IdeaLog

It sure seems like a cover-up

Posted on April 11, 2018

On October 1, 2017, a gunman named Stephen Paddock killed 58 and injured more than 850 people who were attending a country music concert in Las Vegas. The murderer fired semiautomatic assault weapons, equipped...

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We don’t need to overturn the Second Amendment to enact strong gun laws

Posted on March 28, 2018

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens recently wrote an op-ed calling for a constitutional amendment to repeal the Second Amendment. And he is correct that Justice Antonin Scalia’s majority ruling in District of...

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The unholy misuse of “freedom” of religion

Posted on March 15, 2018

The radical right is engaged in political warfare to impose fundamentalist Christianity on all Americans. To be more specific, they are trying to enact laws and policies to: Allow businesspeople to refuse service to...

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PLI Bulletin

Conversion Therapy, Using Technology, America’s Libraries and More

Posted on April 11, 2018

No Conversion Therapy for Minors Act: Sadly, some churches and families pressure children to participate in so-called conversion therapy, to turn them “straight.” But being LGBTQ is not a disorder and there is no...

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Right to Repair, Energy Storage Systems, Citizenship in the Census and More

Posted on March 28, 2018

Consumers’ Right to Energy Storage Systems Act: Thanks to Tesla and other high-tech companies, home battery systems are coming and many electric utilities are trying to stop them. Based on a groundbreaking new Colorado...

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Religious “Freedom,” Pharmacists Act, Environmental Justice and More

Posted on March 15, 2018

No Gag Rule on Pharmacists Act: This is one of the fastest-moving bills of 2018. Some health insurance and pharmacy benefits managers restrict pharmacists from telling customers how they can save money on certain...

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In the News

PLI quoted in Rewire about protecting Roe

Posted on March 22, 2018

New York Could Become the Latest State to Solidify ‘Roe’ Protections as Trump Looms by Auditi Guha The New York State Assembly passed the Reproductive Health Act passed last week, the latest step in a nationwide effort by...

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PLI quoted in New York Times story on stun cuffs

Posted on March 12, 2018

To Control Inmates, Some Counties Try the Threat of Electric Shock by Jacey Fortin Many of the electric shock devices used by law enforcement are meant to be out of sight, but every once in...

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Letter to the Editor in the New York Times

Posted on February 11, 2018

In the Sunday New York Times To the Editor: We should not encourage lawmakers to decide where they stand on critical issues based on political expediency. Yet David Brooks tells Democrats that they should...

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