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Review: Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg
The Goldbergs debuted in 1929 as radio's first domestic sit-com; it moved to TV in 1949. As part of her series on Jewish heroes, Aviva Kempner ( The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg ) spotlights the show's star, Gertrude Berg, who few realized was its
The woman behind the big heart
| August 07, 2009
Judge Stephen Breyer, Bill Clinton's latest pick for the Supreme Court, has attracted support so broad that it spans ideological and political differences.
Stephen Breyer may be the right man at the wrong time
| June 05, 2009
Judging the judge
Women may not yet have full equality, but Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the US Supreme Court proves we can compete with the big guys now. It also means that women accepting patronage (and every political appointment is patronage) have an equal shot at
Facing the facts of the Sotomayor nomination
Mary Ann Sorrentino
| June 05, 2009
Except that it's a black farce, not a tragedy, you could call The Lieutenant of Inishmore Martin McDonagh's Titus Andronicus .
The Lieutenant of Inishmore; How Many Miles to Basra?; Legally Blonde the Musical
| November 04, 2008
The only thing standing in the way of Republican John McCain assuming the powers and prerogatives of a dictator should he be elected president is the vote of a single Supreme Court justice.
Don’t laugh: if the Arizona ‘maverick’ is elected, he’ll complete the job Bush started
| October 22, 2008
Score: Constitution 5, Gulags 4
This past week, the Supreme Court rejected the Bush administration’s astonishing claim that it had the power to detain suspected “enemy combatants” at Guantánamo Bay — potentially for life — without fair proceedings or meaningful access to the federal co
The Supreme Court’s decision restored habeas-corpus rights to enemy combatants and gave us one our most important civil-liberty victories to date
| June 18, 2008
With the price of food and gasoline running at punishing levels, it is no surprise that the economy has replaced the disastrous war in Iraq as the issue with which voters are most concerned.
Why McCain’s right-wing judicial pledge would further compromise America’s future
| May 07, 2008
Alito and Co. deal a bitter blow to American women
April 17 should go down in infamy as the date when the United States Supreme Court made it official: women don’t matter.
MARY ANN SORRENTINO
| April 25, 2007
Best left alone
Wshould offer a tax break to a group described by an authoritative source as “generally more intelligent, better looking, imaginative, and multi-talented” than the majority of the population: Left-handed people.
Politics and other mistakes
| February 22, 2006
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