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21 Political Figures You Thought Were Dead -- But Aren't

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

Some of these political figures have served their countries longer than you’ve been alive. Some are nearly 100 years old. Some have even been pronou...

Constitution Check: Is Affirmative Action in College Admissions Doomed?

Lyle Denniston | Posted 04.24.2012 | College
Lyle Denniston

It will be months, maybe not until next year, before the nation will know whether the foreboding of Columbia University's President Lee Bollinger about the fate of affirmative action in college admissions is well founded.

What Would Dr. King Say?

Todd Brewster | Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics
Todd Brewster

Of course, the question that many Texas legislators have is, why can't the federal government just let Texas be Texas? Why must it "parent" their state on decisions like these when it doesn't do the same to Vermont or New Jersey?

Retiring Justice Stevens Writing Book On 5 Chief Justices

WSJ | Ashby Jones | Posted 06.29.2011 | Books

Retirement (or at least the retirement we plan for ourselves someday: a total and complete devotion to cheap gin, expensive chorizo, bad golf, daytime...

Now We're Supposed to Fret that She's Not a Mother?

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bella DePaulo

Are you persuaded that Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is not gay, and that it should never have mattered anyway? Good, because now we can move on to her next supposed shortcoming.