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William Rehnquist showed little regard for the social
consequences that followed his unrelenting application of conservative
legal theory.

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.

Whether or not Roberts would overturn Roe, his judicial conservatism provides ample cause for concern.

If we're going to have a society surveilled 24/7, let's begin at the top.

The public broadcasting system remains an easy target for Republican deception, demagogy and mischief.

Is John Roberts worth a fight?

If you like the Patriot Act and Guantánamo, you'll love John
Roberts. More than anything else, to fill Sandra Day O'Connor's seat on the Supreme Court, the Bush White House sought an advocate for ever-expanding executive branch powers. The stakes in Roberts's nomination could not be higher. Bruce Shapiro reports.

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Kennedy’s gay marriage ruling may have been schmaltzy, but such sentimentality about marriage enabled today’s triumph.

June 26, 2015

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June 26, 2015

Guns aren't a problem in this country! Also there's no global warming.

June 19, 2015

The issue isn't police misconduct—the issue is rap music and baggy pants!

June 16, 2015

Celebrate the great charter of liberty by amending the US Constitution on behalf of democracy.

June 15, 2015

The leading crusader behind the myth of voter fraud now has the power to prosecute bogus fraud cases.

June 11, 2015

Senators John McCain and Dianne Feinstein have introduced a measure to prevent the CIA from evading the bans on torture that are already law. 

June 10, 2015

The anti-abortion movement claims that no one wants to see the law come down on women who end their pregnancies, but it’s already happening.

June 10, 2015

In a 2001 cover story in The Nation, Bugliosi eloquently denounced the Court's treasonous decision in Bush v. Gore.

June 9, 2015

Two stories in the news represent two very different forms of liberation from the same broken and oppressive system.

June 9, 2015