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Zubik v. Burwell: A win for women and religious liberty

This week the Supreme Court issued an opinion in Zubik v. Burwell, the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s birth control mandate, remanding the issue to lower courts and instructing them to find a compromise that accommodates...

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Let's work to ensure safety for transgender young people

As our society progresses and becomes more enlightened, the journey from a rarely discussed concept to a valued, protected part of society is easier for those of us who are personally impacted. To each of my grandchildren, I am Jichan, Japanese...

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Stopping the corporate takeover of Main Street

In almost every community across the country, we rely on our friends and neighbors who operate small businesses to serve as a backbone for local employment and a familiar face providing the services we require. There is something reassuring about...

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To provide and maintain a navy

 

Of all the enumerated powers set forth by our Constitution in Article I, the authority of Congress to “Provide and Maintain a Navy” is perhaps the most straightforward.  But its simplicity belies its importance.  And with...

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