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  • 100th Civil Liberties Safe Zone!

    published June 3, 2003

    On May 6, the commissioners of Broward County, Florida, in a unanimous vote, passed the 100th local resolution in the United States proclaiming "a... More >>

  • Where Is Nelson Mandela?

    published May 27, 2003

    It is 23 years now since independence. Tomorrow we commemorate the day when we achieved political emancipation from Britain. . . . Gone are the... More >>

  • Terrorizing the Press

    published May 20, 2003

    Councilmember Charles Barron, according to Newsday, is considering a run for mayor. He has already targeted a key vulnerability for the... More >>

  • Any Anti-Mugabe Protesters Here?

    published May 13, 2003

    The majority of people [in Zimbabwe] are a happy lot despite the hardships we're going through. —President Robert Mugabe, The New... More >>

  • Mugabe's Victims: Mostly Black

    published May 6, 2003

    The Iraq war has totally overshadowed the horrors in Zimbabwe. Day after day, hour after hour, the BBC, CNN, and Sky television tell of the... More >>

  • Conservatives Rise for the Bill of Rights!

    published April 29, 2003

    A significant development in the movement to resist the Ashcroft-Bush dismembering of the Bill of Rights is the growing coalition between... More >>

  • Bush-Ashcroft vs. Homeland Security

    published April 22, 2003

    Every time the administration removes another strand of the liberties in the Bill of Rights, we are told it has to be done in the vital interest... More >>

  • Vanishing Liberties

    published April 15, 2003

    If Americans win a war (not just against Saddam Hussein but the longer-term struggle) and lose the Constitution, they will have lost... More >>

  • Who Decides Who's Black or Hispanic?

    published April 8, 2003

    An especially challenging question concerning affirmative action was not addressed at all by the Supreme Court in the University of Michigan case... More >>

  • Why I Didn't March This Time

    published April 1, 2003

    Often, the executions have been carried out by the Fedayeen Saddam, a paramilitary group headed by Mr. Hussein's oldest son, 38-year-old Uday.... More >>

  • How Much Diversity Is Enough?

    published March 25, 2003

    A decisive question before the Supreme Court in the University of Michigan affirmative action cases is whether assuring diversity—of race and... More >>

  • Left Out of Affirmative Action

    published March 18, 2003

    A black applicant who pulled himself out of the ghetto and into a junior college may thereby demonstrate a level of motivation, perseverance,... More >>

  • Red Alert for Bill of Rights!

    published March 11, 2003

    The Justice Department . . . seems to be running amok. . . . This agency right now is the biggest threat to personal liberty in the country. ... More >>

  • Ashcroft Out of Control

    published March 4, 2003

    Many of the new security measures proposed by our government in the name of fighting the "war on terror" are not temporary. They are permanent... More >>

  • A U.S. License to Kill

    published February 25, 2003

    While I was chronicling, last week, the CIA's hit squads—and Donald... More >>

  • Our Designated Killers

    published February 18, 2003

    The People are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty. —Thomas Jefferson More >>

  • The Facts: Schumer v. Pickering

    published February 11, 2003

    When Charles Pickering's Presidential Nomination to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals was rejected by the Senate Judiciary Committee on a... More >>

  • The American Way of Torture

    published February 4, 2003

    American intelligence agents have been torturing terrorist suspects, or engaging in practices pretty close to torture. They have also been... More >>

  • Liberty's Court of Last Resort

    published January 28, 2003

    Mr. Hamdi could, in fact, be entirely innocent, and yet the court says there is no judicial recourse. —Georgetown University law... More >>

  • An Enemy of Nixon and Baraka

    published January 21, 2003

    After orchestrating the seminal 1963 March on Washington, Bayard Rustin continued organizing coalitions for jobs and freedom (the signature of the... More >>

  • An Indispensable Gay Man

    published January 14, 2003

    [Bayard Rustin] was his own man. Wherever he was, he stood at a rakish angle to it. —Midge Decter More >>

  • George W. Bush's Constitution

    published January 7, 2003

    It is hard to imagine that America would look kindly on a foreign government that demanded the right to hold some of its own citizens in... More >>

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