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The High Density Debate Comes to Indiana’s “Progressive” Oasis, and the outcome is not close
A few months ago, while listening to a Freakanomics Radio episode about why rent control does not work, I heard things that made me...
What do North Carolina Judges Know that Supreme Court Justices Do Not?
Last week, a three-judge court in North Carolina did the unthinkable: it struck down a state redistricting plan on partisan gerrymandering grounds. This plucky...
“School Begins” in Puerto Rico. A Hundred years later, nothing changes
As mass protests swirled in Puerto Rico over vulgar tweets and governmental corruption, I could not stop thinking about a famous cartoon published over...
Statehood for Puerto Rico and DC?
I listened with great interest to a recent conversation in 538’s Politics Podcast about the political status of Washington, DC and, by implication, Puerto...
What’s wrong with “open borders”?
Any chance he gets, President Trump assails critics of his immigration policies as advocates of “open borders.” Unsurprisingly, he is wrong as a matter...
To be or not to be [brilliant]
Judge Kavanaugh is in line to replace Justice Kennedy on the US Supreme Court. The nomination dance is about to begin in full force....
What do Luka Modric and Affirmative Action have in Common?
Luka Modric is a soccer player for Real Madrid and the Croatian national team. He was the best player in this year’s World Cup,...
Changing lives, one seat at a time: The case of New York City’s “specialized high schools”
A few weeks ago, Slate’s political gabfest discussed Mayor De Blasio’s proposal for amending entrance requirement to NYC’s “specialized high schools” — namely, Stuyvesant,...
Justice Kennedy Retires, and I feel . . . fine?
The unthinkable has happened: Justice Anthony Kennedy, super median on the US Supreme Court, announced his retirement from the Court. Liberals worried about this...
Baking with the Bible
In Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, Justice Kennedy chastised the Commission for its apparent hostility towards religion and persons of faith. Kennedy’s evidence...
A Cartoon History of Colonialism in Puerto Rico
March 30, 2018