07/03/2015 - 3:09pm

    Judge A. Joseph Antanavage, with shotgun in hand, stood before a modified Confederate battle flag, and looked as if he had planned to defend whatever it is that the Confederate flag stands for.

    But, this wasn’t in the South. This was at a...

07/03/2015 - 2:53pm

    It is impossible to know whether the Charleston tragedy will someday be seen as a turning point in the nation's long, difficult struggle with race. But we can hope.

    At Friday's funeral...

07/03/2015 - 2:46pm

    How will the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage alter the way Americans feel about the country, and how we feel about ourselves?

    I can’t speak for everyone. But I can speak...

07/03/2015 - 2:46pm

    On one point the four dissenting justices in the gay marriage case are quite right: Justice Anthony Kennedy's majority opinion shows how deeply the politics of identity have penetrated American culture and, now, jurisprudence.

07/03/2015 - 2:45pm

    It feels like the blink of an eye. At the turn of this young century, states were still free to prosecute gay couples for being intimate; as of Friday, states are required to offer them marriage licenses.


07/03/2015 - 2:44pm

    In one of the little acts of subversion that creeps into “The Simpsons” every now and then, a helicopter from Fox News was shown in 2010 with a logo, “Not Racist, But #1 With Racists.”


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