Recent revelations that Facebook allowed the data of 87 million of its American users to be highjacked and misused for partisan political purposes by online predators highlights the need for Congress to take swift action to address the need for digital privacy.
As we prepare to take in the Academy Awards, which turn 90 on Sunday, a recent report from UCLA shows while we’ve made some progress with diversity in Hollywood, we have long way to go.
When the Oscar nominations came out in 2015, not a single actor nominated for any lead or supporting role was a person of color.
Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life – Oscar Wilde 1889
Recently, the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy published damning statistics
No person holding any office of trust shall, without the consent of Congress, accept any present Emolument of any kind whatsoever from any king, prince or foreign state.
The Emoluments Clause – Article 1 Section 9.8 of the Constitution – is clear and unambiguous.
“A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty.” – James Madison, Constitutional Convention (1787).
Yesterday, House Judiciary Democrats convened a forum on “The Electoral College and the Future of American Democracy.” It has been nearly twenty years since the last hearing on this topic in 1997, and much has happened since then.
The Guardian: America's funding of Honduran security forces puts blood on our hands: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/08/american-funding-honduran-security-forces-blood-on-our-hands | Originally published July 8, 2016