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Maybe a Bernie Sanders Administration Would Give Us Our First Female Vice President

Some might say a Bernie Sanders/Elizabeth Warren presidential bid is too liberal to make it in the United States. There is definitely something to be said for putting the two most liberal senators on the same ballot, but if a vote was going to be cast for Bernie Sanders in the first place I highly doubt Elizabeth Warren as Vice President would change that.

Although there is basically no reason to think she would be the VP other than hopeful optimism, it would make a lot of sense given their records. They have both continually fought Wall Street interests. They have both consistently supported efforts making college more affordable. Ideologically they are incredibly similar and have very similar voting records on key issues. Although she decided not to run for president herself, being Vice President is a lot different than running for president yourself. Only time will tell, but it seems like a smart political move and we’ll remain hopeful. Either way her endorsement is huge. Bernie Sanders 2016!

The Democratic Base Is Marching Right Past Its Leaders
Newly minted activists want Democrats in Washington to actually fight against Trump -- or get out of the way.

On April 15, 2009, a wave of populist protests swept across the country, pegged to tax day. John Boehner, who was then-House minority leader, was curious how they’d play out, and joined one in Bakersfield, California with Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).

What he saw there stunned him, and he immediately knew that if Republicans could harness that energy, he’d become speaker of the House. As he told his staff in his typically salty manner, “They are fucking furious and we’re going to win.”

Boehner was right on both points, and he vowed that day to make sure he channeled the rage he was witnessing into campaigns against Democrats the next fall. To ally with his base, he and then-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) resolved to engage in all-out obstruction. It worked, until it worked too well, and consumed Boehner himself, as well as his deputy, former Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.).

Elected Democrats are now facing the same challenge, as a fired-up progressive base is marching far ahead of the party leadership. Democrats are scrambling to keep up.

This week, when progressive champions Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) voted in a Senate committee to approve the thoroughly unqualified Ben Carson to head the Housing and Urban Development Department, there was little criticism from established liberal organizations in Washington. But the grassroots lit up ― blasting them on Twitter, Facebook, in calls to their offices, and in countless emails to Huffington Post reporters, asking us what on earth their one-time heroes were doing.

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There are Bad lip readings videos for Bruce Wayne, Lex Luthor , Diana Prince, Clark Kent ,Warren Eden, James Gordon, Daniel Cassidy and collections of Super Hero and Super Villain on news videos. The reactions have been mild annoyance or amusement .

50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Miranda v. Arizona

“You have the right to remain silent…” became a standard line in TV cop shows beginning in the 1960s and 1970s The Supreme Court decision Miranda v. Arizona (1966) affirmed that persons under arrest must be told that they have a Fifth Amendment right to have a lawyer present when talking to police. These words became known as the Miranda Warning. 

The Miranda Warning is now mandatory for police to say while arresting someone. If a person doesn’t receive the Miranda Warning, anything that the person said cannot be used in a court of law. 

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the historic Miranda v. Arizona Supreme Court decision. This is a very important case because it explicitly protects our right to an attorney in the 5th Amendment. 

Opinion of the Court by Chief Justice Earl Warren in the Case of Miranda v. Arizona

Learn more about the “Amending America” exhibit  

Linda Greenhouse says the Supreme Court under chief justice Warren Burger, from 1969-86, played a crucial role in establishing the conservative legal foundation for the even more conservative courts that followed.  Assuming President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland continues to be blocked by Congress, the next president will have at least one justice to appoint to a court that is now sometimes stalemated 4 to 4. Greenhouse tells Fresh Air’s Terry Gross: 

“It’s hard [not] to think of a single subject area, whether it’s race, crime, women’s rights, abortion rights, the rights of businesses, the future of campaign finance…where the change of a justice or two could make a major change in the outcome.”

Tracing The ‘Rise Of The Judicial Right’ To Warren Burger’s Supreme Court 

Photo of United States Chief Justice Warren Burger and Associate Justices William O. Douglas, William Brennan, Potter Stewart, Byron White, Thurgood Marshall, Harry Blackmun, Lewis Powell, William Rehnquist and Tom Clark pose for a portrait on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court building July 1974 in Washington, DC. (Photo by David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images)


May 17th 1954: Brown v. Board of Education

On this day in 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its unanimous decision in the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The decision declared racial segregation in schools unconstitutional, striking down the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ segregation which had been enshrined in the 1896 decision Plessy v. Ferguson. The Brown case had been bought by African-American parents, including Oliver L. Brown, against Topeka’s educational segregation. It was argued before the Court by the chief legal counsel of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Thurgood Marshall, who went on to become the first African-American Supreme Court justice in 1967. The Court, led by Chief Justice Earl Warren, declared that segregation violates the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. The landmark decision is often considered the start of the Civil Rights Movement, which fought for racial integration and full equality for African-Americans. The movement transformed American society, leading to the end of legal segregation and landmark legislation such as the Civil Rights Act (1964) and Voting Rights Act (1965). However, the mission of the movement, so eloquently expressed by Dr. King, to achieve full equality, is far from over.

“We conclude that, in the field of public education, the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal
- Warren’s opinion for the Court