The Gates Arrest

I read the initial article in The Crimson confident that the arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr., would make waves far beyond Cambridge, Mass.  Allegations of racial profiling mounted; the charges were ultimately dropped.  But let’s not forget, as Stanford Law School professor Ralph Richard Banks wrote in The Times, that the police did exactly what … Read more

Party Discipline

You know who is one of the most dependable Democrats in the Senate right now? Arlen Spector (D-PA).  It does not take any great insight to figure out why that is; Spector is rightly afraid of a successful primary challenge from Joe Sestak over his insufficient progressivism.  On the Republican side of the aisle is … Read more