Chris Cassidy

Chris Cassidy is a freelance writer based in Washington, D.C. His writing has been featured in the Harvard Law Record, Justice Watch and the Huffington Post.

Recent Articles

Republicans' Tireless War on Women

The Republican war on women is one of attrition, and women are losing.

After yesterday's overwhelming House vote restricting federal funding for abortion, there will be no policy change, fortunately. If the Senate even takes up the bill, they won't pass it. And if they did, by some miracle, pass that bill, President Barack Obama has already promised to veto the draconian law.

Today in Race

Race issues are as American as apple pie. Here's the latest.

Aristotle, Kant, Ashcroft

I don't know about you, but for me, nothing screams ethics like the names of President George W. Bush's former attorneys general. (Cue: crickets chirping.)

No? Well in that case, you may be surprised to learn that Bush's first attorney general, John Ashcroft, is heading a new ethics committee for Xe Services, nee Blackwater.

Marijuana Flip Flop Leaves States in Lurch

More so than Barack Obama's presidency, Eric Holder's tenure as Attorney General is proving to be an unequivocal disappointment for progressives.

Holder's time in office was launched with bang. During his confirmation hearings, Holder disavowed the Bush administration's use of torture in interrogations. He was central to the administration's widely touted plans for closing the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and announced that high-profile detainees there would be tried in federal court. And he promised deference to states on medical marijuana, ending federal raids where medical marijuana was dispensed within the bounds of state law.

Bin Laden's Dead. Now What?


Almost 10 years after the 9/11 attacks, U.S. forces succeeded in locating and killing Osama bin Laden yesterday. His body was buried at sea within hours after his death, according to U.S. officials. President Barack Obama made a rare Sunday night address from the White House's East Room to announce that "justice has been done."