The majority that wants gun control should start using Justice Scalia's own ruling to demonstrate that being conservative does not mean rejecting any and all gun control.
In a number of recent incidents across the country, black students have expressed how they continue to experience hostility because of their skin color. These students have spoken of their feelings of isolation and disempowerment.
In a country awash with fear and faced with legitimate security threats, there are no guarantees that the basic civil liberties we take for granted will emerge unscathed. Korematsu stands both as an example of that possibility, and a warning that it could happen again.
How can we even talk about reducing (and slowly eliminating) affirmative action when such obvious challenges are present at our universities and colleges, and in other areas of society? We must not turn back the clock.
Education is the primary mechanism for upward mobility in the United States and practices to promote greater access and equity must be enshrined in policy that is protected by law.
Slander-fueled violence is no mere tragedy. It is murder designed to instill terror. That is why we must resist any temptation to sit back and wait for the fanatics to defeat themselves.
The question being asked by Gov. John Hickenlooper is, are shootings, like Friday's massacre in Colorado Springs, caused by "inflamatory rhetoric" of some anti-abortion crusaders?
Unless five justices on the Supreme Court are ready to stand up and argue the U.S. Chamber should have to give free lunch to any Fortune 500 "free rider" that wants it, they should dismiss the Friedrichs case for what it is: nonsense. Case closed.
Life is passionately defended only if the subject of concern is fetal life. "Right-to-life" politicians are often vehement supporters of the death penalty, seemingly oblivious to the obvious internal inconsistency in their attitudes to the beginning and the ending of life.
Acknowledging the history of the oppression of Native Americans is not justice. Ending the oppression of Native Americans is justice. This Thanksgiving, we need people to do more than give a symbolic nod to the history of Native peoples. We need people to act.
"My name is Tim Neville, and I'm the pro-Life candidate running for the nomination to take on and defeat Democrat Michael Bennet in November 2016." That's how Neville, who's considered the frontrunner in the Republican U.S. Senate primary, describes himself in a recent fundraising email.
Should we be talking about how to respect the rights of employers who are religiously affiliated? Yes. But the women who work for them aren't legal fictions; the realities of their lives must be part of the conversation.
Unions are one of the few groups advocating for the interest of working people. If we make it harder for unions to do their job, working people will lose a major ally in the fight to build an economy that works for everyone, not just the richest 1 percent.
Congress has taken numerous stabs at retreating from the premise that the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II was constitutional. However, the Supreme Court case that justified it, Korematsu v. United States, has never been overruled.
By Sulma Arias Friday marks one year since President Obama signed an executive order that would allow youngsters who came to the U.S. as children a...
The very cases that Scalia invokes disclose the need for an independent judiciary to serve as a final check against abuses of government power. If that check is to be effective, the highest court in the nation must have the authority Scalia would deny it.