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Today’s anti-Asian racism usually disguises itself as ‘diversity’

Thomas Jefferson High School (TJ), a selective STEM magnet school with a national reputation for excellence, has what the school board in suburban Fairfax County, Va., considers a problem: Too many Asian American students excel on the admission test. The current TJ student body is 73 percent Asian American, 17.7 percent White, 3.3 percent Hispanic or Latino, 1 percent Black and 6 percent other. So, the board has decided to Read original

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Who were the real conservatives in the Supreme Court’s fight over what counts as ‘watershed’?

Writing for the majority, Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh said that the Ramos rule was “new,” and the court has refused to retroactively apply other momentous new rules. Kavanaugh emphasized that in 1989 the court said it was “unlikely” that new watershed “components of basic due process” would emerge. In 32 years, “the Court has never found” any such new rule.

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When do Hamas and Israel reach the beginning of the end?

Historically, when Hamas shelling begins, the United States has promptly recognized Israel’s right of self-defense. Then, within a week or two, with international bodies and regional partners, it increases pressure on Israel to de-escalate. (In particular, Hamas’s use of civilians and locations such as schools and hospitals to shield military assets raises the civilian casualty rate, ratcheting up the pressure on Israel.

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Roe v. Wade’s survival just got a little more unlikely

They would chip away at it little by little, using multiple cases under narrow legal justifications most people wouldn’t really understand to erode abortion rights until we reach the same destination as a repeal of Roe. The right to an abortion would exist in states run by Democrats but effectively disappear in states run by Republicans. What they wouldn’t do is just repeal it outright, since that would be too politically dangerous for the GOP.

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