• Talking about race

    The inauguration of the first black president of the United States capped off a year of national attention to race. From the contentious South Carolina Primary to then–candidate Obama’s historic race speech at the National Constitution Center in March 2008, the year was filled with moments when were focused on the racial significance of the events […]

  • It’s a right, not a privilege

    Last week I participated in a discussion about the Supreme Court’s decision in Crawford v. Marion County Election Board with Ron Christie, a former special assistant to George W. Bush.  In that case, the Supreme Court upheld, 6-3, Indiana’s voter I.D. law.  The venue was NPR’s News & Notes, a public affairs program hosted by […]