Edmund Zagorin

Edmund Zagorin is a policy debate coach at the University of Iowa's A. Craig Baird Debate Forum and contributor to the Prospect and the Los Angeles Review.

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In 1994, University of Michigan rejected Jennifer Gratz, setting in motion the overturning of state's affirmative-action policy. Now, she's challenging a black student who's protesting her own rejection. Read more

Law and Justice


AP Photo/The Detroit News, David Guralnick

What does the film industry's relationship with the bankrupt city say about Detroit's future? Read more

Money, Politics and Power


AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File

Iowa is issuing concealed-carry permits to the legally blind, but despite the shocking nature of the news, maybe we should focus our gun-control attentions elsewhere? Read more

Money, Politics and Power