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SCOTUSblog on camera: Eric Schnapper (Part six)

by Fabrizio di Piazza on November 28, 2014

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Stories from a career of Supreme Court advocacy; what one learns about necessary skills and the value of experienced counsel; and just how hard it is to explain how different Continue →

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Democracy Now! 2014-11-28 Friday

by Amy Goodman on November 28, 2014

Democracy Now! Friday, November 28, 2014
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Democracy: assembly required. (Photo: Sara / Flickr Commons)

“Democracy is the worse form of government, except for all the other forms that have been tried from time to time.” ― Winston Continue →

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Obama’s Thanksgiving pardon of Republican turkeys

by Jim Hightower on November 28, 2014

Thanksgiving – a time of grace and family sharing – will get an extra bit of grace from the White House this year.

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Buy local beer, books… and why not seafood?

by Jim Hightower on November 28, 2014

In case you don't have enough to worry about, consider "early mortality syndrome."

Sounds gruesomely lethal, doesn't it? Luckily, this is Continue →

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Peaceful Woman

“Our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strengths.” ~Charles H. Spurgeon

There’s nothing like a real health emergency for putting insignificant worries into perspective.

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7 Ways to Live a Less Fearful, More Peaceful Life

by Paul Dooley on November 27, 2014

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“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when adults are afraid of the light.” ~Adapted from Plato

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The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama has commended the spirit of Hong Kong movement but called on for ‘a realistic approach.’ In his recent interview with Asia Continue →
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Democracy Now! 2014-11-27 Thursday

by Amy Goodman on November 27, 2014

Democracy Now! Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Turnover of Obama’s SecDefs Eclipsed by Revolving Door of Reagan’s National Security Advisors

by Foreign Policy In Focus » Article Type » Focal Points Blog on November 27, 2014

The Reagan administration employed a sorry succession of national security advisors. (Photo: National Archives and Records Administration / WikiMedia Commons)

The Reagan administration employed a sorry succession of national security advisors. (Photo: National Archives and Records Administration / WikiMedia Commons)

The departure of Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense this Continue →

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No freedom for Tibetans in Tibet, says top US diplomat

by Phayul Latest News on November 26, 2014

The US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues, Sarah Sewall, who recently visited Tibetan refugee camps in Nepal and India has said that Tibetans within China do not enjoy freedom within Continue →
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10 Tibetans sentenced up to 13 years for Drango protest

by Phayul Latest News on November 26, 2014

Two years after protests by Tibetans in Drango County where police fired indiscriminately on unarmed protesters, reports have emerged of sentencing of several Tibetans to varying prison terms up to Continue →
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“It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.” ~Albert Einstein

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Free Man

“The most important point is to accept yourself and stand on your two feet.” ~Shunryu Suzuki

When I was younger, I am sure I was a little bit arrogant. I had Continue →

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Tibetan lawmaker’s book on self immolation launched

by Phayul Latest News on November 26, 2014

The Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament, Penpa Tsering, today launched a book by a member of Tibetan Parliament here at Nyatri Hall in Gangchen Kyishong. Titled “Self-Immolation” and written by Continue →
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SCOTUSblog on camera: Eric Schnapper (Part five)

by Fabrizio di Piazza on November 26, 2014

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Wondering how it went; what to learn from looking back; the importance of moot courts; and why the regular presence of cameras at oral argument is a bad idea.

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  With Turkey’s political system  on the brink of profound change, the June 2015 general election will be the last until 2019 could define much more than the next four years, Tulin Daloglu reports for Continue →

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Drone Lobby Taking Flak from the FAA

by John Sugden on November 26, 2014

Under the proposed rules, the FAA would regulate small drones like this one the same way as those weighing 55 lbs. (flickr/Don McCullough)

Under the proposed rules, the FAA would regulate small drones like this one the same way as those weighing up to 55 lbs.(flickr/Don McCullough)

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Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement is at “a pivotal moment,” analysts suggest, as police cleared activists from one of the largest protest sites in the city on Wednesday. They arrested Joshua Continue →

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Hungary: ‘we need to talk about Viktor’

by Demdigest on November 26, 2014

Doing nothing about Viktor Orban’s illiberal shift is not acceptable, say two leading analysts. Hungary’s leader has challenged the EU’s role as the champion of democratic values, which was the Continue →

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Human rights advocates are stepping up the campaign to secure the release of jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López. At the Annual Meeting of the Club of Madrid, several former Continue →

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