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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.
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.
The stand Democrats take on Bush's Supreme Court nominee may well define their legacy.