The Supreme Court Is Trying to Kill Us

The Supreme Court begins its fall term today, and it’s already shaping up to be a doozy. Its docket includes public employee unions, affirmative action, the death penalty, and—oh, hell, why not?— probably abortion and birth control, too. While all of these are politically contentious issues with the potential to shape… »10/05/15 11:37amMonday 11:37am

Conservatives Call Justice Sotomayor 'Illiterate' and 'Emotional'

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor disagreed so strongly with the Court's affirmative action-blasting decision yesterday that she broke from standard procedure and read a large portion of her dissent (which I'm legally required to refer to as "scathing") from the bench. Conservatives responded to her response by… »4/23/14 5:00pm4/23/14 5:00pm

White People Hate Affirmative Action Unless They Benefit From It

Picture this: you're at an outdoor barbecue with all of your favorite white people and the subject of race as a factor in college admissions comes up, because you've been drinking in the sun for hours you're too drunk to realize that this is a bad idea. So you're talking, you and these white people, and they're… »8/13/13 4:20pm8/13/13 4:20pm

Baby, Let's Be Real For A Sec. When It's Just Us, It's Awesome. But It's Never Gonna Be Just Us.

Sorry, but hell no. The truth hurts sometimes, but the truth is that Hillary Clinton cannot be Obama's VP. It's not you Hill, it's your entourage. It may not, like certain other vice presidential cliques, involve, say, Armitage, or Rumsfeld or Wolfowitz or Doug Feith or whomever, but Congress should probably pass some… »6/05/08 10:00am6/05/08 10:00am