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The Supreme Court has a chance to shed light on a secretive judicial process

What is disturbingly anomalous is a court whose jurisdiction implicates fundamental rights, but whose reasoning is made public only at its discretion. Few Americans know that such a court exists. But next week, the Supreme Court will decide whether to accept a case asking it to take responsibility for supervising, and limiting, the secretive practices of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

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How a humble metal box began the most beneficial economic development in human experience

The Blue Age” — the oceans are “blue water” — is Gregg Easterbrook’s account of this transformation. He notes that the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach generate 1.4 million of California’s 18 million jobs, about $400 billion in economic activity, and fees that fund much of these cities’ municipal governments.

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