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Amanda Fickett is an attorney and playwright living in Maine. When she is not out campaigning for social justice, Amanda can usually be found in her garden or paddling her kayak on the lake.
SCOTUS

The Long Game: Obama’s Likely SCOTUS Shortlist And Why The GOP Should Pay Attention

Justice Scalia’s death sparked a battle for the soul of the nation’s highest Court. ...

Tennessee’s $8.5 Billion Attempt To Invalidate Marriage Equality

Claiming it was their divine calling, 2 Tennessee legislators are leading an effort to ...

The Presumptive Trump

With the Iowa caucus just hours away, is it still too early to call ...

Second Nexus

The failures of fetal personhood

Since Roe v. Wade, Congress has typically used the power of the purse when ...

Second Nexus

Is the GOP better off with Ted?

Candidates like Trump, Fiorina, and Carson each touted their lack of political experience in ...

Second Nexus

Arkansas Supreme Court Halts Same-Sex Parental Victory

[DIGEST: Reuters; SWTimes; Huffpost] Three lesbian couples challenged the Arkansas Health Department’s Vital Statistics ...

Gifted Hands and Graceless Gaffes: The Improbable Candidacy of Ben Carson

World-renowned neurosurgeon Ben Carson’s calm, measured manner has him surging in the polls. But ...

Facts and Questions after a Deadly Shooting in California: What We Know So Far.

Digest: [NYTimes; Yahoo News; NPR] Note: This story will be updated as information is ...