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Outside view: A welcome revolt against the flawed college ranking system

A handful of top medical schools, including Stanford and Columbia, pulled out of U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings in January, following a similar exodus of more than a dozen law schools, including UC Berkeley, Yale and Harvard, late last year. It’s a welcome development that is overdue. Undergraduate institutions and other graduate schools should follow this lead. For too long, ...

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Outside view: Idaho Supreme Court’s abortion decision based on flawed ‘originalism’ reasoning | Opinion

It should come as no surprise that the Idaho Supreme Court on Thursday issued a ruling fairly quickly upholding Idaho’s abortion ban. The justices didn’t have to do much work; all they had to do was copy and paste from the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision, which overturned Roe v. Wade. In shooting down a challenge to Idaho’s abortion ban, the Idaho Supreme Court took a page – or a few – ...
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Sue Lani Madsen: Respect for the defense of marriage

In 1996, Congress passed the Defense of Marriage Act. Sens. Joe Biden and Patty Murray were two of the 85 senators voting Yea. Last month, the Senate passed the Respect for Marriage Act with 61 votes in favor, repealing DOMA to eliminate gender as a criterion and acknowledging the debate belongs at the state level.

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