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Actually, we still need affirmative action for African Americans in college admissions. Here's why.

By Richard Rothstein. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. says that “the way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating...

The Daily 202: Marco Rubio's comeback begins

Richard Nixon lost the 1960 election (and a 1962 bid for California governor) before his 1968 comeback. -- I was not convinced it was wise...

The Daily 202: State polls give GOP fresh hope for holding Senate majority, but Trump headwinds might be too strong

She's even bringing on field staff and planning to go on the air in Arizona and Georgia, states that were not initially budgeted for, John...

The Daily 202: Evan Bayh bets big that support for Donald Trump will tank

The final version of the platform calls for rolling back the Supreme Court's decision legalizing such unions: “Our laws and our government's regulations should recognize...

The Daily 202: More Republicans ditch Trump, conclude he cannot win

Richard Armitage, who served as George W. Bush's Deputy Secretary of State, announced he will vote for Clinton. “[Trump] does not appear to be a...

Religion events from around the Washington area

The preacher for the event is Larry S. Gibson, lawyer, law professor and author of “Young Thurgood: The Making of a Supreme Court Justice.” A...

The Daily 202: Donald Trump may be outraised in the general election. How much will that hurt the Republican Party?

THE BIG IDEA by Matea Gold: James Hohmann is on vacation -- we'll have a series of guest writers from the Post political team sharing...

The Daily 202: Cruz-Kasich recriminations typify everything hapless about the Stop Trump movement

(John Wagner). 4. Sanders also seemed to scale back his criticism of Clinton at an Oregon campaign rally last night: “Over the course of an...

The Daily 202: 10 reasons Cruz's Fiorina gambit will likely flop

In 1976, on the verge of losing the nomination to incumbent President Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan announced Richard Schweiker as his running mate. It angered...

The Daily 202: Hillary Clinton will consider picking another woman for VP. Could it be Elizabeth Warren?

... and Sanders. She also recently met with Podesta, John Wagner and Dan Balz report in a story on Bernie's future. ... The biggest giver...

The Daily 202: Donald Trump will almost certainly not be the Republican nominee if he cannot win on the first ballot ...

(Anne Gearan, John Wagner and Abby Phillip) ... The solicitor general field a brief with the Supreme Court last night that said a deal to...

The Daily 202: Key conservatives pushing Mike Lee for the Supreme Court

After graduating from Brigham Young University Law School, the senator clerked for Samuel A. Alito Jr. when he was on the U.S. Court of Appeals...

The Daily 202: 10 reasons Bernie Sanders will probably win Wisconsin, even though polls show the Democratic ...

A handicap for Bernie, flagged by John Wagner: “Sanders faces the added challenge that he will not be able to count on independent voters —...

For Merrick Garland, a methodical life of ambition

As a third-year law student, Garland was eager to edit a Harvard Law Review article by Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan Jr. — and...

The Daily 202: GOP establishment working through the five stages of grief as Donald Trump trudges to Cleveland

Yesterday the Supreme Court head oral arguments for the most important Supreme Court case in a generation. The case in question is to determine whether...

The Daily 202: How Richard Shelby is trying to survive the Trump Tornado as it moves through Alabama

Since Antonin Scalia's death earlier this month, McConnell has been hitting Shelby for blocking Robert Bork's nomination to the Supreme Court in 1987 (back when...

What's really propping up Ted Cruz birtherism? Falsehoods, ideas about race, and Donald Trump.

Schwartz, 85, told the Wall Street Journal that he voted for Republicans such as Richard Nixon and Dwight Eisenhower but is supporting Bernie Sanders this...

Scalia made headlines. But the real story is how colleges have failed to truly ...

Richard Guarasci, the president of Wagner College, a small private college on Staten Island in New York, offers his take on diversity on campus and...

The Daily 202: Is Ted Cruz a phony?

Richard Shelby loaded up the $1.1 trillion spending bill with pet provisions, including one measure worth hundreds of millions to a rocket manufacturer with operations...

The Daily 202: David Vitter is in trouble

Roberts leaves his mark – “Chief Justice favors some when assigning court's major decisions,” by Robert Barnes: “John Roberts is a stickler for evenly distributing...

DC community calendar, Oct. 29-Nov. 5, 2015

Conversations on the Constitution The National Archives continues its series of conversations with Supreme Court justices with an evening with Samuel A. Alito Jr. Yale...

Political parties go after million-dollar donors in wake of looser rules

The national political parties are urging wealthy backers to give them 10 times more money than was allowed in the last presidential election, taking advantage...

The Daily 202: Did Scott Walker go too far by embracing Trumpism on China?

Senators like Connecticut's Richard Blumenthal or Michigan's Gary Peters might be more willing to speed the White House momentum. .... Bernie Sanders is now urging...

The Daily 202: The soft bigotry of low expectations, revisited

“Cruz once clerked for a chief justice, but he's no longer a friend of the court,” by Katie Zezima: “Cruz spent his years at Harvard...

READ IN: Riding Sharks Edition

(blog)The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that same-sex marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin were unconstitutional, the third circuit court to rule...

Another man vindicated

(blog)But Monday was a special day for Martin, 50, who was declared “actually innocent” by a Superior Court judge on the basis of recent...

Why we still need affirmative action for African Americans in college admissions

(blog)Rothstein is a research associate at the Economic Policy Institute, a non-profit created in 1986 to broaden the discussion about economic policy to include...