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With sniper suspect now in jail,
DAs are fighting tooth and nail.
They're in a monumental race
To see who gets to try this case

The USA Patriot Act was passed with much fanfare last October, but it was soon clear that lawmakers passed the package without examining all the parts.

There's a joke circulating on the Internet: A grandmother overhears her
5-year-old granddaughter playing "wedding." The wedding vows go like
this: "You have the right to remain silent.

It's filling the grassroots role once played by the Christian
Coalition.

The author may be contacted regarding this piece at JonWiener@hotmail.com.

When several soldiers killed their wives, an old problem was suddenly news.

Democrats, faced with Scalia and Thomas clones, are finally saying: Ideology matters.

I saw a puzzling banner on the door of a restaurant the other day. It
was a flag flanked by two aphorisms: God bless America and America bless
God.

Blogs

We do know that a comprehensive immigration reform bill will soon surface. The trouble is, we don’t know what it will contain.

March 28, 2013

What, to a critic of marriage, makes the ceremony itself so tear-worthy?

March 28, 2013

By the end, several Justices appeared skeptical at best over whether their decision should reach the merits.

March 26, 2013

In Floyd v. City of New York, stop-and-frisk is on the stand—bringing to light police dissent with the NYPD’s discriminatory policies.

March 25, 2013

Hollingsworth v. Perry is the first gay marriage case ever argued before the Court. What’s it going to take for advocates of equality to win?

March 25, 2013

The late New York Times columnist believed telling critical truths about your country was a higher form of patriotism.

March 25, 2013

Another white officer is absolved in the killing of an unarmed Latino man.

March 22, 2013

The show somehow understands things about the pervasiveness and horror of violence and sexual abuse that most police procedurals don’t.

March 19, 2013

Republicans know they must turn toward supporting gay marriage—evidence of how much progress LGBT activists have made.

March 19, 2013

In hearing a challenge to Arizona’s proof of citizenship law for voter registration, the Justices will decide what powers Congress has to protect the right to vote.

March 18, 2013