This column was originally published by Truthdig.com In a televised interview with the McClatchy News Service on June 25
With the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States instead of Judge Merrick Garland
Making an Accomplice: Why "Making a Murderer's" Brendan Dassey Deserves a Re-Trial--Even if His Uncle Doesn't
Like his uncle, Brendan may be guilty. Unlike his uncle, his conviction rests entirely on the coerced confession of a frightened, mentally-challenged boy badgered by grown men wielding badges and guns and uniforms and loud, firm voices.
An often-forgotten battle for free speech rights started when the activist took a stand to take his seat.
Did you know that California is not in the West and that the "real America" is the Old Confederacy?
The SCOTUS ruling to legalize same-sex marriage is a victory for human rights. The decision follows in the footsteps of its 1967 decision in Loving v. Virginia that outlawed states' bans on interracial marriage, an earlier victory for marriage equality. But there is a huge difference in the two rulings.
Commencement is the Thanksgiving Day of academic life. And it is especially right as English majors that we are grateful for the literary treasure which we read and the vitality of the language we inherit, and for all who have taught and encouraged us.
The Assassination of John F. Kennedy: Only One Writer Interviewed the Key Government Investigators. Edward Jay Epstein. He Was a Senior in College.
If you're hoping to learn about the second gunman on the grassy knoll or the CIA's plot to kill Kennedy or the Mafia hitman, his new book -- and this interview -- will disappoint you. If you're looking for a voice of sanity, read on....
Amidst the Encomiums for His Record-Setting Tenure, It Can Now Be Revealed: Jerry Brown's Only Fatal Vulnerability for Re-Election
Amidst the plaudits for his record and his new/renewed governorship, California Republicans met over the weekend past in convention to, among other things, discuss what they will try to do next year when Brown runs for re-election, something he has not yet announced.
To put the current Supreme Court's rulings in perspective, ask yourself this question: Should the states decide whether black Americans can marry white Americans?
Should the states decide whether black Americans can marry white Americans? In 1967, the nation's highest court knocked down state anti-miscegenation laws. Now the nation -- and the Supreme Court -- confronts a very similar situation, only this time the issue is same-sex marriage.