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On April 1 the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the University of Michigan affirmative action cases on whether to overturn the 1978 Bakke decision and ban consideration of race as

Spring officially began on Thursday, March 20, but the first real spring
day in Washington was Saturday, a blindingly sunny day, flowers just
beginning to peek out, the National Kite Festival o

Not since Jimmy Carter's confession that he had lusted in his heart
after women other than his wife have Americans been so interested in the
religious life of the man occupying the Oval Office.

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the University of Michigan
affirmative action cases on April 1.

Recently, Nilas Martins, principal dancer at the New York City Ballet,
was stopped in Washington, DC, by gun-wielding policemen.

William O. Douglas was a judicial record-setter.

How bad can things get, how fast? Are we already at the point where
literally nothing can derail the war machine?

Let's say you have a war to sell. You have the usual public relations
tools at your disposal: highly scripted press conferences, stories
leaked by White House officials to a compliant press.

During the Vietnam War the heavyweight boxing champion of the world,
Muhammad Ali, refused to serve in the Army.

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"The Oklahoma City bombers were goaded to action not just by their private mad impulses but by a broader political culture."

April 19, 2015

“By infusing the black experience into the Southern novel, she enriches both it and us.”

April 18, 2015

Media fear and self-loathing are already on the campaign trail.

April 17, 2015

Doug Hughes is not a dangerous fruitcake. In fact, he is a small-d democratic idealist who went out of his way to alert the authorities in advance of his so-called “Freedom Flight.”

April 17, 2015

Not correcting the story of Richard Engel’s kidnapping is worse than the Brian Williams scandal.

April 17, 2015

“If they fail,” The Nation warned many months in advance, “the United States will lose face in an almost irreparable way.”

April 17, 2015

The Senate's proprosal to replace the failed law would shift the public education battleground more fully to the states.

April 16, 2015

During the 2008 primary, some of Clinton’s rhetoric left black voters cold. She’ll need to overcome those lingering concerns to win in 2016.

April 16, 2015

"The demand the Virginia Tech massacre places on the school, on Virginia, on all of us, is simple: Only connect."

April 16, 2015

Thabo Sefolosha of the Atlanta Hawks is looking for payback after New York’s Finest ended his season prematurely.

April 15, 2015