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  • Essie Mae Washington-Williams dies at 87; black daughter of segregationist Strom Thurmond

    Essie Mae Washington-Williams dies at 87; black daughter of segregationist Strom Thurmond
    A week before Christmas in 2003, a retired Los Angeles schoolteacher stood before a phalanx of news cameras and 250 reporters in a South Carolina ballroom and declared, "I am Essie Mae Washington-Williams, and at last I am completely free." After more...
  • The left, the right, the arts and dogs in lively 'Chesapeake'

    The left, the right, the arts and dogs  in lively 'Chesapeake'
    At the height of the so-called culture wars of 20 years past — when the late Senators Strom Thurmond and Jesse Helms were raging against the "obscene" solo artists funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and performers like Tim Miller and...
  • Reel Critics: J. Edgar misses the forest for the trees

    Few figures in America ever hold serious political power for half a century. Senators Strom Thurmond and Robert Byrd, as well as Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, are among the few who did. But no one held as much power as J. Edgar Hoover did as...
  • Rand Paul's filibuster worked

    Rand Paul's filibuster worked
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul got a lot of attention Wednesday for mounting an honest-to-God filibuster of President Barack Obama's nominee for CIA director, John Brennan. The nation's political class marveled at his real-life Mr. Smith act, the funny stuff his...
  • John Phillips: Hey, Arnold Schwarzenegger, did you cheat on the people of California too?

     
    Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez may have known about Arnold Schwarzenegger's love child? And was that information ever used?...
  • Term Limits

     
    I’m a term limits guy. I know the arguments against them: “We have term limits – they’re called elections!” “All that turnover would deprive us of legislative experience.” “With term limits and constant...
  • An end is in sight to the endless stories about endless debates

     
    Don’t stop me if you’ve heard this before. Because you probably have. There’s a move afoot in the U.S. Senate to reform the filibuster. But this time — No, really, wait! Don’t leave! — this time, it might actually...
  • Great moments in homina homina homina!

     
    Attorney Charles J. Cooper offers a lame, confused response in the Supreme Court today to the question of, if procreation is to integral to marriage, why do we let prisoners and the elderly marry? JUSTICE BREYER: What precisely is the......
  • Danation: Reiding in the Negro Dialect

    Ah, the latest outrage. These little chest-thumping, hand-wringing moments seem to occur on an almost weekly basis in the political world, with each new one replacing the one that came the week before. This week, it’s alleged racist Democratic...
  • Ted Kennedy's milestones and missteps

    Ted Kennedy's milestones and missteps
    For once, the extravagant elegies for a departed public figure are appropriate. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, in President Obama's words, was "the greatest United States senator of our time," at least for those who shared his passion for an activist federal...
  • Kennedy diagnosed with brain tumor

     
    by Matthew Hay Brown Sen. Edward M. Kennedy has been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor after suffering a seizure over the weekend, according to doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital. His prognosis remains unknown, pending further tests. The...