The ruling for an Asian-American band named the Slants is expected to help the Washington Redskins in their fight to keep the team name, which many find insulting.
There is no mystery to the missing lightning rods. John McCain neglects to volunteer the names of Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas as model jurists for an obvious reason.
The cliché does not mean much anymore. It's time to start seeing African-Americans as Americans, period.
If American politics is "an arena for angry minds," then Clarence Thomas is in the right business. His new autobiography is filled with the predictable narcissism, but also a rage that raises questions about the merit of the lifetime appointment.
It's time for those of us who are old enough to remember when the U.S. Supreme Court was a major force for racial integration and justice to stop living in the past. We need to realize that, for the foreseeable future, any progress our increasingly diverse country makes toward fairness and equality will come in spite of the nation's highest court, not because of it.
The press is under attack by the administration, but does the Washington corps of reporters fight back? No, instead it falls all over itself trying to play courtier to George W. Bush.