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Confounded Fathers: Constitution Framers Appalled at Attacks on Free Public Education

Confounded Fathers: Constitution Framers Appalled at Attacks on Free Public Education
This post originally ran in May 2012. We are reviving it at this time in conjunction with Bernie Sanders' call for a free public college education for all. We hope it sheds some light on why this not only isn't a radical idea, but is one deeply rooted in our nation's history. Let us know what you think in the comments below.
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Three Commandments for Every State Capitol

Three Commandments for Every State Capitol
The Oklahoma Supreme Court this past week ordered the legislature and the executive branch to remove a six-foot tall Ten Commandments granite monument from the front of the state house. The monument was placed there in January and is a direct violation of the First Amendment.
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47 Republican Senators May Have Broken the Law By Sending a Shockingly Stupid Letter to Iran

47 Republican Senators May Have Broken the Law By Sending a Shockingly Stupid Letter to Iran
47 Republican Senators send a shockingly stupid and probably unconstitutional letter to the leadership of Iran...
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Go get em Joe! VP Biden Responds to 47 Republicans Undermining Iran Talks

Go get em Joe!  VP Biden Responds to 47 Republicans Undermining Iran Talks
VP Joe Biden has spoken out forcefully against the 47 Republicans who took it upon themselves, with no constitutional authority, to meddle and attempt to undermine the ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran.
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PDF Pffft: Outdated Database of Court Records Begins Actively Removing Recent Cases

PDF Pffft: Outdated Database of Court Records Begins Actively Removing Recent Cases
PACER is a terrific acronym, but that's about all the Public Access to Court Electronic Records gets right. By almost all accounts, the system to search and download records constitutionally guaranteed to be made public is outdated, clumsy and loaded with bugs — and incredibly expensive for the average bank account. Now, the administrators at the courts of this country are actively removing cases from this antiquated, constitutionally-mandated access to public records.
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Jersey Unsure: What Happens If/When Gov. Christie Resigns?

Jersey Unsure: What Happens If/When Gov. Christie Resigns?
There has been a lot of speculation that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will resign as early as February next year. Senate President Steve Sweeney recently said, he has "no idea" whether Christie will leave office early, but his guess is Christie will leave before the next budget has to be passed in June 2015. So what would happen next?
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Obama at Prayer Breakfast: Religious Freedom Is A National Security Issue

Obama at Prayer Breakfast: Religious Freedom Is A National Security Issue
"Freedom of religion matters to our national security," intoned President Barack Obama at this year's National Prayer Breakfast. Unlike the right's concept of religious freedom, generally, the President meant all religions and their ability to congregate freely, not just the uniformly Christian members of today's GOP.
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30,000 Gun Supporters Want Piers Morgan Deported

Here's what we're hearing now from the anti-gun-control civil libertarians: They don't like what CNN host Piers Morgan has been saying, so they want to kick him out of the country.
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MN Voter ID Amendment Head: Voter Fraud Was Partly Responsible For Defeat

In the wake of the defeat of the Voter Restriction Amendment, Minnesota Majority's Dan McGrath has been doing some soul-searching. Yesterday, he posted a lengthy apology at True North to share some of his conclusions:
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MN Churches Unite to Oppose Voter Restriction Amendment

On the steps of Central Lutheran Church in downtown Minneapolis, the Minnesota Council of Churches announced that they were joining the coalition of groups opposing the constitutional amendment to restrict voting rights. The MCC represents upwards of 1 million Minnesotans from the following denominations.
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