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  • December 23, 2002

    Tap Roots

    It's a shame that Savion Glover is trying so hard to hide from the world, because he's the greatest tap dancer who ever breathed.

    Diane Rafferty

  • December 23, 2002

    A Sorry Lott

    Trent Lott has grudgingly relinquished his grip on the Senate majority leader post, but that doesn't mean that the Republican Party has purged "the spirit of Jefferson Davis" that Lott famously

    The Editors

  • December 23, 2002

    Blind Sweeps Return

    They say history repeats itself. But usually not quite so quickly.

    David Cole

  • December 23, 2002

    Innocent Abroad

    I went to a reception the other night to celebrate the efforts of a group called the Innocence Project, which provides legal assistance to prisoners for whom the technology of DNA testing may n

    Joyce Maynard

  • December 12, 2002

    Lott Should Resign

    Among the obscenities accumulating in the political atmosphere, the most disgusting may be Trent Lott.

    The Editors


  • December 12, 2002

    Reasons for Doubt

    When I was in college, I joined a court-watching project in Roxbury, Massachusetts. We observed criminal trials, then interviewed judges, lawyers and witnesses.

    Patricia J. Williams

  • December 5, 2002

    Censorship 101

    Annals of Higher Education: If recent events at Stanford and Harvard are any indication, the past decade's earnest debates over "political correctness" are over, replaced by roughshod policing

    Bruce Shapiro

  • December 3, 2002

    Legal Victory for Airport Screeners

    A federal judge hands nine workers an unexpected victory in their battle against a law requiring citizenship for all airport screeners.

    Michael Flaherty

  • November 26, 2002

    Blacks and the Democratic Party

    Voters felt devalued and heard no message, so many of them stayed home.

    Ron Walters

  • November 26, 2002

    Rethinking the Movement

    As any casual observer of mega-bookstore shelves knows, the history of the modern civil rights movement is a well-studied field.

    Eric Arnesen