Politics

  • June 27, 2003   BY  

    Strom Thurmond, a maverick Dixiecrat-turned-Republican who led the longest single filibuster in U.S. history and served in the U.S. Senate nearly 50 years, died late Thursday at the age of 100. Continue reading

  • June 27, 2003  

    As the 2002-2003 Supreme Court term came to a close this week, the court issued landmark rulings on issues involving affirmative action and privacy rights. Four law professors review the major opinions from this year’s high court term and reflect on what its trends may bode for the future. Continue reading

  • June 27, 2003  

    The Senate and the House approved major Medicare legislation. Kwame Holman reports on the changes. Continue reading

  • June 27, 2003  

    Regular political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the week’s news, including the congressional debate over Medicare reform, the latest Supreme Court decisions and the late Sen. Strom Thurmond. Continue reading

  • June 26, 2003   BY  

    In a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court struck down Thursday a Texas law making homosexual sex illegal, ruling that the ban unconstitutionally infringed on privacy rights. Continue reading

  • June 26, 2003  

    The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Texas law banning sodomy today, ruling that it violates the right to privacy. Jim Lehrer looks at the decision with Jan Crawford Greenburg, Supreme Court reporter for The Chicago Tribune. Continue reading

  • June 26, 2003  

    President Bush called for Liberian President Charles Taylor to step down. Terence Smith first gets perspective on the recent rebel offensive with Vanity Fair reporter Sebastian Junger, on assignment in Liberia. Then, experts discuss the potential for the U.S. to intervene and stabilize the country in order to bring peace. Continue reading

  • June 26, 2003  

    The Supreme Court also refused to rule in a case against athletic apparel maker Nike, Inc. involving free commercial speech. Jim Lehrer discusses the Nike ruling with Jan Crawford Greenburg of The Chicago Tribune. Continue reading

  • June 26, 2003  

    The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Texas sodomy law Thursday, ruling that it violates the right to privacy. Margaret Warner and legal experts discuss the impact of the ruling. Continue reading

  • June 25, 2003   BY  

    Rebel fighters armed with rocket propelled grenades and mortars advanced into areas of Liberia’s capital city of Monrovia Wednesday. Continue reading