man suspected of carrying out a mass shooting at a historic black church in Charleston, South...
  • The History of the Confederate Battle FlagSun Jun 21, 2015 | theatlantic.com
    On Saturday, Charleston shooter Dylann Roof was linked to a website with a rambling manifesto of hate, illustrated with dozens of pictures. Several showed him posing with a...
  • Muslims Defend Pam Geller’s Right to HateMon May 04, 2015 | thedailybeast.com
    Anti-Muslim advocate Pam Geller has the absolute right to draw any cartoon she wants of the Prophet Muhammad. That was not just the response from Muslim-American leaders I...