Gabriel Arana is a senior editor at The American Prospect. His articles on gay rights, immigration, and media have appeared in publications including The Nation, Salon, The Advocate, and The Daily Beast. To contact him, visit his website.
In response to the Justice Department's lawsuit [PDF] against Arizona and similar challenges from various civil-rights groups and law-enforcement agencies, Adam and I havenoted that for all the outcry over its potential for civil-rights violations, the legal challenges to SB 1070 center around whether the state is pre-empting the federal go
As the National Education Association wraps up its annual meeting today in New Orleans, the rift between the Obama administration and the teachers unions is becoming ever more apparent. As the Timesreports, this year's meeting included no token speaker from the Department of Education, which has sparked disagreement from the unions over programs like "Race to the Top," a $4.5 billion competitive-grant fund that requires teachers to be judged based on student test scores.
Elena Kagan when she was dean of Harvard Law School, seated next to Sandra Day O'Connor, the first female justice of the Supreme Court, October 2008. Kagan completed her Senate testimony for her Supreme Court nomination this week.