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HOW TO FIX THE SUPREME COURT: WEAKEN IT

The confirmation of a Supreme Court justice never should matter as much as Brett Kavanaugh's did, and that's because the Supreme Court...

THE UNCERTAIN FATE OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION

“It remains an enduring challenge to our nation's education system to reconcile the pursuit of diversity with the constitutional promise...

 
 
 

HOW OBAMACARE BECAME A WINNING ISSUE

In 2009, when Barack Obama traveled to Bristol, Virginia, for a town hall to promote the Affordable Care Act, his motorcade passed...

WHY MAINSTREAM CONSERVATISM IS LOSING GROUND IN GERMANY

Before Angela Merkel decided to welcome more than a million asylum seekers to Germany in 2015, the German conservative coalition she...

 
 
 

NICOLAS CAGE IS ON FIRE

The unhinged face of Nicolas Cage is as much part of American film as the swoopy John Williams overture. Like Jack Nicholson and Willem...

Why the Left Needs Nancy Pelosi

WHY THE LEFT NEEDS NANCY PELOSI

At a San Francisco gala to raise money to fight climate change in September, Nancy Pelosi ran into Jane Goodall, the famed primatologist,...

 
 
 

THE POWER STRUGGLES BEHIND KHASHOGGI'S DISAPPEARANCE

In 1978, Lebanese Shia cleric Musa al-Sadr disappeared on a trip to Libya. Forty years later, his fate remains a mystery. He is widely...

The Office at the End of the World

THE OFFICE AT THE END OF THE WORLD

Ling Ma's debut novel Severance begins with the cryptic sentence “After the End came the Beginning.” The End here refers, naturally,...

 
 
 
American Democracy Is on the Ballot in November

AMERICAN DEMOCRACY IS ON THE BALLOT IN NOVEMBER

There's a cynical old saying-often falsely attributed to Mark Twain-that if voting changed anything, it would be illegal. Over the...

IN 22 JULY, PAUL GREENGRASS MISSES THE BIGGER PICTURE

The British director Paul Greengrass has made dramatizations of real-life events, especially blood-spattered disasters, the mainstay...

 
 
 

THE ABORTION CASE LIKELY HEADED FOR THE SUPREME COURT

From the moment President Donald Trump tapped Brett Kavanaugh to replace Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court in early July, until...

In Maniac , the Human Mind Is the Only Real Place

IN MANIAC , THE HUMAN MIND IS THE ONLY REAL PLACE

The setting is a pharmaceutical trial of a psychiatric medication. The trial room is like the inside of a spaceship from the 1970s....

 
 
 
How One Inuit Community Won Against Big Oil

HOW ONE INUIT COMMUNITY WON AGAINST BIG OIL

In April 2018, the Trump administration announced Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge was open for business. By June, two Alaska...

WHO SAYS SUPREME COURT JUSTICES GET LIFETIME TENURE?

A good deal of the uproar over the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court stems from the expectation that he will remain...

 
 
 

THE GOOD PLACE COMES DOWN TO EARTH

The Good Place is a show set in a special new corner of hell. The person in charge, an insubordinate demon named Michael , is undergoing...

THE CONSERVATIVE RESISTANCE INSIDE THE VATICAN

In August, in a letter published in the National Catholic Register, Italian Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò blamed the Roman Catholic...

 
 
 

WHY REPUBLICAN WOMEN DEFEND BRETT KAVANAUGH

“Elect women” became the de facto rallying cry for those opposed to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after he was accused of sexual...

WE'RE STILL LIVING IN THE BOYS' CULTURE OF KAVANAUGH'S YOUTH

“What's your body count?” This question might make a certain sense on the battlefield-certainly more sense than asking, “How many people...

 
 
 

THE KAVANAUGH DEBATE IS DIVIDING NEVER TRUMP CONSERVATIVES

It has become clear over the past week that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's angry and partisan testimony before the Senate...

THIS IS NOT THE LAST KAVANAUGH REPORT

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley summed up the FBI's reopened background investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in a single...

 
 
 



Bradley's grand slam helps Red Sox beat Astros 8-2 in ALCS

Bradley's grand slam helps Red Sox beat Astros 8-2 in ALCS

The Boston Red Sox take a 2-1 lead in the AL Championship Series against the Houston Astros. Read more ...

Tony Kemp's catch becomes debate topic in Astros-Red Sox ALCS Game 3

Tony Kemp's catch becomes debate topic in Astros-Red Sox ALCS Game 3

The Houston outfielder used his entire 5-6 frame to pull down a drive by Boston's Steve Pearce. Did Kemp get help from the scoreboard behind him? Well. . . Read more ...

Nevada brothel owner running for state Legislature found dead

Nevada brothel owner running for state Legislature found dead

Nevada authorities say Dennis Hof, a legal pimp who fashioned himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate for state Legislature, has died. He was 72. Read more ...

Student may have passed out cookies made of grandparent's ashes, police say

Student may have passed out cookies made of grandparent's ashes, police say

Police are investigating reports that two students baked cookies containing one of their grandfather's cremated remains and gave them to fellow students at school. Read more ...

Trump Criticizes Rush To Condemn Saudi Arabia Over Khashoggi

Trump Criticizes Rush To Condemn Saudi Arabia Over Khashoggi

“Here we go again with you're guilty until proven innocent," Trump said. Read more ...

Pippa Middleton gives birth to a baby boy

Pippa Middleton gives birth to a baby boy

Kate Middleton's sister, Pippa Middleton, has given birth to her first child with James Matthews. Read more ...

Ohio woman charged with using 3-year-old daughter to create child porn

Ohio woman charged with using 3-year-old daughter to create child porn

An Ohio woman has been arrested and returned to Pennsylvania to face charges she created pornographic images of her 3-year-old daughter. Read more ...

Anti-Nike Tweet Causes USA Gymnastics Interim Chief Mary Bono to Step Down...

Anti-Nike Tweet Causes USA Gymnastics Interim Chief Mary Bono to Step Down After 5 Days on the Job

The USA Gymnastics interim chief Mary Bono has stepped down following blowback to a month-old tweet in which she appeared to color in the Nike logo, a response to the sports... Read more ...

Meghan and Harry announced their pregnancy on a sensitive day

Meghan and Harry announced their pregnancy on a sensitive day

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are facing backlash after announcing their pregnancy on International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Read more ...

Bradley's slam helps Red Sox beat Astros 8-2 in ALCS

Bradley's slam helps Red Sox beat Astros 8-2 in ALCS

HOUSTON - Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a grand slam, Nathan Eovaldi hushed Houston a day after some social media trash talk and the Boston Red Sox beat the Astros 8-2 on Tuesday to... Read more ...