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How the right rears its young lawyers.

Patricia Highsmith was a master writer of crime and suspense.

Two books on modern policing and the racial dynamics that go with it.

It's a slippery slope that these two lawgivers would have us tread.

Whether in his home district or in Washington, DC, Congressman Gary Condit is a discredit to his profession.

If they connect well with voters in 2002, they'll have an edge in a weak economy.

It's time to consider what would really improve our unequal society.

 'Following the Money' can prove devastating to critics of the illegal trade.

Not all readers liked my attack on the liberal/left tendency to "rationalize" the aggression of September 11, or my use of the term "fascism with an Islamic face," and I'll select a representat


Republican senators attacked Harry Reid for keeping the chamber working as the Holiday approached. What would these Tories have told George Washington and the troops who were preparing to cross the Delaware? And what would Tom Paine have said about today's summer soldiers?

December 24, 2010

Civil rights issues will be central to the success or failure of the Obama presidency.

December 23, 2010

Takes on who's eating whose lunch, Cher's silver screen performances and the mail.

December 23, 2010

Looking forward to 2011, here are a few of the many ideas, organizing efforts and causes worth fighting for as we work together to make this a more just and decent nation.

December 23, 2010

Misremembering the Citizens Councils has dangerous implications for the present.

December 22, 2010