Senators claimed it was about Mumia Abu-Jamal, but the GOP has a shameful, decades-long record of blocking Civil Rights Division nominees
Why Did Ted Cruz Write a Harvard Law Review Article Embracing a Convicted Poisoner's Cause?
January 20, 2014
The Texas Senator's strange Harvard Law Review article embraces the cause of a microbiologist who tried to poison her friend.
Brian Schweitzer, Would-Be Liberal Hero, is an NRA Darling
January 08, 2014
He wants to run against Hillary from the left. His gun and environment records will make that tough.
It's Easier than Ever to Charge Someone with Piracy
November 30, 2013
It's not just Vladimir Putin who's arresting activists for piracy. In international law, the term has changed meanings.
Identity politics, logical consistency, and naked self-interest might dissuade Senate Republicans from jamming up Obama's audacious nominations to the nation's second-highest court. Not that those things have stopped them before.