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February 2016


Supreme Court Building

The Supreme Court is in a bit of pre-June term height, having heard numerous important cases with many more to go, handing down some decisions, and continuing to prepare the docket for the rest of

Tracy Wolf

“Death penalty repeal bill fails.” That was roughly the headline in the

Rabbi Yair Robinson
Supreme Court Building

The news of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing shocked the nation last week.

Tracy Wolf

"What’s happening in Alaska isn’t just a preview of what will happen to the rest of us if we don’t take action. It’s our wake-up call. The alarm bells are ringing.

Rachel Landman
Northeast gate of the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba

On Tuesday, President Obama submitted a plan to Congress detailing how his Administration intends to proceed towards closing the detention

Jacob Kraus
empty shelf in a supermarket

For millions of people, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a lifeline.

Tyler Dratch
The U.S. Constitution

As debate continues to swirl over how our government can continue to address the threat of terrorism in a way that upholds our civil liberties, it can be difficult to keep track of the many issues

Jacob Kraus

The Iowa and New Hampshire caucuses earlier this month marked the official start of the 2016 election cycle.

Adam Waters
Maria Town, the associate director for the White House’s office of public engagement

Maria Town, the Associate Director of the White House's Office of Public Engagement addresses JDAD 2016

Tyler Dratch