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  • Book review: 'Inherently Unequal' by Lawrence Goldstone

    Book review: 'Inherently Unequal' by Lawrence Goldstone
    Inherently Unequal The Betrayal of Equal Rights by the Supreme Court, 1865-1903 Lawrence Goldstone Walker & Co.: 242 pp., $26 In the years immediately following the Civil War, America appeared to possess the will and the means to end racial...
  • Is Obama launching a new fall attack on Fox News?

    Is Obama launching a new fall attack on Fox News?
    From the Z on TV blog: Last year at this time, President Obama and his top White House advisers were about to launch a disastrous campaign against Fox News. I say disastrous because the acting communications director, Anita Dunn, who sounded the call to...
  • Should the crosses at Camp Pendleton come down? [Most commented]

     
    The crosses at Camp Pendleton erected to memorialize fallen Marines are a sensitive issue. On the one hand, the religious symbols are a way to honor people who scarified their lives for our country. On the other, there's the constitutional......
  • Fighting mosques in the name of freedom

    Fighting mosques in the name of freedom
    Last year, a Muslim congregation in Murfreesboro, Tenn., a pleasant college town of about 110,000 people southeast of Nashville, decided that the time had come to build a proper mosque. For 20 years or more, the town's roughly 250 Muslim families had met...
  • MTA administrator disavows curbs on photography

    Two photographers who were detained by Maryland Transit Administration police this year and told they were forbidden to take pictures of MTA facilities expressed relief Wednesday after the head of the agency flatly repudiated the officers' actions....
  • Libya: It's the Constitution, stupid

    Libya: It's the Constitution, stupid
    There's a debate swirling in the country right now about the War Powers Act in relation to the war/non-war/"squirmish" in Libya.  The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to cut funding for the Libyan war unless President Barack Obama seeks...
  • What's at stake in the debt-limit talks: a primer

    What's at stake in the debt-limit talks: a primer
    Answering questions about the debt-ceiling talks and what could happen if both sides fail to reach an agreement: What is the federal debt ceiling? In 1917, as the U.S. entered World War I, Congress authorized the Treasury to issue long-term bonds to...
  • When layoffs come to L.A. schools, performance doesn't count

    When layoffs come to L.A. schools, performance doesn't count
    John H. Liechty Middle School opened in 2007 in Los Angeles' impoverished Westlake neighborhood with a seasoned principal, dozens of energetic young teachers and a mission to "reinvent education" in the nation's second-largest school district. The...
  • Anwar Awlaki killing: Celebrate or impeach the president? [Most commented]

     
    Anwar Awlaki's killing presents thorny legal issues, including the limits of presidential power. Does the president have the right to act as judge, jury and executioner in a war with no defined battlefield? The board took on these issues in......
  • Hank Williams Jr. slams ESPN and Disney: 'Mickey is a mean mouse'

     
    Hank Williams Jr. slams ESPN, "Monday Night Football" and the Walt Disney Company: "Mickey is a mean mouse."...
  • Columnist vs. columnist

     
    Liberal Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne on Sunday took on/took down a column published last week by his conservative colleague George Will on the famous Elizabeth Warren video. This is unusual. There's an unspoken rule of collegiality that tends to....