Many states have made it easier for communities to secede from their school district, thus allowing them to segregate again.
The legal decision of Gill v. Whitford will either extend or destroy the legacy of Earl Warren on reapportionment.
The Supreme Court’s ruling was a win for advocates of counting every resident in drawing up election districts. But it leaves the door open for future mischief by those who hope to weaken the voices of minority voters.
Despite the GOP front-runner's reputation for speaking his mind and "telling it like it is," he is an enemy of freedom of speech, suing anyone who says something he doesn't like. But it gets worse: As president, he promises, he would dismantle safeguards that foster robust discussion of public issues.
Ignoring the whole separation of church and state thing, a group of Republican legislators in North Carolina want to trample on your religious freedoms.
The 14th Amendment is a mighty sword, and U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker used it Wednesday to flay and shred all the specious arguments -- and I mean all of them -- that are used to deny full marriage rights to gay and lesbian Americans. Bigotry has suffered a grievous blow.
Rather than shout, I'll just ask the question in a civil way: Dear Republicans, do you really want to endanger your party's greatest political legacy by turning the 14th Amendment to our Constitution into an excuse for election-year ugliness?