Michael Cohen, aide to presidential candidate Donald Trump, explaining that Donald Trump could not have possibly raped Ivana Trump in 1993 because they were married: “You’re talking about the frontrunner for the GOP, presidential candidate, as well as a private individual who never raped anybody.
Most Americans understand that we live in a single nation, united under a single Constitution, which is the highest law of all the land. We understand that every other law in the USA must comply with the Constitution. We recognize the authority of the 14th
A few days ago, I saw a bumper sticker in Central Maine that read, “Welcome to Maine… Now Go Home!” It didn’t take me too long to react emotionally to that statement; I hear some version of that sentiment almost every day living here in
217 days ago, the official petition to President Barack Obama to pardon the whistleblower Edward Snowden surpassed 100,000 signatures. That number matters because President Obama and his White House staff promised explicitly that after petitions garner more than 100,000 signatures “White House staff will review it, ensure it’s
Google Correlate is a new research tool used to find out where in the United States the entry of certain search terms is concentrated, and which search terms’ levels of popularity are correlated with one another across the 50 states. The first idea is pretty
Transparency shouldn’t be opaque. For the life of me, I haven’t been able to find a current list of campaign finance websites covering local political donations in the 50 states of the USA. The best I could find was an old list helpfully compiled by
A recent survey by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life reveals that, in 15 states in the USA, a majority of people say that religion is not a very important part of their lives.People living in these states represent about 30.4 percent of the population.
This spring, the FBI expanded its practice of warehousing DNA sample data, expanding from samples of criminal convicts to samples from people who have been arrested but not convicted of a crime. As a result, the FBI has been adding new samples to its database
The Idaho Senate shares the home phone numbers and addresses of its members. The Alabama Senate, Arkansas Senate, Iowa Senate, Kentucky Senate, Maine Senate, the Mississippi State Senate, the Montana Senate, the New Hampshire Senate, the North Carolina Senate, the South Carolina Senate, the Vermont
President Obama loves to say that he supports civil unions will full legal rights, though he opposes same-sex marriage. What he doesn’t say is that states cannot grant full legal rights to civil unions, even if they want to.
In a press release that has already caused significant hubbub, the Gallup organization has released polling data from 2008 in which Americans are asked to identify themselves as Democratic, leaning Democratic, leaning Republican or Republican. Gallup finds that majority of its respondents identify as Democratic