Opinion

Justice Scalia and the Dybbuk

It seems that, for second time since I can remember, a federal justice has been possessed by a dybbuk, an evil spirit in Jewish mythology.

Libya and the law of unintended consequences

Coming to grips with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) intervention in the Libyan civil war is a little like wresting a grizzly bear: big, hairy, and likely to make you pretty uncomfortable no matter where you grab a hold of it.

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Leonard Weinglass, defender of civil rights, dies

All lovers of human and civil rights were saddened last week to hear of the passing of the outstanding attorney Leonard Weinglass,  who succumbed to pancreatic cancer on March 23.

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Death penalty, shot through with racism, cannot be fixed

Justice John Paul Stevens say capital punishment is "shot through with racism, skewed toward conviction, infected with politics and tinged with hysteria." It's  past time to end the practice.

A lot at stake for immigrant rights on Nov. 2

The Republican Party is spouting vile hatred for immigrants, especially those who have dark skin but don't have papers. The punditry would have us believe that supporting rights for immigrants is "political suicide" in this election year.

Tea party disorients GOP in Delaware

The upset victory of tea party-backed Christine O'Donnell over GOP establishment candidate Mike Castle in Delaware shows significant fault lines in the Republican coalition.

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