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Why Doesn’t College Work for Blacks?

Mona Charen, The headline was numbingly familiar: “For Blacks, College Is Not An Equalizer.” The op-ed in The Washington Post by Ray Boshara explored what he called a “troubling paradox,” namely that so many well-educated black Americans “feel so economically insecure.” It’s a startling fact, Boshara continued, “that blacks with college degrees have lost wealth

Conservatives Should Stop Celebrating Gorsuch and Start Limiting the Supreme Court

Mark Meckler, With the Republicans showing some spine and elevating Judge Neil McGill Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, there is reason to celebrate.  Antonin Scalia’s seat has been filled by someone who may be able to do it justice, if you’ll allow the pun.  Really, only time will tell, since we’ve been burned before. Conservatives have a

Senate set to approve Trump’s conservative Supreme Court pick

The Republican-led U.S. Senate was poised on Friday to confirm President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick, conservative appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch, providing the president with his first major victory since taking office in January. Republicans have a 52-48 Senate majority and all of them support Gorsuch, as do a handful of Democrats. The vote

Senate goes ‘nuclear,’ ends Democrats’ blockade of Trump court pick

Senate Republicans on Thursday crushed a Democratic blockade of President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee in a fierce partisan brawl, approving a rule change dubbed the “nuclear option” to allow for conservative judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation by Friday. With ideological control of the country’s highest court at stake, the Republican-led Senate voted 52-48 along

‘Nuclear option’ fallout? More extreme U.S. justices, experts say

Andrew Chung, A  Republican-backed Senate rule change expected on Thursday could make it more likely that presidents will pick ideologically extreme U.S. Supreme Court nominees with little incentive to choose centrist justices, experts said. With a deep partisan divide in Washington, Democrats are using a procedural tactic called a filibuster to try to block confirmation