Words like "proletariat" and "masses" have largely left the lexicon, but linguist Geoff Nunberg says "class warfare" is a specter that haunts the English language — whenever there are appeals for making the rich pay more.
Treason is the only crime defined in the U.S. Constitution and is considered by many to be the worst of all crimes against society. So when one politician accuses another of treason, that should be a serious charge, right? Not so much, as it turns out.
John Paul Stevens' new memoir is framed as a discussion about the office of the chief justice; it includes a brief history of the nation's first 12 chief justices, followed by thorough descriptions of the five he knew well. Stevens, now 91, retired in 2010 after nearly 35 years on the Supreme Court.
ESPN says it won't use Hank Williams Jr. in tonight's Monday Night Footballprogram, after the singer compared President Obama to Adolph Hitler earlier today. Williams made the remark on Fox News, while talking about Obama playing golf with Speaker John Boehner.
An American drone flying over Yemen fired a missile that killed Anwar al-Awlaki, an al-Qaida operative and U.S. citizen. Many hailed the elimination of a man implicated in several terrorist plots. Others wonder how any American citizen can be placed on a death list based on secret intelligence.
In her weekly commentary, Michel Martin says the controversial bake sale hosted by a Republican student group at the University of California, Berkeley, is upsetting for several reasons. The prices were based on customers' race and gender, with white males paying the most.
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