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  • 5774 Year in review

    5774 Year in review
    September 2013: The United States and Russia reach a deal to rid Syria of its arsenal of chemical weapons, promoting Jewish groups to suspend their efforts lobbying for U.S. strikes against Damascus. Rabbi Philip Berg, founder of the Kabbalah Centre...
  • Arena Stage premieres Civil War-related monologues with help from Justice Ginsburg

    Arena Stage premieres Civil War-related monologues with help from Justice Ginsburg
    Now that the bicentennial observances of the Battle of Baltimore and penning of "The Star-Spangled Banner" are over, it's worth getting back to the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. There is certainly plenty left to learn about that wrenching chapter...
  • How to diversify the Ivy League club that is the Supreme Court

    How to diversify the Ivy League club that is the Supreme Court
    Easy for them to say, since they’re already on the Supreme Court, but three justices agreed the other day that the court isn’t diverse enough. In a forum at their alma mater, Yale Law School, Clarence Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor and Samuel A....
  • Today's voting freakout: noncitizens are coming to steal your election

    With only a few days left before election day, pretexts for panic over the sanctity of the ballot box are dwindling down to a precious few. Two political scientists from Virginia's Old Dominion University have done their part, with an article on the...
  • Carol Burnett is working on a book about her TV show

    Carol Burnett is working on a book about her TV show
    Comedian Carol Burnett is working on a book about her television show, she told Rosie O'Donnell before an audience at the 92nd Street Y in New York. The Wall Street Journal reports that Burnett "is writing liner notes about various sketches she...
  • Another judge stands up for the people with a blistering dissent

    Another judge stands up for the people with a blistering dissent
    Judicial dissents often make for the most important, interesting and entertaining reading in major cases. Now comes Judge Martha Craig Daughtrey of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, bidding to take her place next to great dissenters Supreme Court...
  • Obama unlikely to alter Supreme Court ideology with Republican Senate

    Obama unlikely to alter Supreme Court ideology with Republican Senate
    The window for President Obama to add another liberal justice to the Supreme Court probably closed last week when Republicans took control of the Senate. Over the last 10 years, the Senate's vote on high court nominees has increasingly followed party...
  • 'Arguendo' puts a deft, audacious spin on a Supreme Court argument

    'Arguendo' puts a deft, audacious spin on a Supreme Court argument
    It seems safe to say that when the U.S. Supreme Court heard Barnes v. Glen Theatre in 1991, it couldn't have foreseen the rampant hilarity, intellectual heft and kinetic amazement of "Arguendo," now at REDCAT through Sunday. By applying the same...
  • Messing with voting rights in Texas

    Messing with voting rights in Texas
    If there was evidence that voter fraud was prevalent — or even a serious possibility — then perhaps the Supreme Court's ruling early Saturday allowing Texas to impose one of the strictest voter photo identification laws in the country would...
  • Shame on Texas and the U.S. Supreme Court

    Shame on Texas and the U.S. Supreme Court
    In allowing Texas' voter identification law to go into effect, at least for the November election, the U.S. Supreme Court last week showed the nation precisely what it meant in 2013 when its conservatives struck down the heart of the Voting Rights Act...
  • GOP seeks to suppress votes with ID laws

    GOP seeks to suppress votes with ID laws
    I agree with former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. that voting is "our most sacred constitutional right" ("Middle class value claims are a joke," Oct. 19). "The removal of ineligible names (mostly the deceased) disenfranchises nobody," Mr. Ehrlich wrote. No...