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The Secret History of Superdelegates


This post originally appeared at In These Times. Since its launch, a specter has haunted Bernie Sanders’ run for the Democratic nomination. It’s not his age, though at 74 he would be the oldest president in American history. And it’s not that he’s an avowed socialist, the label that a mere eight years ago was […]

The Anti-Money Laundering action plan: reality or dreamland?


On 21 April 2016, the Government announced “the most significant changes to the UK’s anti-money laundering and terrorist finance regime in over a decade.” The Government’s “Action Plan for anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist finance” noted that the size of the UK’s financial and professional services sector, open economy, and the propensity of the London property […]

HCCLA files Southlawn Amicus

HCCLA, together with TCDLA and the Harris County Public Defender’s Office, has filed its amicus (friend of the court) brief in the Southlawn Gang Injunction case. The Harris County County Attorney and District Attorney have sought to banish members of the Southlawn community from entering the area under the theory that they are protecting this […]

Trump as a Haruki Murakami Villain


  This fall for the first time I will be teaching a first year seminar on “The Existential Fantasies of Haruki Murakami.” I find Murakami to be a mesmerizing writer, as do a number of my students, and I want to figure out just how much substance he has. In rereading The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (1998), […]

The day Ali conquered golf


The world awoke this morning to the sad news of the passing of Muhammad Ali at the age of 74. One of the greatest heavyweights of all time, Ali’s boxing prowess was surpassed only by his cultural impact.  He was infatuating, inspiring, controversial and polarizing.  You couldn’t take your eyes, or ears, off Ali. “Braggin’ […]

G7 set to take clear stance on Asias disputed waters


Taking place on the Japanese island Ise-Shima, the G7 summit will likely focus on the region’s tense maritime standoff. But a solution to the many conflicts involved is distant – and will require a lot of untangling. During his recent state visit to Vietnam, US President Barack Obama warned that “bigger nations should not bully […]

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