Please register to vote… or don’t…

Politics
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I’m having a hard time understanding the outrage behind these Voter ID laws I keep hearing about. In the State of Colorado, one is given a variety of methods to register to vote. When you obtain a license, and probably also when you obtain any other kind of Colorado state ID, there are sections of […]

A Required Romp

Politics, Social Issues

Scalia’s opinions are always a good time. They are laugh-out-loud hilarious and a fun educational experience for the whole family. I mean that with all seriousness. His dissent in the United States v. Windsor case, which looked at the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, was a very abrasive and clear-cut rebuttal to the […]

The right now reviles wiretapping

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Do conservatives not remember how they were very unconcerned about the government potentially spying on citizens before Obama? Do they not remember how they were defending Bush’s government during the whole FISA controversy? This NYT article, which says the NSA‘s mission is “to spy on communications abroad”, caused quite a stir back in the day. […]

Same-Sex Madness

Politics, Social Issues

So, the same-sex marriage debate is heating up, especially in Colorado where Senate Bill 11 allowing civil-unions was recently passed. In a few days, the Supreme Court will finally hear two cases regarding the government’s Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8. Oyez.org is a wonderful site that tracks SCOTUS‘s activities and right now […]

…or a Citizen of the United States…

Politics

So… all this birther talk was recently getting to my head. I realized that I had not really taken a look at the part of the Constitution that talked about US citizenship and eligibility for the presidency… at least, not since 8th grade, or so. And so, I checked out Article II of Section 1 […]

Let’s get this out in the open

Politics

Yesterday, I read an Alternet article about how Wikileaks planned to release a video today (April 5th) that shows innocent civilians being killed by our military in Baghdad. They even held a press conference with the National Press Club this morning about the releasing of this video. Through a Twitter search, I finally found the […]

If it’s illegal when they do it…

Politics
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Recently, parts of a Special Review by the CIA Inspector General office became generally available. It is both an illuminating and frustrating read, partly because of the nature of its content and partly because some of its content is redacted. Of what’s available to read, plenty is disturbing and really gets your mind thinking about […]