Steven Mulroy has posted this draft on SSRN.  Here is the abstract: In this Article, Professor Mulroy discusses “strict” open meetings laws applicable in many states to local legislators — laws which restrict substantive discussion of government business even among … Continue reading →
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Richard Briffault has posted this draft on SSRN (forthcoming Valparaiso University Law Review). Here is the abstract: Concern about the role of corporate money has been a longstanding theme in American politics. The first permanent federal campaign finance law – … Continue reading →
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“Sky-high stakes in Texas voter ID trial”

by Rick Hasen on September 2, 2014

Zack Roth reports for MSNBC. … Continue reading →
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The Torah (Leviticus) commands the Jews to love their neighbours and to love strangers.

The U.S. Jewish Community, Amoral Familism and the Crisis of Palestine

By Steve Koppman, Huffington Post blog August 28, 2014 We’re all thankful for a truce in Gaza as long as it lasts. Five hundred children have been killed in Continue →

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Reporting from the Israeli side of the border with Gaza, July 9, 2014.  Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90 from Times of Israel story, Hamas threatening journalists in Gaza who expose abuse of civilians, 28th July 2014.

An Insider’s Guide to the Most Important Story on Earth

A former AP correspondent explains how and Continue →

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Story and video here. http://www.randpaulreview.com/2014/01/mitt-romney-finally-ad...

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Democracy Now! 2014-09-02 Tuesday

by Amy Goodman on September 2, 2014

Democracy Now! Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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2nd Call for Applications ♦ M.A. in Mediterranean Studies

Second Call for Applications Master of Arts (M.A.) in Mediterranean Studies ( Academic year 2014/2015 )

The Department of Political Science and International Relations of the University of the Peloponnese (Greece), in partnership with

the Department of Cultural Heritage and the Department Continue →
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Tomgram: Engelhardt, The Escalation Follies

by Tom Engelhardt on September 2, 2014

Whatever your politics, you’re not likely to feel great about America right now...

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SGI continues the failed AFRICOM tradition of giving Africans a greater role in supporting foreign corporate penetration of their continent as if it were in their own interest. (Photo: USAFRICOM / Flickr)

SGI continues the failed AFRICOM tradition of giving Africans a greater role in supporting foreign corporate penetration of their continent as if it were in their own interest. (Photo: USAFRICOM / Flickr)

While the media attention in the United States is riveted on the Israeli war against Gaza, on the Continue →

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Make Palestine a key issue for British MPs

by sarahbenton on September 2, 2014

UK taxpayers should not fund the reconstruction of Farouq Mosque and its surroundings after an Israeli air strike, in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip on July 22, 2014. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90

Five point action plan for political advocacy in the UK on Palestine around reconstruction

By Georgina Reeves, Palestine: a journal Continue →

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Real Dissent: A Libertarian Sets Fire to the Index Card of Allowable Opinion By Tom Woods

Link: http://amzn.com/B00N71YJQU

Book Description Publication Date: September 29, 2014 Pre-order today at link above.

WITH A FOREWORD BY RON PAUL

Nothing makes traditional left and right kiss and make up faster than when they're faced with an articulate libertarian. Continue →

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