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What Kind of Supreme Court?

Jul 2, 2010
Although we did not discover much about Elena Kagan, confirmation hearings should remind us of what has been remarkable in our constitutional and judicial history.Confirmation hearings should remind us of what has been remarkable in our constitutional and judicial history.

Brown v. the Board of WTF

Jun 17, 2010
Tens of thousands of dark-suited ultra-Orthodox protesters took to the streets of Jerusalem and Bnei Brak on Thursday, angry at the arrest of parents who refused a court order requiring their children of European ancestry to go to school with Jewish children of Middle Eastern ancestry.

Muslim Women Protest Through Prayer at D.C. Mosque

Mar 2, 2010
On Feb. 20, four Muslim women took a conspicuous step to protest gender segregation in Muslim mosques by refusing to relegate themselves to a cordoned-off prayer zone for women -- which one of them ruefully called the "penalty box" -- and instead worshiped with the men at the Islamic Center of Washington, D.C. Their presence did not go unnoticed.

Does Harold Ford Jr.’s Race Matter?

Jan 19, 2010
New Yorkers, beware It seems that former US Rep Harold Ford Jr, a transplant from Tennessee, has upset people again Ford, an executive at Merrill Lynch and a New York University lecturer who might be seeking to unseat fellow Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand of New York in a race for the U Senate, has made a very bold statement about his identity.

Limbaugh: His ‘Call for Segregation’ Was Made in Jest

Sep 19, 2009
Conservative radio behemoth Rush Limbaugh took to the airwaves Friday to refute reports that he had called for racial segregation the previous day while commenting on a school bus brawl between black and white teenagers. Limbaugh argued that he had been joking and that liberals with "no sense of humor" had recast his sarcastic riff in a literal light.