Does the religion of the justices in any way matter to the business of the Supreme Court? During Sotomayor's confirmation hearings, her faith was largely backgrounded, as if being Latina matters but being Catholic doesn't.
If it has the phrase 'Wise Latina Woman' on it, it's selling like hotcakes. Bumper stickers, note cards, women's undies, dog jerseys -- and for the men, a 'My wife is a Wise Latina' shirt.
To paraphrase Bill Clinton, "It's the simplicity, stupid!" One reason why extremist Republicans have way more clout than their numbers deserve is tha...
Discussions of race are not merely a distraction from more important matters; they are essential to understanding political mobilization around many of the significant policy issues facing us today.
Having just accepted the best golf player in the world is an African American, now the winner of one of the four "Majors" tournaments is Korean, which will drive the Lou Dobbs division of the wing nut association crazy.
I'm not a fan of pandering for pandering's sake, but someone addressing you with words they're unfamiliar and maybe a little uncomfortable with shows not only respect, but warmth.
The "Manchurian Candidate" fantasy is alive and well in Republican ranks. And is it a long-term problem that they are largely opposed to the first black president and first brown Supreme Court justice?...You bet.
The balance of the Court didn't shift with the new appointment, but I'm certain that the new Justice's life experience, outstanding scholarship, and hard work will have a powerful impact on the Court for the rest of my lifetime.
Mr. Graham is truly a rare politician: someone who can maintain his conservative principles but still reach across the aisle to find common ground, even, at times, with liberals like me.
The Right never expressed disapproval over rulings by Scalia and other conservatives who concur with Sotomayor, underscoring how disingenuous attacks by the NRA and its allies have been.
Given the alignment of stars in Sotomayor's strive for the Supremes, her sterling resume made confirmation all but inevitable.
Too often, those of us who have benefited from affirmative action forget how and when to give back.
Perhaps it will be a cold day in hell before a genuine Native American ever reaches the rarified air of the U. S. Supreme Court.
This week, Paula Abdul's Idol journey ended, Sonia Sotomayor's SCOTUS journey officially began, Michael Jackson moved closer to posthumously setting a new record for most autopsies, and Bill Clinton added another line to his resume: superstar envoy. In the battle for the most cringe-inducing quote of the week, Ryan O'Neal staked his claim to the title with his admission that he hit on his daughter, Tatum, at ex-wife Farrah Fawcett's funeral, while George Bush scored major points with his 2003 assertion, newly revealed by French President Jacques Chirac, that he wanted to invade Iraq to thwart Gog and Magog, the Bible's satanic agents of the Apocalypse. Filled with libidinous fervor, O'Neal wanted to bed his kid. Filled with religious fervor, Bush ended up screwing us all.
Martínez's move can been seen as another accomplished person of color flipping a metaphorical middle finger at all the Republicans have devolved into: The party of the "angry white voter."