| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Political parties delight when there are rifts within their opponent's ranks. As a member of the tea party, I've been verbally attacked by everyone from President Barack Obama to the friends with whom I work. The Democrats rolled out an enormous...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 6:55 PM
The Baltimore-based NAACP and the pastor of a city mega-church were among those calling Sunday for a federal civil rights case against George Zimmerman after the Florida man was acquitted in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager.
| Jun 4, 2013
| 10:29 AM
It was 21 years ago last month that Harvard-educated attorney Robert Wilkins was traveling in a car pulled over for going 5 mph over the posted speed limit on Interstate 68 in Western Maryland. But rather than receive a ticket, the group, all African-...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 11:01 AM
In theory, the Supreme Court's evisceration of the Voting Rights Act sounds perfectly reasonable, even restrained. The majority opinion, written by Chief Justice John Roberts, does not eliminate the possibility that the government could require some...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Well, I sure got that one wrong.
Four years ago, on the eve of the last presidential election, I wrote in this space of how the country has spent much of the last three decades "re-litigating" the 1960s, arguing over the changes wrought in that decade....
| Feb 24, 2013
| 4:00 AM
"The first kick I took was when I hit the ground." -- Bruce Springsteen, "Born in the USA."
So now, Jonah has received a lesson in How Things Are. He is 19 months old.
Sitting on his mother's lap on a recent Delta Airlines flight on approach to...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 4:00 AM
There are many things to say about Brad Paisley's new song.
The country music giant is under fire for "Accidental Racist," about a Starbucks employee who objects to Mr. Paisley's Confederate battle flag shirt. The song, Mr. Paisley's attempt to...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 11:11 AM
The best that can be said for the Supreme Court's ruling on affirmative action in college admissions is that it did not immediately and totally ban the practice. But the decision to send a University of Texas at Austin case back to the appeals court...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 12:45 PM
The Sun has published several commentaries, including one by Leonard Pitts Jr. ("Wrong about racism," March 3), discussing Justice Antonin Scalia's recent remark during oral arguments about the Voting Rights Act being a "racial entitlement." None squarely...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 9:17 AM
The U.S. Supreme Court takes up the issue of racial preference in college admissions on Wednesday, and that ought to be a concern for those who believe such policies have provided countless opportunities for minorities — and enriched the educational...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Affirmative action in higher education raises difficult questions of access and fairness. Opponents argue that it discriminates against whites and certain other groups, while proponents emphasize that it increases opportunities for underrepresented...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 3:00 AM
"I know this sounds racist, but ..."
So goes the subject line on last week's email from Bill, a reader. It seems Bill has an idea. Given that "all of the radical terrorists have been Muslims," he wants the government to mount a program to surveil...