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One month later, the facts in the Trayvon Martin story still unclear

One month later, the facts in the Trayvon Martin story still unclear

A man joins nationwide protests in memory of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin on March 26, 2012 in downtown of Los Angeles, California. Credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images As new evidence of 911 calls and eye-witness testimonies trickle in, new questions arise about the shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman. What we do know is [...]

Could there be life sans individual mandate for the Affordable Care Act?

Could there be life sans individual mandate for the Affordable Care Act?

The west front of the U.S. Supreme Court Building on March 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. Today is the last of three day the high court set to hear arguments over the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images At the core of the Affordable Care Act is the [...]

SCOTUS hearings on healthcare, day 3

SCOTUS hearings on healthcare, day 3

WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 26: Demonstrators for and against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act march and chant in outside the U.S. Supreme Court Building on March 26, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Today, the last of the three days considering the Affordable Care Act, the [...]

One month later, the facts of the Trayvon Martin Case are still under question

One month later, the facts of the Trayvon Martin Case are still under question

A man joins nationwide protests in memory of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin on March 26, 2012 in downtown of Los Angeles, California. Credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images While new evidence of 911 calls and eye-witness testimonies trickle in, it’s the definitive stances that people all across the country have taken that are the only sure [...]

Affordable Health Care: “It’s not your free choice,” according to Justice Ginsburg

Affordable Health Care: “It’s not your free choice,” according to Justice Ginsburg

Demonstrators for and against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act march and chant in outside the U.S. Supreme Court Building on March 26, 2012 in Washington, DC. The high court, which has set aside six hours over three days, will hear arguments over the constitutionality of the act. Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Welcome to [...]

SCOTUS hearings on healthcare – Day 2

SCOTUS hearings on healthcare – Day 2

Attorney for the Solicitor Generals Office (R) speaks to the media after attending a hearing at the U.S. Supreme Court Building on March 26, 2012 in Washington, DC. Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images Today’s arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on the fate of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, the second of three days of hearings [...]

How can you resolve conflict with an unreasonable neighbor?

How can you resolve conflict with an unreasonable neighbor?

The sun rises on a suburban street in Calgary, Canada. Credit: Frank Maurer| Flickr Creative Commons Howdy, neighbor? Like to borrow a straitjacket? Are you sure? Please? Los Angeles is much more neighborly than a lot of people – certainly people who don’t live here – will give it credit for, but every once in [...]

U.S. Supreme Court begins hearings on the Affordable Care Act

U.S. Supreme Court begins hearings on the Affordable Care Act

The U.S. Supreme Court Building is seen in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 25. Credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP KPCC’s Kitty Felde will be talking to us live from the courthouse to talk about today’s Supreme Court consideration of the Affordable Care Act. Amicus curiae attorney Robert A. Long will advise the court on the Anti-Injunction Act, which [...]

The “Reason Rally:” Atheists gather en masse in D.C. this weekend

The “Reason Rally:” Atheists gather en masse in D.C. this weekend

Participants carry signs supporting atheism during the Ashley Rukes LGBT Pride Parade in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 26, 2011 If the Reason Rally fulfills its own publicity, this Saturday the National Mall will see the largest gathering of atheists in history (estimates range from 5,000 to 20,000, depending on weather). Sponsored by over 20 atheist [...]

Trayvon Martin and the risks of being young and black in America

Trayvon Martin and the risks of being young and black in America

Protestors make a call for justice in the case of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida. Credit: werthmedia/Flickr (cc by-nc-nd) Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in New York’s Union Square Wednesday, to remember the life protest the death of the unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin who was killed three weeks ago by an overzealous neighborhood watchman. Martin’s [...]