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At High Cost — Our Lack of Civil Debate

The tenor now is to attack, ridicule society’s compromises, make it personal, and accuse the other side of seeking to destroy America. Onetime House Speaker Newt Gingrich is ceaselessly vicious on right-wing media. Rudy Giuliani responds to prosecutors’ investigations of his dirty tricks by doubling down on Hunter Biden.

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Is Social Media a Threat to the First Amendment?

“Trump has provoked a debate among legal scholars over whether the once-sacrosanct constitutional protection of free speech has itself become a threat to democracy by enabling the widespread and instantaneous transmission of lies in the service of political gain.”

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“No Defense of the Indefensible”: Los Angeles Judge makes Landmark Ruling on Homelessness

He went off and wrote a 110-page order – essentially he wrote an entire book – granting the preliminary injunction. In doing so he crafted an initial remedy that goes well beyond what the plaintiffs asked for.

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John Boehner: When I was Captain of CrazyTown

Even though Boehner takes occasional swipes at the Democratic left, his book is (to his credit) more a recounting of the growing extremism of his own party. And he’s not shy about naming names. The worst, in his mind (mistakenly), isn’t Trump. It’s Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, “a miserable son of a bitch.”

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