| May 5, 2014
| 10:00 PM
According to the Tribune, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas thinks “the First Amendment does not forbid cities and states from establishing an official religion,” (“High court OKs prayer at public meetings, News, May 6). ...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Good for Sonia Sotomayor.
She called out her U.S. Supreme Court peers for their dismissive attitudes toward our nation's troubling racial history and their wishful thinking on how far we have come in such matters.
"The way to stop discrimination on...
| Mar 20, 2014
Re "Anita Hill's still standing," Column, March 17
There's something puzzling about almost every Anita Hill story that I've read over the years.
The fact that there were a few other women ready to testify at the hearings who were not called never gets...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 1:22 PM
The historic Patio Theater in Portage Park has been in Demetri Kouvalis' family since 1987. His father ran the movie theater until 2001, when the air conditioning broke.
The repairs were more than the family could afford, and the theater, built in 1927,...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 4:20 PM
If the name Anita Hill means anything at all to you, you won't need any encouragement to see a compelling documentary featuring this usually private woman talking with exceptional candor and insight about the events that made her an instant national...
| Mar 21, 2014
Re "Still fighting over Anita Hill," Letters, March 20
One letter writer wonders how columnist Robin Abcarian "knew" Anita Hill's testimony in the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was true. I imagine it was the same...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 3:23 PM
When a federal district judge in Michigan ruled recently that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage violated the Constitution, the New York Times noted that the judge, Bernard A. Friedman, had been appointed by President Reagan. That detail wasn&...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 4:20 AM
An excerpt from Chapter 10 of Guardian of the Republic
I always knew it would have to be a black president who was approved by the elites and the media, because anybody that they didn’t agree with, they would take apart.
| Apr 2, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Money won. Doesn’t it always?
It was not a big surprise that the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision today striking down certain limits on federal campaign contributions was divided along partisan lines.
Conservative justices sided with the...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 9:20 AM
WASHINGTON — The wealthiest 1% of Americans will likely play an even larger role in elections following the Supreme Court decision Wednesday that freed rich donors to give as much as $3.5 million per election to the array of candidates running for...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 1:44 PM
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg should retire from the Supreme Court after the completion of the current term in June. She turned 81 on Saturday and by all accounts she is healthy and physically and mentally able to continue. But only by resigning this summer...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 7:00 AM
WASHINGTON — The first time I talked to Anita Hill, she was teaching commercial law in Oklahoma, living in obscurity in the state where she grew up on an isolated farm with 12 siblings.
For roughly a week in 1991, I pressed her to tell me what she...