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Diary of a Mad Law Professor

Patricia Williams

The real scandal of the year is that Eliot Spitzer, brought low by his own bad behavior, had predatory lenders in his sights.

Andy Warhol would have loved Sarah Palin. She really is the ultimate soup can.

Critiques of Obama's suitability for the presidency are bookended by astonishingly contradictory stereotypes.

Loan-sharking has resurged with global force, cutting across class, race and regions: we're all in the ghetto now.

Why does the fraudulence of the Republican machine remain so widely known and so persistently ignored?

How can Barack Obama--or any candidate--overcome the sad hypocrisy of our public discourse?

To view education as a profit-making business is to attack the lifelong love of learning.

It would be truly tragic if John McCain strolls into the White House while we argue over who has it worse, black men or white women.


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