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Chinese Exclusion Act

Opinion: Congress shouldn’t delay justice any further

On Oct. 6 the Senate took such a step by passing S.R. 201 and moving it to the House. The resolution expresses regret for the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and the six decades of anti-Chinese American persecution that followed. It also reaffirms America’s commitment to protecting civil rights.... Read more»

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Ask Wendell: How do I deal with a lying insurer?

Today we continue our "Ask Wendell" series with a bit of guidance from a former insider on how to interact with insurance companies and hopefully hold them accountable for their actions. ... Read more»1

#Occupy

Just how much can the state restrict a peaceful protest?

If the First Amendment guarantees the right to peaceable assembly, why do peaceful protesters keep getting arrested — and sometimes pepper-sprayed and beaten up? We take a closer look at the laws governing protests and how the government can limit them.... Read more»10

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Assassination plot doesn't fit past Iranian behavior

The alleged Iranian plot to use Mexican cartel gunmen to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington is one of the strangest, most serious terrorism cases to surface in years, a mix of seemingly credible evidence and unlikely scenarios that departs dramatically from Iran’s past record of global terrorist activity.... Read more»

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The nonpartisan primary: Is it a game changer?

Can the election system be reshaped to encourage greater moderation? There is no magic bullet but there is reason to believe that some progress could be made by replacing the current system with a nonpartisan blanket primary.... Read more»1

Smart v. Stupid

Do Occupy Wall Street’s critics have a point?

Smart v. Stupid: Critics of Occupy Wall Street blow a lot of smoke. But they might also have a point.... Read more»4

Analysis

Solyndra 'could haunt' Obama

New White House emails show a top donor to Barack Obama was in direct contact with one of the president’s closest advisers about the federal energy loan program. ... Read more»

Smart v. Stupid

Chris Christie is running — count on it

Chris Christie will announce his presidential candidacy. You can count on it. But he won’t really be running for president.... Read more»1

Analysis

Perry vs. the EPA: An epic, illuminating clash

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's conservative views on business costs, states' rights, job creation, energy policy and global competitiveness — the core of his governing philosophy — are illuminated most vividly in his clashes with the EPA over issues like pesticide regulation and global warming.... Read more»

Factcheck

Another whopper from Rick Perry

Texas Gov. Rick Perry makes another wildly false claim in a new Web ad — saying that the U.S. poverty rate has hit an "all-time high." In fact, the rate is the highest since 1993, but 7.3 percentage points lower than it was in 1959.... Read more»1

Analysis

What’s happening with that solar firm scandal?

So what's the situation with Solyndra, who's the focus of the investigations, and how big a deal is this storyline? ProPublica sorts through what it does — and doesn't — mean.... Read more»

Analysis

10 numbers you need to know about E-Verify

E-Verify is an Internet-based system that allows employers to check whether prospective employees are legally authorized to work. But mandating it for all employers across the country would cost Americans their jobs and crush small businesses.... Read more»2

GOP prez hopefuls exchange false, misleading claims

The GOP presidential candidates debated Monday for the second time in six days — tossing out a variety of false and misleading claims on everything from Social Security to vaccines for sexually transmitted diseases. ... Read more»

Analysis

Europe's lessons from Sept. 11

Some EU lawmakers and civil-rights activists say the post-9/11 solidarity with the United States led to poorly conceived counterterrorism policies that undermine European principles, punishing innocent people instead of potential attackers.... Read more»

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10 years on, Afghanistan isn't far from where it started

No two countries have been more affected by the shift than the United States and Afghanistan, who are tied together in a war whose outcome, a decade after the initial invasion, is still very much in doubt.... Read more»

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