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  • Edward Snowden: Patriot and Hero
    Edward Snowden: Patriot and Hero

    Edward Snowden has been on my mind recently. His name has been back in the news recently because Congress has been revisiting many of the abuses that we never would have known about had Snowden not ...

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  • Marc Kelly: A Man of Courage
    Marc Kelly: A Man of Courage

    "The truth is, that, even with the most secure tenure of office, during good behavior, the danger is not, that the judges will be too firm in resisting public opinion, and in defence of private rights ...

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  • The Times They Are A Changing
    The Times They Are A Changing

    The signs seem to be everywhere. After about 35 years of politicians and policy makers falling over themselves to jockey to be viewed as the toughest on crime, Americans finally seem to be waking up ...

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  • Musings on Ferguson
    Musings on Ferguson

    So much has been said and written about the death of Michael Brown, the ensuing investigation and grand jury proceeding and most recently the decision of that grand jury not to indict Darren Wilson ...

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  • Musings on the California Initiative System and the Case for Prop. 47
    Musings on the California Initiative System and the Case for Prop. 47

    My feelings about the proposition system in California are conflicted. In theory, propositions are a great idea. Put the power of governance directly in the people's hands. On the other hand, there ...

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