“Gun Control and the Constitution: Should We Amend the Second Amendment?”
The liveliest (and oldest) former member of the U.S. Supreme Court is at it again. John Paul Stevens, 93, served on the highest court in the land for an impressive 35 years, from 1975 until his retirement in June 2010. Known for his bow ties, brilliant legal mind, and striking transformation from Midwest Republican conservative to hero of the political left, Stevens remains an intellectual force to reckon with. In his latest book, the forthcoming Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution, he offers a half-dozen stimulating ideas for altering, and he would say improving, our foundational legal document. Today, let’s consider his most controversial proposal: changing the Second Amendment. Stevens is not going to win any friends at the National Rifle Association, because his undisguised agenda is to make it easier to regulate the sale and ownership of firearms.
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“Good News: The Department of Homeland Security Isn’t Going to Track Your Car, Yet”
Things are rarely dull at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. On Tuesday, the Washington Post reported that DHS’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency was looking for a private company to scan the license plates of passing carsacross the country, to create a national database of locational information.
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“Panel Seeks Greater Disclosures on Pension Health”
A panel of risk experts sees a teachable moment in Detroit’s bankruptcy and pension woes.
A blue-ribbon panel of the Society of Actuaries — the entity responsible for education, testing and licensing in the profession — says that more precise, meaningful information about the health of all public pension funds would give citizens the facts they need to make informed decisions.
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