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To achieve racial justice, America’s broken democracy must be fixed

Monday  18:16,   21 september 2020

Why 30 Black- and brown-led organizations are coming together to demand bold democracy reform.But Mitchell’s sense of the problem has changed over the years. He used to think if he could just mobilize enough support and change enough minds, that... >>>

Christian conservatives like me should not let abortion and socialism scare us off Biden

Monday  17:26,   21 september 2020

What has Biden ever said or done to indicate he is a socialist? And on abortion, we're stuck in the 1990s. Our Supreme Court power play is not a winner.Ruth Bader Ginsburg reflects on being 'notorious' in first appearance since cancer... >>>

The Fight Against Words That Sound Like, but Are Not, Slurs

Monday  16:46,   21 september 2020

Colleges are torn apart when faculty are punished and publicly vilified for accidentally giving offense.Then angry faculty and alumni began confirming the story: During a Zoom class on August 20, Greg Patton, a 53-year-old professor, told students... >>>

A Dangerous Moment for the Court

Monday  14:16,   21 september 2020

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A Prudent Internationalist for Ambassador to Afghanistan

Monday  14:16,   21 september 2020

William Ruger, a proponent of restraint in American foreign policy, would skillfully use diplomacy to protect America’s interests.Ruger is among the leading proponents of restraint in American foreign policy. Restraint is not isolationism, as it is... >>>

Don’t Make the Election About the Court

Sunday  21:00,   20 september 2020

Fixating on the open Supreme Court seat will provoke a culture war.Why? Fixating on the Court organizes the electorate along two fronts of a culture war, and forces people to make stark ideological choices. Instead of focusing voters on the... >>>

Ginsburg’s Example Shows Us How To Save Our Democracy

Sunday  18:11,   20 september 2020

No matter the obstacle, RBG’s steadfast optimism and commitment to principle saw her through. We can and must follow her lead.With Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell already talking about confirming RBG’s successor, despite his refusal to... >>>

In Ginsburg death, nation loses a titan of the law, trailblazer for women's rights

Saturday  18:20,   19 september 2020

Our View: McConnell's bid to ram through a successor smacks of cynicism and hypocrisy.Courageous, brilliant and a cultural icon in her ninth decade, the nation's second female Supreme Court justice was a singular figure. Like the late Thurgood... >>>

Systemic Racism? Make Them Prove It.

Saturday  14:05,   19 september 2020

Progressives say racism is everywhere in the criminal-justice system, but they don’t provide many specifics.In their offhand rhetoric — insouciant, because they know their bien pensant allies in politics and media will never call them on it — legal... >>>

The U.S. Is on the Path to Destruction

Saturday  13:41,   19 september 2020

Climate change is killing Americans and destroying the country’s physical infrastructure.I thought about those numbers a lot last week, as I tried to stop my toddler from playing in ash, tried to calm down my dogs as they paced and panted in... >>>

What Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death means for the Supreme Court’s Obamacare case

Saturday  12:35,   19 september 2020

Is Obamacare doomed without Ruth Bader Ginsburg? Not quite.Ginsburg, who was appointed to the Court by President Bill Clinton in 1993 and served until her death on Friday, voted to uphold the law in 2012. Along with the three other liberal justices... >>>

Why Mitch McConnell Will Try to Fill RBG’s Court Seat

Saturday  12:21,   19 september 2020

After RBG’s death, the Senate majority leader will do everything he can to push the balance of the court to the right. Odds are in his favor.Ben: Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died. Tremendous legacy aside, her death obviously has momentous political and... >>>

The Ruth Bader Ginsburg Fandom Was Never Frivolous

Saturday  11:45,   19 september 2020

The kitschy celebrations of the justice have always insisted, in their way, that the personal is judicial.Justices of the Supreme Court have traditionally existed above the fray. They wear body-obscuring black robes, stay stoic at the State of the... >>>

Justice Ginsburg died believing that Trump is an “aberration.” Her death ensures that he won’t be.

Saturday  03:26,   19 september 2020

Ginsburg’s death places her entire legacy in dangerAnd yet her death means that the age of Trump will almost certainly be our new normal. With Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, the power to shape our Constitution was split between four liberals, four... >>>

How we stop systemic racism from killing Black mothers

Saturday  03:02,   19 september 2020

Police brutality isn't just damaging black men. Confronting it and other forms of systemic racism are worsening maternal healthAfter having multiple heart attacks (the first came shortly after childbirth), she experienced one of the hundreds of... >>>