The top court ruled 4-3 Thursday morning that particular considerations of race in the University of Texas admissions process are constitutional.
If onetime University of Texas aspirant Abigail Fisher prevails on all of her claims, the last tepid vestiges of race-conscious affirmative action will end at public colleges and universities throughout the land.
Francis' full-throated opposition to the death penalty puts him at the opposite end of the moral universe from Scalia, Thomas and Alito.
The crash of 2008 infused our societies with enormous skepticism of government and central bank authority. Naturally, many dream of a currency that politicians and bankers cannot manipulate. Bitcoin has emerged as the great white hope of something of the sort. Alas, that hope is false.
Even if Fisher received points for her race and every other personal achievement factor, the letter she received in the mail from the University of Texas still would have said no.
Is there ever a good time to cut “entitlements” -- the code word used by austerity hawks to refer to and demean publicly funded social welfare programs -- host Andrew Ross Sorkin asked University of Texas economist James K. Galbraith on CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Friday.
When criticized, many followers of one faith or another mistakenly perceive a personal attack, and tend to elevate the sacredness of their own individual beliefs at the expense of universal free expression, thus sullying the discourse before it can even begin.
Granted, social science must always be consumed with caution. Still, papers about people's sex lives are entertaining if not always illuminating. Here, we've taken the 10 most frequent reasons cited by participants of a sex study conducted by the University of Texas psych department in which people were asked to select motivations for having sex from a list of 237 choices. The choices ranged from "I realized I was in love" to "I was slumming."