Twitter Rants! Celebrities Slam Baltimore’s ‘Police Brutality’

In volatile, uncer­tain moments like the riot­ing in Bal­ti­more, most peo­ple inevitably say to them­selves, “I won­der what that guy from Grey’s Anatomy thinks of all this” or, “I bet my favorite hip hop star has a thought­ful take on what’s happening.” 

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We Asked Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Supporters: How Do the Media Treat You?

SCOTUS pro­tes­tors give mixed mes­sages about the media.

Same-sex “mar­riage” activists aren’t happy with the media – because, as some argued, there isn’t enough support.

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Marriage and Equality at the Supreme Court

Same-sex mar­riage is back at the U.S. Supreme Court. But this time the jus­tices can’t avoid the main issue as they did in the chal­lenge to California’s Propo­si­tion 8 in Hollingsworth v. Perry (2013) (which they dis­missed for lack of appel­late stand­ing). And in light of the court’s rul­ing in the Defense of Mar­riage Act (DOMA) case, United States v. Wind­sor (2013), the out­come in the cases now before it — con­sol­i­dated under the name Oberge­fell v. Hodges— is in about as lit­tle doubt as a high-profile con­tro­versy could be.

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Obama touts controversial trade pact, in remarks alongside Japanese PM

Pres­i­dent Obama, in a joint White House appear­ance Tues­day with Japan­ese Prime Min­is­ter Shinzo Abe, touted a con­tro­ver­sial trade pact that faces oppo­si­tion from within his own party. 

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Maryland Dem: Baltimore rioters ‘mainly from out of town’

Rep. Eli­jah Cum­mings (D-Md.) alleged Sun­day that many riot­ers in Bal­ti­more the pre­vi­ous night were from “out of town,” not­ing that he was amid crowds in the area.

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UFC champ Jones booked in connection with hit-and-run crash

Pushing DNRs on Elderly at NHS

Obama pledges “assistance as needed” for Baltimore riots as Maryland governor calls up National Guard

Pres­i­dent Obama pledged late Mon­day to pro­vide assis­tance “as needed” to stop the rov­ing gangs who attacked Bal­ti­more police, injur­ing 15, and looted stores, set­ting at least one ablaze.

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Why Did The IRS Seize $63,000 From A Maryland Farmer

Logic would dic­tate the Inter­nal Rev­enue Ser­vice (IRS) would be pleased that small busi­ness own­ers are mak­ing cash deposits into a bank since these funds are evi­dence of tax­able revenue.

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Can the Government “Take Its Cut” of Anything Produced?

Is the gov­ern­ment able to require that you hand over a por­tion of your pro­duc­tion to be able to enter a reg­u­lated mar­ket­place? That is the main ques­tion in Horne v. Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture, a case that was argued before the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

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It’s Tax Freedom Day!

Sup­pose that offi­cials from fed­eral, state, and local gov­ern­ments devel­oped a new sys­tem of col­lect­ing rev­enue at the begin­ning of the year. Instead of tak­ing por­tions from each American’s pay­check through­out the year, they decided to take every cent Amer­i­cans earned from Jan­u­ary 1st until the day that all rev­enue had been col­lected for the year.

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The Role of Police

Ta-Nehisi Coates has an inter­est­ing piece at The Atlantic that is worth a read:  The Myth of Police Reform.  While the whole piece is worth a read, I would high­light two points.

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