Both states and localities can curtail job piracy

Posted on April 26, 2016

Does anybody like job piracy? By that we mean tax breaks and subsidies to a few corporations for the supposed purpose of enticing them to move jobs from another jurisdiction. As Good Jobs First...

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How to find logical fallacies in opponents’ arguments

Posted on April 13, 2016

Since Aristotle in the 4th century B.C., educated people learned the rules of rhetoric and how to identify opponents’ fallacies. Although Americans don’t often learn the intricacies of rhetoric today, political organizations and individuals...

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Second Amendment mess demonstrates why we need an honest Supreme Court

Posted on March 30, 2016

On March 21, the United States Supreme Court issued an embarrassing ruling. The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts had decided that stun guns are not protected by the Second Amendment; after all, they are...

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The anti-government theme is getting nowhere in 2016

Posted on March 16, 2016

Are Americans really anti-government? Based on the progress of the 2016 campaign, it doesn’t seem like it. Neither Donald Trump nor Ted Cruz are succeeding because of anti-government attacks. Look at Trump’s successful message....

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Dear Justice Kennedy

Posted on March 1, 2016

As you know, on March 2 the Supreme Court heard arguments on Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, a case that considers the constitutionality of a Texas anti-abortion law (HB 2). I write because you...

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Winning the Battle between Conservative and Progressive Principles

Posted on February 17, 2016

Most Americans are progressive on most issues. By margins of at least two to one, our fellow citizens: believe corporations and upper-income people are paying too little in federal taxes; oppose repealing the federal...

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How to talk about abortion rights—and why

Posted on February 3, 2016

The majority of Americans side with abortion rights supporters or opponents depending on the way the question is asked. For example, perhaps the simplest and most important question is this one: “In general, do...

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New Abortion Rights Strategy in States and Localities

Posted on January 20, 2016

The battle over abortion rights legislation is being fought almost entirely at the state level, with skirmishes in localities. This will most likely continue to be true for years to come. The anti-abortion forces...

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California cracked down on fraudulent Crisis Pregnancy Centers, shouldn’t your jurisdiction?

Posted on January 6, 2016

Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs) are facilities that purport to offer women comprehensive and unbiased reproductive health care information and services, but their mission is to say whatever it takes to prevent women from obtaining...

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Can we talk about Assault Weapons?

Posted on December 8, 2015

We all know that some guns should be banned or severely restricted. Machine guns, sawed-off shotguns, silencers, grenades, and many other types of extremely dangerous weapons were essentially banned by the commonsense National Firearms...

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