This nation needs to temper our nationalistic instincts and hyper-partisanship. We need to make both short-term and long-term policy decisions guided by what science tells us about the world we live in.
We need a renewed dedication to take responsible steps to eliminate racial disparity in the criminal justice system.
Is there a brighter future ahead? Social change does not happen easily. Ingrained attitudes that produce institutional racism are hard for people to overcome.
President Trump’s 2018 budget proposed that the National Cancer Institute would be reduced by $1 billion compared to its 2017 budget and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute would see a $575 million cut.
The hurricane that is bearing down on our values is every bit as dangerous as Irma and Harvey.
Representing unpopular clients has a long tradition in the American legal system, yet a web video criticizes Tim Kaine for the clients he represented in court.
Our nation has a long history of political figures brutally attacking judges. Politicians often take advantage of controversial decisions for political gain. But perhaps this one is different.
This year our nation marks the 50th anniversary of perhaps one of the best-known U.S. Supreme Court cases, Miranda v. Arizona.
Justice Antonin Scalia looked for “what is the fairly understood meaning” of the Constitution’s text. How would he have suggested replacing himself?
Demonizing these children may make for good sound bites, but it is wrong — just as it was wrong in 1939 to send the passengers of the St. Louis back to Europe.
“If you let my daughter go now, that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don’t …”
Perhaps what is needed now is not surrender or retreat in the War on Poverty. It’s a new, energizing metaphor.
Former Sen. David Durenburger wrote, “What continues to amaze about red/blue, either/or politics in this country is the fact that the U.S. Supreme Court is buying the program as well.”
Fifty years ago this week the U.S Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion in Gideon v. Wainwright. The case had a unique Minnesota connection.
Perhaps what all of us can best learn from Sen. George McGovern is the need to better understand mental illness and chemical dependency.