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Judge denies ‘erection’ of constitutional wall, encourages ‘happy ending’

Most judicial opinions are fairly dry and arcane. But yesterday, one came out of San Antonio that felt more like a blog post about a case than a ruling on…

Steubenville’s victim blaming continues in Grand Rapids rape case

Many of you will probably remember the recent high profile Stuebenville, Ohio rape case involving high school football players who raped a girl twice while she was drunk, and then…

Daniel Day Lewis to play Obama in upcoming film

…Just kidding. Presenting one of the funniest moments from this evening’s White House Correspondents Dinner:…

Chechnya = Czech Republic?: America’s issues with basic geography continue

Americans are geographically stupid. It’s funny because it’s true. That’s why the Miss Teen South Carolina video was such a hit for so long — because we know people like…

Should Britain leave the European Union?

The 20th century marked the beginning of the end to Britain's vast and colonial empire, as the curtains finally closed on a savage age of slavery and extortion. From "the…

How will the legal system treat the Boston bomber?

I moved away from Boston less than one year ago. I walked the streets where the events of last week transpired. I know people who ran the marathon and have…

Terrorists will fail at warfare on American psyche

A group of settlers fleeing persecution hit Plymouth Rock almost 400 years ago. Over time, their descendants and the immigrants who joined them defeated King George III’s political oppression, migrated…

New Zealand approves gay marriage, embarrasses Australia

Yesterday New Zealand became the 13th country in the world (and the first country in the Asia-Pacific region) to legalize gay marriage for its citizens. The legislation approving marriage…

Thatcher, perhaps unwillingly, leaves behind legacy for feminists

One of the most controversial politicians in the history of British politics is the also the only woman to have stepped through the door of Number 10 Downing Street as…

Gun control moves forward in Senate, but biggest challenges lie ahead

The U.S. legislative process is like hurdling in track and field. No matter how fast a bill (or runner) wants to go, it has to clear many hurdles before it…

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