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When John G. Roberts Jr. counseled President Ronald
Reagan on AIDS policies, did he willfully perpetuate the myth that AIDS
can be spread by casual contact?
The political chess match between the White House and Senate
Democrats over the future of the Supreme Court took on new complexity
as three Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to confirm
John G. Roberts Jr.
The FBI--with apparent White House
approval--continues to seek the authority to bypass the court system in
pursuit of evidence against terror suspects.
With military and law enforcement forces combing New
Orleans in the wake of the storm, why did the federal government feel compelled to hire private security firms Blackwater USA and BATS to keep the peace?
There are decades of memos from engineers and contractors setting forth budgets to build up the Gulf Coast's levees, but Bush wouldn't let them be.
William Rehnquist showed little regard for the social
consequences that followed his unrelenting application of conservative
The death of William Rehnquist, the nomination of John G. Roberts Jr. to replace him and the agony of New Orleans represent a sad symmetry of events.
How can women be equal before Islamic law, according to which they are unequal?
It's déjà-vu all over again: National Guard units and federal, state and local law enforcement are spying on antiwar activists.
As confirmation hearings open, we already know a great deal about John G. Roberts Jr. He's ethically challenged, ideologically rigid and unfit for the Supreme Court.
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