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  • Paul Greenberg: Opportunity knocks -- again

    Once more it's back to the drawing board for Obamacare -- or maybe just the ouija board that the Supreme Court of the United States has been using to determine its fate. With this court, you never know. Yes, it has a thinker or two who may go to the crux of a case (Mr. Justice Alito comes to mind), but in the main it is mediocrity times nine. And an ever shifting mediocrity at that, depending on where Mr. Justice Anthony Kennedy's seesawing stops that day.
  • Taking the law into his own hands

    "If at my convenience I might break them (laws), what would be their worth?" -- Charlotte Bronte, "Jane Eyre" We've come a long way since Justice Charles Evans Hughes remarked a century ago, "...the Constitution is what the judges say it is." Or have we?...

    A question for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan

     
    "Good morning, Solicitor General Kagan. Before we begin this hearing's inquiry into your substantive judicial views, I'd like to begin with another important question. It's about the genuine power of meaningful symbolism. "Eight days ago, the front...

    Presidential pillows: Famous hotels where U.S. chief executives have bedded down

    Presidential pillows: Famous hotels where U.S. chief executives have bedded down
    Warren Harding died here" doesn't quite have the tourist draw of "Washington slept here," but for the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, the distinction of being the only hotel where a president of the United States drew his last breath is enough to put it...

    A handshake can make all the difference [Letter]

    A handshake can make all the difference [Letter]
    After reading Richard Cross' informative article, "Extending a handshake" (March 12), I remembered "the forgotten handshake" of 1916 described by historian Thomas A. Bailey ("The American Pageant"). According to Professor Bailey, Republican presidential...