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Alex Jones Loses By Default In All Sandy Hook Defamation Lawsuits
The fact that the parents’ claims were not fully litigated means that important issues in the law of defamation remain unresolved.
Last Week’s Local Elex Results Send Mixed Signals About Where Democratic Party Is Headed
The national political climate shaped municipal races across the country and two key issues – crime and housing – galvanized voters, but in opposite directions.
Are People Lying More Since The Rise Of Social Media And Smartphones?
Some forms of technology seem to facilitate lying more than others.
Wages Up As Americans Are Encouraged Back To Work And Into The Office
What Big Oil Knew About Climate Change, In Its Own Words
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Mudslides
Cities Worldwide Aren’t Adapting To Climate Change Quickly Enough
Supreme Court
Ahmaud Arbery
Trial Of Ahmaud Arbery’s Accused Killers Will Scrutinize The Use—And Abuse—Of Outdated Citizen’s Arrest Laws
The defense is set to claim that the three men accused over death of unarmed Black man were trying to conduct a citizen’s arrest.
Mark Zuckerberg
The Jan. 6 Committee Has The Right Idea: Now Congress Should Subpoena Zuckerberg
It’s time lawmakers take Facebook officials at their word and make clear that answering to the people’s representatives under oath is not optional.
COVID vaccines
How Many Lives Have Coronavirus Vaccines Saved? We Used State Data On Deaths And Vaccination Rates To Find Out
Clinical trials demonstrate how effective vaccines are individually, but the real world shows how effective they are at a population level.
Moving Beyond America’s War On Wildfire: 4 Ways To Avoid Future Megafires
Solar panels
How The Climate Crisis Is Transforming The Meaning Of ‘Sustainability’ In Business
Businesses tend to value profit over people and planet. Climate change is forcing them to evolve.
Joe Biden
The Press Keeps Getting It Wrong: The Democrats Are NOT Divided
Just a few members out of the hundreds of Democrats elected to the House and Senate are stalling the President's agenda.
First Major Second Amendment Case Before Supreme Court In Over A Decade Could Topple Gun Restrictions
This ruling could change the course of future firearm rights litigation.
Reps. Liz Cheney and Bennie Thompson
Police Killings In The US Have Been Undercounted By More Than Half In Official Statistics
The systemic racism that drives police violence is a threat to public health.
The Guardian or Authority of Law, created by sculptor James Earle Fraser, rests on the side of the U.S. Supreme Court on September 28, 2020 in Washington, DC.
US Supreme Court Gets Set To Address Abortion, Guns and Religion
As October begins, the Supreme Court opens its new term.
nation's capital to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election. A pro-Trump mob later stormed the Capitol, breaking windows and clashing with police officers. Five people died as a result.  (Photo by Brent Stirton/Getty Images)
SELMA, AL - MARCH 3: Vice President Joseph Biden walks with civil rights leaders over the historic xxx Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama on Sunday March 3, 2013.  (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post)
Biden Is Right To Call The State Of Voting Rights An Existential Threat. But The Walk Must Be As Aggressive As The Talk. 
Many of the statements that have come from the White House during these weeks have not only failed to meet the urgency of this moment, but they also seem to hardly grapple with the real challenges.
GOP’s Critical Race Theory Outrage Serves As Another Reminder Of White Evangelicals’ Political Influence
Evangelical morality sees social problems such as racism as the result of sinful individuals, not larger structures or institutions.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced new executive orders listing the US Army Corps of Engineers and the state are putting up a 250-bed field hospital at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in downtown Dallas during a press conference at the Texas State Capitol in Austin, Sunday, March 29, 2020. The space can expand to nearly 1,400 beds. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News/Pool)
Texas Vigilante Abortion Law Resurrects Jim Crow-Era Tactic That Gives States Legal Cover
The statute raises grave issues about how states go about enforcing their policies. Will Texas voters appreciate that the state has resurrected a Jim Crow-era mechanism to avoid legal responsibility for its policies?
This Labor Day, For The First Time In Years, Senators Have A Choice On Workers Rights
The PRO Act would transform workplaces and society.
President Bush is introduced before speaking to soliders from the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum.   The Division was the main fighting force on the ground in Afghanistan in search of Taliban forces after September 11th.
Calculating The Costs Of The Afghanistan War In Lives, Dollars And Years
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