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Littwin: Too big to dog whistle

This was not only the easy and obvious thing to do. It was, in fact, the only thing to do.

Wiretap: The week in race-talk — schools, Nevada ranchers, affirmative action

Affirmative action. Desegregation. Resegregation... Given the nation's growing diversity, the stakes grow ever greater to get it right on race.

Wiretap: You can’t wish away racial inequality

Justice Sotomayor explains to the Chief Justice. And here's an American/Fox News thought experiment: What if welfare rancher Cliven Bundy were black?

Littwin: Good riddance, Senate filibuster

  The filibuster is not quite dead. As Miracle Max would explain, it's just mostly dead. But excuse me if I don't weep in either case. If...

Tancredo isn’t alone in recent push for hate crimes prosecutions

Anti-illegal immigrant conservative GOP firebrand Tom Tancredo loathes hate-crimes laws, which he thinks are biased in favor of minorities and redundant. But Tancredo's recent...

Sotomayor casts first vote, for stay of execution

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, confirmed earlier this month after a bruising battle with Republicans, has cast her first vote on the court in...

News Nuggets: 23 July 2009

Dug up fresh, daily. GUNS AND GAYNESS: CNN has done something really right. Its show, Freshman Year, available on the web is something like a...

Sonia Sotomayor’s hearings face: A visual record of our national politics

Judge Sonia Sotomayor's face during her Supreme Court nomination hearings is a YouTube-era national treasure. Turn down the volume as you watch her and...

GOP ready to fight Sotomayor as Latino support for Republicans erodes

On the heels of a poll that shows Latino voter support for the Republican Party dropping into single digits, GOP senators are preparing to launch a new round of attacks on Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, Roll Call reports. Only 8 percent of Latino voters view the Republican Party favorably, compared with 86 percent who view it unfavorably, according to a nonpartisan Research 2000 poll released Monday by Daily Kos. That's down from the already low esteem Latino voters had for Republicans before the Sottomayor nomination, The Plum Line's Greg Sarget points out. In May, the GOP was viewed favorably by 11 percent of Latino voters and unfavorably by 79 percent.

Poll: Few voters think Sotomayor is a ‘racist,’ majority say she’s...

Only eight percent of Americans agree with Tom Tancredo that Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor "is a racist," according to a non-partisan poll released Friday. A majority ranks "empathy" as important for a Supreme Court justice and an even bigger majority says Sotomayor is qualified for the high court.