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When the Supreme Court began its new session this month, the justices were joined by newcomer Elena Kagan, who assumed her role as associate justice after an uneasy confirmation hearing last spring. She begins serving at a time when liberals feel disenchanted about the direction of the country and when many issues important to progressives are likely to come before the court. Read more

Homophobia: An American institution

Three weeks ago today, 18-year-old Tyler Clementi jumped 600 feet to his death from the George Washington Bridge. After his body was found floating in the Hudson River, the incident sparked a national frenzy centered on why this young man, only weeks into his freshman year at Rutgers University, had taken his own life so suddenly. Read more