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Emancipation Day and the Fight for Freedom

Emancipation Day and the Fight for Freedom

Thursday, April 16, 2015 marked the 153rd anniversary of the abolition of slavery in DC, otherwise known as Emancipation Day. In 1862 over 3,000 slaves were freed, just eight months prior to the signing of the Compensated Emancipation Proclamation which freed slaves in the South. The District of Columbia also has the distinction of being […]

Supreme Court Receiving Attention

Supreme Court Receiving Attention

The United States Supreme Court often receives attention for the controversial cases to which it chooses to grant certiorari from the states. This week, they are in the news for cases which did not make the grade due to their somewhat unpopular statuses. The first case that has drawn attention is related to the execution of […]

Cat Hoarding Woman Evicted as Felines Are Killed

Cat Hoarding Woman Evicted as Felines Are Killed

Another sad case of animal hoarding has occurred in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania. A woman of undisclosed age and name has finally been evicted from her living quarters, leaving behind a multitude of cats in her wake. Close to 100 felines were discovered recently by a private contractor, who alerted authorities in the small town just […]

Bombshell NSA Spying PRISM Scandal Widens

Bombshell NSA Spying PRISM Scandal Widens

The bombshell National Security Agency (NSA) spying scandal named Prism has widened. In light of the controversial surveillance program, known as Prism, which made headlines this week, major US technology companies want the government’s permission to disclose details of security requests they receive from administration officials on user data. In a series of leaks in […]

Senator McCain says Pentagon has “carte blanch” in America’s war on terror

Senator McCain says Pentagon has “carte blanch” in America’s war on terror

Senator John McCain expressed his concern to Pentagon officials on their  interpretation of the rights they have to conduct America’s “war on terror.” He said, however, that he “doesn’t blame them,” because “basically you’ve got carte blanche as to what you are going to do around the world.” The criticism of Senator McCain and other senators, […]

Sandy Hook Shootings Prompt Gun Control Law Change

Sandy Hook Shootings Prompt Gun Control Law Change

Since the Sandy Hook shootings, the first major push for tighter gun controls in years has swept the nation. Numerous polls have shown significant majorities in favor of stricter background checks for gun purchases. Unfortunately, these efforts have sparked a backlash from pro-gun advocates, resulting in the defeat of a Senate bill that would expand […]

Inauguration Day

Inauguration Day

The twentieth amendment to the Constitution decreed that the President of the United States be sworn into office on the 20th of January, following the November election. Prior to the 20th amendment, the date was March 4th. The change of dates were the result of a consensus of opinion that there was too much time […]

Who Shall Guard The Guardians?

Who Shall Guard The Guardians?

Increasingly, the discussions over judicial activism and judicial restraint have been a hotly debated topic whether in the political, judicial, academic or philosophical realms. Especially with the newly re-elected President Barack Obama having the responsibility to award a lifetime appointment to fulfill three out of the nine Supreme Court Justice seats during his presidency, the […]

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