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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.

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If Democrats engage with Republicans on their absurd proposition to cut Medicare, then we will have a real problem.

April 5, 2011

The recent coverage of new Obama campaign manager Jim Messina illustrates how top Washington sources curry favor with the powerful sources they cover.

April 5, 2011

Students in Indiana gathered to tune into a national teach-in holding corporations, banks and political parties responsible for the economic situation facing America today.

April 5, 2011

Students gathered at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to participate in a national teach-in hosted by Frances Fox Piven and Cornel West.

April 5, 2011

The first hint of what was to come came early in the year, when WikiLeaks at its Twitter feed made a public request for help in decrypting a video it described as “US bomb strikes on civilians.” For some reason, it suggested March 21 as a possible release date.

April 4, 2011

Last week, NCAA President Mark Emmert crossed a stunning ideological bridge away from the antediluvian. Emmert said in an interview with USA Today that at April's NCAA board meeting he "will make clear ... that I want [paying players] to be a subject we explore."

April 4, 2011

Manning Marable did more than encourage us. He made a way for us.

April 3, 2011

Massacres in Afghanistan by Muslim fanatics echo the fanaticism of preachers in Gainesville.

April 2, 2011

How Commentary and Israel's Six-Day War informed the neoconservative movement (or didn't).

April 1, 2011

Before the media becomes too engorged on this Cinderella vs. Sinners narrative, it‘s worth noting that while superficially true, it’s also fraudulent, moralistic hooey.

March 31, 2011