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  • Veronique de Rugy: Big business cronies rally to protect Export-Import Bank

    The Export-Import Bank of the United States -- informally known as the “Ex-Im Bank,” but irreverently referred to as “Boeing's Bank” behind closed doors -- is hosting a ritzy conference for power players in Washington this week. It's another exercise in willful deception. Bank...

  • Why Elizabeth Warren should run for president

    As she talks to the press, Warren is repeating previous statements that she will not run for president in 2016. But her denials aren't really denials, and her party's unique presidential circumstances give Warren plenty of room to run.

  • Expanding Medicaid will become harder for GOP governors after 2016

    A big part of the pitch for states to participate in the Medicaid expansion through President Obama's health care law is rooted in the fallacy that it represents “free” money from Washington. Republican governors who have fought conservatives to expand Medicaid in their states have relied...

  • A supreme need for educational diversity

    In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court ended legal segregation in public schools with a unanimous 9-0 decision in Brown v. Board of Education. While the ruling paved the way for future integration of American society, the court itself was far from integrated. The decision was reached by nine white men....

  • President Obama's income inequality scam

    One of the many ironies surrounding President Obama is that for all his harping on income inequality -- his most recent obsession designed to stir Americans against one another -- his policies have exacerbated it.

  • What affirmative action hides

    Sonia Sotomayor is a wonderful role model. Truly. Through hard work, brains and rare self-discipline at an early age, she was able to overcome poverty and family dysfunction to become what she is today.

  • The press never calls over role in 'vast right-wing conspiracy'

    My telephone is not ringing off the hook. No intriguing or inquiring emails have arrived on my computer. Yet, on Friday, a document drop from the Clinton Library revealed that years ago, in the 1990s, I was at the very heart of the "vast right-wing conspiracy." Now here we are almost a week...

  • High court stops short of ending racial quotas and preferences

    Schuette v. BAMN shouldn't have been a hard case. The Fourteenth Amendment outlaws racial discrimination. Racial quotas and preferences are, by definition, racial discrimination. Fifty-eight percent of Michigan voters in 2006 voted to prohibit racial quotas and preferences in admission to...

  • Dishonesty won't help moderates win over Republican voters

    Former Rep. Steve LaTourette, R-Ohio, made quite a splash in November when he promised to raise and spend $8 million through his Defending Main Street PAC to fight off Tea Party candidates in Republican primaries. In the view of many traditional Republican interests, the rise of the Tea Party...

  • Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, RIP: The triple murderer who fooled Hollywood

    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter has died. Sympathetic obituaries say things like "wrongfully convicted" or "exonerated." But the black middleweight-title-contending boxer was neither. Carter, in 1966, murdered three people. But Hollywood later made a movie, "The Hurricane," in which Denzel Washington...

  • Democracy, the Supreme Court and affirmative action

    The question of racial preferences in university admissions has bedeviled the nation for decades. In 2003, the Supreme Court finally issued a verdict that gave something to either side of the debate.

  • What Republicans need most of all for 2016: Competence

    We knew very little about Barack Obama when he ran for president because he'd accomplished nothing of importance before he did. We knew he voted "present" when faced with controversy, had served as a law school professor, and had been a “community organizer” in Chicago, though, what such a...

  • John Paul Stevens' 'Six Amendments' shows why elections matter

    Honestly, unless you are a big government liberal, how many people think the federal government should have more power than it already exercises over its citizens?

  • Valuing the freedom to make our own privacy tradeoffs

    Scarlett Johansson left nude photos of herself on her computer. A hacker grabbed them and sent them to gossip websites. A Pennsylvania high school issued laptop computers to students and then remotely activated the laptops' cameras to watch the students when they were away from school. On my...

  • In richest U.S. county, 31 percent work for government

    Those who live in this nation's richest county and those who live its poorest have an important thing in common: a disproportionate dependence on government.



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