Category Archives: Daily Clips

News clips with commentary – for now, this is Ivan’s page.

Issue #306

Hobby Lobby: A new tool for crushing workplace unionization? A little-known religious exemption to United States labor law may have just become extremely important, thanks to the Supreme Court’s ruling in Hobby Lobby. By declaring that “closely held” corporations may hold religious beliefs, the … Continue reading

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Issue #305

With her call to action, Warren cuts sharp contrast to Clinton   As the 2016 presidential race approaches, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) may be entering a different phase of her career—one in which she’s beating back lots of unwanted attention. On … Continue reading

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Issue #304

GOP voters in Maryland face dilemma as theocrats win primaries Something unusual is happening in the politics of Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Michael Peroutka, one-time presidential candidate of the Constitution Party, won the Republican primary for a seat on the … Continue reading

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Issue #303

The coming Democratic schism There is a striking generational split in the Democratic electorate. This deepening division is apparent in a June Pew Research Center survey of more than 10,000 people, “Beyond Red vs. Blue.” The Pew survey points up the emergence … Continue reading

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Issue #302

Right-wing “populism” is a joke: Poor-bashing, immigrant-hating, and a revolting agenda Writer John Judis presciently published an important book about American politics about a decade before its time called “The Paradox of American Democracy: Elites, Special Interests, and the Betrayal of the … Continue reading

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Issue #301

Scalia’s major screwup: How SCOTUS just gave liberals a huge gift With an otherwise awful Hobby Lobby ruling, right-wing judges just said I don’t have to pay for warfare! My husband, Tom, and I have been dancing gleefully with our Corgi … Continue reading

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Issue #300

(Two links for the price of one today; same subject) Lone Star Crazy: How right-wing extremists took over Texas In today’s Texas, which is falling into the hands of gun nuts, border-sealers, and talk-radio charlatans, George W. Bush would practically … Continue reading

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Issue #299

Judge invalidates two Florida congressional districts A judge threw out Florida’s congressional map late Thursday, ruling that the Legislature allowed for a “secret, organized campaign” by partisan operatives to subvert the redistricting process in violation of the state Constitution. In a … Continue reading

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Issue #298

Thrown out of court: How corporations became people you can’t sue Late last year a massive data hack at Target exposed about 110 million consumers around the country to identity theft and fraud. As details of its lax computer security oversight … Continue reading

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Issue #297

Recent immigrant surge is rooted in law to curb child trafficking It was one of the final pieces of legislation signed into law by President George W. Bush, a measure that passed without controversy, along with a pension bill and another … Continue reading

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