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Diary of a Mad Law Professor

Patricia Williams

We dismiss the anti-intellectualism of the right at our own peril.

A manufactured controversy aimed at Elizabeth Warren shows the damaging ways we exploit trivial kerfuffles and pass them off as political stories.

There is a certain kind of madness in peddling guns to Americans while dismantling our mental health system.

People who give DNA samples—and big bucks—to companies in exchange for information on their potential medical risks are handing over more than saliva.

From the ethnic studies ban to firings over Travyon Martin, a strange hostility toward progressive education is emerging.

What makes this case exceptional is neither race nor the politics of self-defense alone but the total failure to investigate it for so long.

Today's “right to life” rhetoric is a bizarre cross between the theological imperative to be fruitful and multiply and the fetishism of microbiological cellular promise.

Gov. Rick Snyder’s ruthless austerity measures have made the state a bleak place to live, work  and go to school.

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Patricia J. Williams
Patricia J. Williams, a professor of law at Columbia University, was born in...

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