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The Supreme Court’s Supremely Terrible Campaign Finance Ruling

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The Supreme Court’s Supremely Terrible Campaign Finance Ruling
In a decision that surprised no one, the U.S. Supreme Court’s five conservative judges again struck down limitations on election spending. The Court recently ruled in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission that restricting the amount of money a person can contribute to candidates, political action committees (PACs), and political parties in a two-year election cycle…
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We Interrupt This Broadcast For A Message From The Supreme Court

We Interrupt This Broadcast For A Message From The Supreme Court

Next month Super Bowl XLVIII will be broadcast live across the nation. An estimated 111 million viewers are expected to sit back and watch the single greatest television event of the year, and advertisers are paying 4 million dollars for just 30 seconds of airtime during the game. While most of us will watch the…
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A Very Gay Utah Christmas

A Very Gay Utah Christmas

When you’re feeling certain feelings that just don’t seem right Treat those pesky feelings like a reading light And turn ‘em off Like a light switch Just go back Really, what’s so hard about that Turn it off Turn it off   These infamous, satire-ridden lyrics from the acclaimed musical Book of Mormon may need…
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From the Editor: Happy Holidays and 2014 Predictions

From the Editor: Happy Holidays and 2014 Predictions

Happy Holidays! It feels like just yesterday we were welcoming in 2013 with open arms and fiscal cliffs. Before we knew it, there was the Sequester, the overturning of DOMA, a government shutdown and Obamacare’s clumsy debut. We even managed to squeeze in a successful Twitter IPO and a terrible Steve Jobs biopic. Here at…
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Trouble in the Air – Should States Pay For Others’ Pollution?

Trouble in the Air – Should States Pay For Others’ Pollution?

Bob Dylan had it wrong: it’s the question that’s blowin’ in the wind. In fact, it’s a question that’s before the Supreme Court right now: namely, how to adjudicate the squabble between largely Midwestern and Southern (“upwind”) states who belch industrial pollutants into the air, and then “dump” that air – via natural wind currents…
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