Monthly Archives: July 2002

Lau vs. “Lau”

Little Linda Brown of Topeka, Kansas probably ranks as the most prominent plaintiff of an eponymous Supreme Court decision in 20th Century American history, with Ernesto Miranda of Phoenix a close second (and Jane Roe disqualified from the running as … Continue reading

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Racial Hypocrisy, Right and Left

Any lingering doubts regarding the unpredictable combustibility of American racial issues have certainly been removed by the uproar that greeted my recent comments in an informal email concerning Rod Paige, George W. Bush’s Secretary of Education. Although my remarks were … Continue reading

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Liberal Massachusetts Supports Income Taxes, Gay Marriage—and “English”

For all those who might question whether Massachusetts voters are among the most liberal in the nation, the results of a recent statewide poll conducted by the Boston Herald on several proposed ballot initiatives constitutes interesting evidence. For example, American … Continue reading

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Bush Administration Denounces “English”

This last Friday, while the leadership of our English for the Children campaign was holding a press conference in Denver to tout the post-Prop. 227 test scores from California and scrambling to gather the tens of thousands of Colorado signatures … Continue reading

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Yours Truly, an Overzealous Ignoramus

Now that the last embers of Fourth of July fireworks have died down, America has entered the summer vacation months, often described by journalists as the Silly Season. As might be expected, few things better typify this description than the … Continue reading

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