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  • James Cahill dies at 87; scholar of Chinese art

    James Cahill dies at 87; scholar of Chinese art
    James Cahill, an art historian and curator who played an influential role in expanding the study and teaching of Chinese painting in the West before and after the opening up of U.S.-China relations in the early 1970s, died Feb. 14 at his home in Berkeley....
  • More evidence of a fatally flawed judicial system in Texas

    Can a piece of paper be a smoking gun? A decade ago, the state of Texas executed Cameron Todd Willingham after a trial in which an arson investigation and a jailhouse snitch named Johnny Webb seemed to prove Willingham had set a 1991 house fire, killing...
  • Supreme Court upholds Michigan ban on affirmative action

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court dealt another blow to affirmative action Tuesday, upholding the decision of Michigan voters — and by implication similar bans in California and six other states — to forbid the use of race as a factor in...
  • No time for cowards — let's talk about race, America

     No time for cowards — let's talk about race, America
    When it comes to race in America, the last thing I'd want is to be considered a coward. But then, it's so easy to be cowardly in America when it comes to race. It's not normal for people to take positions that can leave them vulnerable and make it...
  • Sonia Sotomayor gets it right in Michigan affirmative action dissent

    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s dissent from the high court’s 6-2 decision Tuesday to uphold Michigan’s voter-approved ban on affirmative action for public universities has been variously described as “blistering," “...
  • Democracy and affirmative action

    Democracy and affirmative action
    The question of racial preferences in university admissions has bedeviled the nation for decades. In 2003, the U.S. Supreme Court finally issued verdicts that gave something to either side of the debate. In a pair of cases involving the University of...
  • Tweeting a killer migraine in real time

    Tweeting a killer migraine in real time
    Not even the pain of a migraine headache keeps people from Twitter. (Just 67 characters.) Over the course of a week, students collected every tweet that mentioned the word migraine. Once they cleared out the ads, the retweets and the metaphorical uses...
  • Affirmative action isn't a constitutional issue

    Reading strongly held views about political morality into the U.S. Constitution is a powerful temptation on both sides of the political divide. That's one lesson of the heated debate between Supreme Court justices in this week's split decision to uphold a...
  • Debunking Affirmative Action Euphemism

    Anodyne euphemisms often indicate an uneasy conscience or a political anxiety. Or both, as when the 1976 Democratic platform chose "compensatory opportunity" as a way of blurring the fact that the party favored racial discrimination in the form of...
  • O'Beck headed to Michigan

    Newport Harbor High senior Christina O'Beck has committed to the University of Michigan for women's water polo, she said Friday. O'Beck was the leading scorer this past winter for the Sailors. The team's primary center, she had 66 goals, helping...
  • Supreme Court upholds Michigan ban on affirmative action

    WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s ban on the use of racial affirmative action in its state universities Tuesday, ruling that voters are entitled to decide the issue. The 6-2 decision clears away constitutional challenges to...
  • Dr. Maynard Cohen, neurologist, 1920-2014

     Dr. Maynard Cohen, neurologist, 1920-2014
    Dr. Maynard Cohen spent 30 years in the Department of Neurological Sciences at what is now Rush University Medical Center, conducting research and treating patients while also teaching as a professor and through the American Academy of Neurology....