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Too Big To Fail: It’s Bigger And Badder Than Ever.

The gun lobby may finally have met their match, as federal law enforcement agencies raise hell about the Obama Administration’s plans to export high-powered firearms. (Hint: They’re worried about the cartels.)

May Day was yesterday! May Day! Thousands march! Pictures and videos!

Wal-Mart, apparently spending too much time bribing Mexican officials instead of paying its staff, must now  cough up nearly $5 million in back wages to employees who were denied overtime.

The Florida town where Trayvon Martin was killed just imported a new police chief from Colorado.

Social conservative freakouts haunt Mitt Romney’s dreams, and an openly gay campaign spokesman is forced to resign after only two weeks on the job.

What’s really going on in Afghanistan? The Pentagon is excited that attacks in Afghanistan reached their lowest in five years in 2011 — but that doesn’t mean all the news in their recent report is good.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Just over year before her untimely death on Friday, the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared as a guest lecturer for the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, AR with National Public Radio correspondent Nina Totenberg. The crowd that signed up to see "Notorious RBG" live was so large that the event had to be moved to a major sports arena – and they weren't disappointed by the wide-ranging, hour-long interview.

Witty, charming, brilliant, principled, Ginsburg represented the very best of American liberalism and modern feminism. Listen to her and you'll feel even more deeply what former President Bill Clinton says in his poignant introduction: "Only one of us in this room appointed her…but all of us hope that she will stay on that court forever."