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To the Rehnquist Court, criminal justice is all too often a technical matter best left to the states.

Instead of kissing babies, this year the pols are bashing youth culture and the companies that promote it.

The project of racial reconciliation and historical correction is "constitutional" in the deepest, multiple senses of that word.

Christina Hoff Summers is hot with righteous indignation on boys' behalf.

Right now, there are three votes on the Court to get rid of Roe altogether and often four or five to impose costly, chilling and burdensome regulations on the exercise of that right by the patient and her doctor.

A recent decision reminds us that true equality for gay people will arrive only when the Supreme Court is not controlled by Justices whose moral view of gay people is negative.

The Supreme Court once championed antitrust laws as valued tools to limit corporate power and to promote the autonomy, diversity and economic rights of people and firms without power. Not anymore.

Chase should immediately open its archives to slavery researchers.

Right now, what hurts labor, day to day, is the wins and losses in the lower courts.

The future of the Supreme Court is the most important issue in the most important election year since 1932. Progressive Americans should treat it that way. The radical right does.

Blogs

There are better ways to handle eruptions of forbidden speech than sacking the talent.

October 24, 2010

Was National Public Radio correct to fire Juan Williams? The answer is a simple one: you betcha.

October 24, 2010

Some more problems with Peretz, NPR's oppressive objectivity and Alter-reviews.

October 22, 2010

Muslim Public Affairs Council argues that: "NPR's decision to fire Williams was a poor decision with poor timing." It also argues that FOX's hiring of Williams with a 3-year contract and a substantial pay increase is "grossly opportunistic and offensive."

October 22, 2010

Another round-up of pro and con comments.

October 22, 2010

Big wikileak coming, NPR in the tank, Clarence Thomas fail, and more

October 22, 2010

 A look into the media storm around NPR firing Juan Williams for his controversial comments about Muslims

October 21, 2010

Dr. Joycelyn Elders was the first African-American surgeon general of the US, and she's come out in favor of legalizing marijuana. We spoke to her about that, about Christine O'Donnell's thoughts on masturbation, and about the fight for healthcare.

October 20, 2010