Legal Radicals & the Doctrine of Equal Outcomes

MacKinnon

Law professor Catharine MacKinnon seeks to embed the principle of equal outcomes — rather than equal opportunity — in the American constitutional framework.

Human Industry = Environmental Degradation?

FDE

The Foundation for Deep Ecology says that saving the planet “will require rethinking our values as a society”—particularly “present assumptions about economics, development, and the place of human beings in the natural order.”

Demanding Black Conformity of Thought

Jim Clyburn

Rep. Jim Clyburn derides Republican Senator Tim Scott, a black conservative, for voting “against the interest and aspirations of 95 percent of the black people” whom he represents, despite his “pigmentation.”

Federal Reserve Chair Worries About “Growing Inequality”

Yellen

Federal Reserve Board chair Janet Yellen says that the “worrisome” trend of “growing inequality” can “determine the ability of different groups to participate equally in the democracy.”

Glenn Close’s Crusade for a Convicted Killer

Close

The famed actress helped lead a movement to free a convicted murderer who, she claimed, had been transformed into a “role model” while in prison.

Rep. Jim McDermott of the Congressional Progressive Caucus

McDermott

A look at the politics and scandals of a dyed-in-the-wool leftist.

Black Leftist Congressman Smears Clarence Thomas

Thompson

Democrat Bennie Thompson of Mississippi calls Justice Thomas an “Uncle Tom.”

Death of a Marxist: Paul Robeson Jr.

Robeson

This former member of the Communist Party called that organization “a radical instrument that could help advance the interests of African-Americans.”

The Attorney General’s Continuing Obsession with Race

Holder

Eric Holder announces that the Justice Department will begin collecting racial data about stops, searches, and arrests made by police, as part of an effort to reduce the “overrepresentation of young men of color in our criminal-justice system.”

Sotomayor’s Affirmative-Action Dissent

Sotomayor

In her 58-page dissent regarding the Supreme Court’s decision on race preferences, Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote that “educational diversity … cannot reasonably be accomplished through race-neutral measures.”