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Looks who’s talking, Justice Kagan

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices return to work next month following a tumultuous last session in which the majority issued some controversial rulings, most notably the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Liberals in general and Justice Elena Kagan in particular, are upset by the decisions of ...

Almanac

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 27, the 270th day of 2022. There are 95 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On Sept. 27, 1996, in Afghanistan, the Taliban, a band of former seminary students, drove the government of President ...

The right to travel

WASHINGTON — Watching the unprecedented, forced removals of immigrants from Texas to New York City, Martha's Vineyard and the District of Columbia, I thought that my grandparents were fortunate to have entered the United States in an era, though xenophobic toward those from Southern Europe, ...

No apologies

NEW YORK — Performers censor themselves -- fearing they might offend. Those who offend Hollywood lose work. Some lose friends. Adam Carolla doesn't care. That's why he's the subject of my video this week. Carolla is one the most successful performers in America. His books are ...

Does the border crisis help Democrats win elections?

WASHINGTON — Threat to our Democracy? The major problem for Democrats is that they have not won the white vote in presidential elections since 1964. Today, most Americans were not alive to see it. Former President Lyndon Johnson's landslide victory included winning the white vote (see voting ...

Once upon a time, America then and now

WASHINGTON — Three landmarks in time just took place. The Watergate break-in that led to a president resigning; Ms. magazine, chronicling the women's movement; and the John F. Kennedy Center all turned 50. It's well to remember each. 1972 was full of firsts. Let's pause to see how we're ...