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Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt (C) talks to reporters with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (2nd L), both active members of the Republican Attorneys General Association.

Meet RAGA—One of the Scariest GOP Groups You’ve Never Heard Of Meet RAGA—One of the Scariest GOP Groups You’ve Never Heard Of

The Republican Attorney Generals Association is waging a legal war to overturn reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, and climate regulations, one state at a time.

May 13, 2024 / Column / Elie Mystal

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There Is Only One Way for Biden to Fulfill His Promise to “Restore Roe” There Is Only One Way for Biden to Fulfill His Promise to “Restore Roe”

If the president truly wants to protect reproductive rights, he’s going to have to do what he’s so far refused even to consider: expand the Supreme Court.

Feb 20, 2024 / Column / Elie Mystal

James C. Ho testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his nomination hearing to be a judge for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on November 15, 2017.

James Ho Wants to Be the Next Clarence Thomas James Ho Wants to Be the Next Clarence Thomas

The Fifth Circuit judge is a far-right extremist and provocateur—and he’s angling for a seat on the Supreme Court.

Sep 15, 2023 / Column / Elie Mystal

A protester outside the Supreme Court holding a sign reading

The Supreme Court Has Kicked the Door Wide Open to Jim Crow–Style Bigotry The Supreme Court Has Kicked the Door Wide Open to Jim Crow–Style Bigotry

The court's conservatives used a case literally based on a homophobe’s fantasies to blow a huge hole in our antidiscrimination laws and revive the spirit of Plessy v. Ferguson.

Jul 3, 2023 / Column / Elie Mystal

A sign calling for protection of the Clean Water Act hung outside the Supreme Court Building

The Supreme Court Has Done Us Dirty on the Clean Water Act The Supreme Court Has Done Us Dirty on the Clean Water Act

The recent ruling in Sackett v. EPA drastically weakens the Clean Water Act.

Jun 13, 2023 / Column / Elie Mystal

Tennessee Republicans Are Showing Exactly How Deep American Racism Goes

Tennessee Republicans Are Showing Exactly How Deep American Racism Goes Tennessee Republicans Are Showing Exactly How Deep American Racism Goes

The Republicans’ attempt to push two Black legislators out of the Tennessee statehouse was an object lesson in bigotry.

May 3, 2023 / Column / Elie Mystal

Corporate America Is No Longer Pretending to Care About Diversity

Corporate America Is No Longer Pretending to Care About Diversity Corporate America Is No Longer Pretending to Care About Diversity

In what should be a surprise to no one, corporations are quietly trimming the “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” teams they loudly championed in 2020.

Mar 22, 2023 / Column / Elie Mystal

Chief Justice Roberts Portrays His Court as Heroic

Chief Justice Roberts Portrays His Court as Heroic Chief Justice Roberts Portrays His Court as Heroic

(Rather than a cohort of extremists that ignores judicial precedent and makes up facts to suit its agenda.)

Feb 10, 2023 / Column / Elie Mystal

The “Faces” of Black Conservatism Tell Us Everything—About the GOP

The “Faces” of Black Conservatism Tell Us Everything—About the GOP The “Faces” of Black Conservatism Tell Us Everything—About the GOP

Republicans’ embrace of Kanye West and Herschel Walker says more about how the GOP thinks about Black people than it does about Black conservatism in America.

Dec 28, 2022 / Column / Elie Mystal

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This Supreme Court Case Is a Case Study in Conservative Hypocrisy This Supreme Court Case Is a Case Study in Conservative Hypocrisy

Just weeks after railing against race-conscious college admissions, the justices entertained a bogus race-based argument aimed at undermining Native sovereignty.

Nov 29, 2022 / Column / Elie Mystal

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