My Trip To The Voting Station – A Fool’s Errand, And So Much More, Or Less …

North London polling station

by Richard Cameron   So, earlier this week, I went to the polling place with my California mail in ballot already filled out and tucked into the envelope. Our Jewish friends in the local community were kind enough to host the polling station at their temple – so now I can, without lying, state that I have been in a temple, though not for services. That’s always a possibility as well, though. I hand delivered it, together with my wife’s ballot, who (please don’t share this with anyone) considered it…

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Reality Winner’s Case May Determine Who Is A Journalist In The Social Media Age

demonstrators protesting against the prosecution of Reality Winner, government whistleblower that revealed Russian tampering with American election equipment in November 2016 presidential election.

by Tony Wyman By the time Reality Winner, a former intelligence specialist in the United States Air Force, goes to trial, she will have been imprisoned for nearly 18 months – more than twice as long as the sentence served by Dinesh D’Souza, who was recently pardoned by President Trump after being convicted of a felony associated with illegal campaign contributions he made in 2014. Of course, the crime Ms. Winner has been charged with by the U.S. Justice Department is arguably more serious than the one Mr. D’Souza admitted…

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I Just Propositioned My State Representatives – Feel Free To Do The Same

by Oletta Branstiter Voting Day! November 7, 2017, is a voting day all across our nation. Citizens in a few states will be electing their state representatives, and voters in numerous states will be participating in direct democracy by voting for changes and additions to their state constitutions during this midterm election cycle. Wait, what?  In the words of John Matsusaka, the author of “For the Many or the Few: The Initiative, Public Policy, and American Democracy”,  “Some might wonder how direct democracy squares with the U.S. Constitution guarantee to each…

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