Daily Archive: June 25, 2013

Two Stories About Race

Affirmative Action So the Supreme Court avoided a definitive ruling on affirmative action this week. Several of the justices made it clear though that things need to change. What seems to be in the...

Circling the Drain in the NSA Surveillance Debate

(The middle section of this post is a thorough re-statement and critique of David Simon’s argument that their are few “legitimate” concerns that can be raised regarding the NSA’s collection of metadata and web...

Big Tuesday 2013

We got the Voting Rights Act case today, but not same-sex marriage. Please join the discussion at NaPP!

Stupid Tuesday questions, “White” edition

I am fond of Julie Delpy. I have, of course, never met Julie Delpy.  I have never been to France (more’s the pity) and life has sadly not afforded me opportunities to meet glamorous French actresses any more than American ones.  For all I know, Julie Delpy may be utterly horrid in real life. But I doubt it.  She has always seemed so sane and lovely in interviews.  She radiates intelligence and a sense of humor about herself.  If she’s […]

Gooses and Ganders

New documents show that the IRS’s targeting of 501(c)(4) applicants was more widespread than initially reported: “Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee released 15 lists of terms that the IRS agency used...