What Are Limits of the Presidential Pardon?

What Are Limits of the Presidential Pardon?

Since President Trump’s impeachment acquittal in the Senate a few weeks ago, he’s become quite fond of putting his thumb on the scales of justice.  Today, during his press conference at Andrews Airforce base, the president said of some recent court cases, “I’m allowed...
The Second Amendment Needs an Update

The Second Amendment Needs an Update

The Second Amendment was written to prevent the Federal government from taking away the arms needed to form a state-run militia. As such, the Second Amendment is completely out of date and in need of an overhaul.One of the most popular political memes on the internet...
Propaganda of Authoritarianism: Trump’s “Squad” Tweets

Propaganda of Authoritarianism: Trump’s “Squad” Tweets

Either he’s a natural at it, or President Trump is being coached on classic Russian propaganda techniques. The president’s defense of his own racist Tweets is the latest chapter in what is knows as the “4D Approach” to propaganda: dismiss, distract, distort, and...
The Debate Over American Fascism

The Debate Over American Fascism

When freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently described privately run ICE detention centers as “concentration camps,” it ignited a debate over the use of related words like “fascism” and “genocide” to describe the polices and actions being pursued by...
AI and the Future of Democracy

AI and the Future of Democracy

Last week, AI LA held a symposium called “AI, Ethics, and Fairness.” The panel discussion took place at the Phase Two co-working space in Culver City, California and its members included a computer scientist, a technology ethicist, a legal expert in AI and an AI...
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