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Government Issues

Can a Passport Interfere with Foreign Policy? The Case of Zivotofsky v. Kerry

In 2002, Congress passed a law that required the Secretary of State to allow an American citizen born in Jerusalem to list "Israel" as his place of birth on his passport...

Ballot Initiatives across the Country: Soda Taxes, GMOs and Corporate Speech Rights

San Francisco is mulling a new tax on sugary drinks of 2 cents per ounce, meaning that a canned soft drink will face a 24-cent tax if the measure passes...

Could Non-Citizens Change the Election?

According to a new study from researchers at Old Dominion University, 6.4 percent of non-citizens voted illegally in the 2008 presidential election...

Democracies Less Likely to Go to War

In 1795, philosopher Immanuel Kant first suggested that those in democratic republics were less likely to support wars...

Copyright Protection for Course Syllabi?

How far can the copyright go? Controversy over the concept has been brewing at the University of Missouri...

Lawyers vs. LegalZoom

Decisions from state boards are made without public scrutiny, and their orders serve to suppress competition from those threatening to provide similar services...

Self-Driving Car Electronics Systems: Vulnerable to Hackers?

Car electronics systems are protected with very little, if any, security...

Political Correctness in Obama's Secret Service Detail

Physical ability standards within the secret service are not gender-neutral. A woman completing a 1.5-mile run in 13:42 would be scored as "excellent." But a man completing the run in that amount of time? He would be rated as "poor"...

More Crime in Zip Codes with Fewer Guns

Not only is Chicago's 60624 zip code the most crime-ridden in its county, it's also the one with the fewest concealed carry firearm permits per capita...

Are Personality Tests Discriminatory?

Today, between 60 percent and 70 percent of job-seekers are required to take personality tests...


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