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Tony Dungy Is The Clarence Thomas Of Football

Tony Dungy wouldn't have drafted Michael Sam. But not because he's gay! No, no. Because things will happen. You know... things. Three thoughts. 1: Look! Look! See, Michael Sam is on TV being interviewed about non-football issues. He's being a DISTRACTION! And why? Because... Show More Summary

The Supreme Court's Relentless War Against President Obama

In a C-SPAN Interview in April, 2013, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was asked pointedly his thoughts about President Obama. The characteristically terse, and guarded Thomas simply said, "I shook hands with him at the inauguration to be polite but I've had no in depth conversation." He did not elaborate. Show More Summary

What Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia don’t understand about contraception

An IUD is a month's pay for a woman earning minimum wage. The legal argument against Hobby Lobby is a human one

Scalia: ‘We Came Within One Vote of Declaring the VCR Contraband’

In his dissenting opinion Wednesday in the case of American Broadcasters vs. Aereo, Justice Antonin Scalia hinted that it’s now up to Congress to decide if future Aereos can exist. Scalia, along with Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, disagreed with the majority in the 6-3 decision. Show More Summary

David Mamet forces a Milwaukee theater to cancel its production of his play "Oleanna" because it cast a male in a female role.

The Alchemist Theatre must shut down the production after only 1 performance (before which the sex of the "Carol" actor was kept hidden):"Oleanna," introduced to audiences shortly after the Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas hearings in 1991,...Show More Summary

"Justices utter the word 'certiorari' as often as New York police say 'perpetrator.'"

And strangely enough, almost every Justice has his own special pronunciation of the word. They all say the first syllable the same — "ser" — but after that, it's a free for all. Justice Clarence Thomas has probably the most unique take...Wouldn't you know?!... Show More Summary

McCray lauds Brandeis University law professor in Brooklyn ceremony

Hill, who famously lodged sexual harassment allegations against then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas and testified against him before the Senate, was presented with the Sackler Center First Award at the Brooklyn Museum.

Reconciling Maya Angelou's Legacy With Her Support of Clarence Thomas

The death of American poet Maya Angelou has been greeted with both grief and accolades for her contributions to the American literary canon. But it also has stirred memories of her early support for a controversial man, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Show More Summary

I talk to Glenn Loury about how the NYT called Jill Abramson a "bitch," which leads to a discussion of Clarence Thomas...

... whom Abramson wrote a book about and whom Loury was friends with back in the Reagan Era. Loury responds, based on his personal eyewitness, to the contention that Clarence Thomas had pictures of naked women on his apartment wall (and I'm in the so-what-if-he-did? mode). Show More Summary

Mike's Blog Round Up

Frankly Curious: Conservatives want what they want. You Might Notice a Trend: A disorganized party. Crooked Timber: Clarence Thomas' counterrevolution. Bay Area Houston: A decade late and a billion short. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: Reagan's optical illusion. This installment by Batocchio. E-mail tips to mbru AT crooksandliars DOT com.

ANN ALTHOUSE ON JILL ABRAMSON AND CLARENCE THOMAS: The angry black man. The classic stereotype of…

ANN ALTHOUSE ON JILL ABRAMSON AND CLARENCE THOMAS: The angry black man. The classic stereotype of a black man. And now, replaced by a reputedly amiable black man, Jill Abramson is exposed to the world as the classic stereotype of a successful woman: the bossy bitch. The arc of a generation is long, but it [...]

"Every generation has its great personal controversy, a name or two that evoke passion and fury everywhere from the dinner table to the editorial pages."

"Our parents had Alger Hiss and Whittaker Chambers. Their parents had Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. Our generation has Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill."Those are the opening lines of Nina Totenberg's 1994 review of "Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas," by Jane Mayer and Jill Abramson. Show More Summary

Afternoon Must-Read: Corey Robin: Clarence Thomas's Counterrevolution

Corey Robin: Clarence Thomas’s Counterrevolution: "What I think Thomas took away... are two ideas. >First, not only is racism a perdurable element of the American experience... but it is also a protean and often-hidden element of that experience... Show More Summary

Crazy Rafael Cruz Cozies Up With Ginni Thomas For Some Obama-Bashing

Oh, how cozy. Rafael Cruz, Stage Father from Hell, sitting down with the spouse of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas for a little coffee and Obama-bashing! Because why the hell not? Right Wing Watch: In an interview with Ginni Thomas...Show More Summary

Impeach Clarence Thomas?

3 months agoNews : Truthdig

While the Constitution allows even Supreme Court justices to be impeached, it has only happened once in our nation’s history.

Clarence Thomas Wrote A Bizarre Opinion About Religion And The Constitution

When the Supreme Court ruled this week that town board meetings could begin with prayers, conservative Justice Clarence Thomas suggested the Constitution gives states a lot more power over religion than many realize. Thomas wrote inShow More Summary

Noted for Your Lunchtime Procrastination for May 9, 2014

Over at [Equitable Growth]([The Equitablog]( Afternoon Must-Read: Corey Robin: Clarence Thomas's Counterrevolution Lunchtime Must-Read: Paul Krugman: Now That's Rich Timothy...Show More Summary

Hear Bill Maher's 'New Rule' For Justice Clarence Thomas

Bill Maher has a small suggestion for the ever-silent Justice Thomas. Find out what Maher thinks he should do the next time Affirmative Action comes up in the Supreme Court in the exclusive "New Rule" above. "Real Time With Bill Maher" airs Fridays at 10:00 p.m. EST on HBO.

State Churches? Justice Clarence Thomas Hears the Call

Getty Images While the rest of the Supreme Court argued Monday over the constitutional limits on official prayers at town board meetings, one justice said the question may be beside the point. In a separate opinion, Justice ClarenceShow More Summary

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