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07/21/2014 - 1:33am

    Before she was allowed to register and vote for the first time in Franklin County, North Carolina, Rosanell Eaton had to read the entire preamble to the U.S. Constitution out loud in front of three men in the county courthouse.

    Eaton is black. The three men testing her were white. The time was the early 1940s, when...

07/18/2014 - 1:03pm

    Despite the growing consensus that mass incarceration is not the way to cure all social ills, there seems to be a new trend toward prosecuting parents who fall short of prevailing ideals.

    You don't have to be a parent, as I am, to understand the good intentions...

07/14/2014 - 2:50am

    Sarah Palin has joined a rising drumbeat of Republicans who call for President Barack Obama's impeachment. Democrats can barely conceal their glee.

    It's hard to think of anything that would give a bigger boost to the Democrats' currently gloomy prospects...

07/10/2014 - 1:49am

    As thousands of unaccompanied Central American children stream across his state's southern border, Texas Gov. Rick Perry took a paranoid turn.

    In an interview Sunday on ABC's "This Week," Perry repeated sentiments that he expressed earlier on Fox...

06/23/2014 - 3:44pm

    Fear not for the future of free speech after the Washington Redskins' trademark fight. The legal dividend could be more free speech, not less.

    A lot of my fellow First Amendment advocates sound nervous about cancellation of the Washington pro football team's...

06/19/2014 - 1:12am

    Civil rights veterans plan to honor the 50th anniversary of Mississippi's Freedom Summer project by taking on an even bigger challenge: Turning the South's red states blue.

    Actually, they don't express it in terms that are quite that partisan. Whether the...

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