Crudeness, Harassment Not Same: Paula Jones Case Dismissed

Heretofore, this column remained silent with respect to President Clinton’s widely publicized sexual diversions. On a public level, I didn’t think it was any of my business whether he did or did not do any of any of the things his accusers claimed. I wanted to wait for the legal proceedings to conclude before commenting. In a surprising turn of events, those proceedings concluded on the 1st day of April with reports that President Clinton thought the judge’s opinion was an April fool’s joke. It was no joke. U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright dismissed Paula Jones’ sexual harassment lawsuit against Mr. Clinton. . . . → Read More: Crudeness, Harassment Not Same: Paula Jones Case Dismissed

Black Voices Not Heard in Campaign

Who is speaking to the issues of particular interest to 35 million African Americans in the 1996 presidential campaigns? What happened to the voice of two-time presidential candidate Jesse Jackson? Where is the reasoned voice of President Clinton’s golfing buddy, Vernon Jordan? And here in Alabama, who is speaking politically for over one million . . . → Read More: Black Voices Not Heard in Campaign

Writing, Thinking, Guinier’s Crimes

Major Cox and Lani Guinier. Martha's Vineyard, August 1993.

Did President Clinton need to sacrifice Lani Guinier, his long time friend and Yale Law School classmate, whom he nominated to head the Justice Department’s Civil Right Division? Were her ideas, as Mr. Clinton claims, “antidemocratic and very difficult to defend?” I think not. . . . → Read More: Writing, Thinking, Guinier’s Crimes

Writing, Thinking, Guinier’s Crimes

Major Cox and Lani Guinier

Did President Clinton need to sacrifice Lani Guinier, his long time friend and Yale Law School classmate, whom he nominated to head the Justice Department’s Civil Right Division? Were her ideas, as Mr. Clinton claims, “antidemocratic and very difficult to defend?” I think not. I’m reminded of what . . . → Read More: Writing, Thinking, Guinier’s Crimes