By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Conservatives are always looking for their holy grail of social science: empirical proof that liberal policies do more harm than good. If Charles Murray was right in "Losing Ground" and welfare actually makes the poor worse off, the debate is over -- no one wants to do that.
For the first time in nearly a decade, the issue of race as a factor in college admissions comes before the Supreme Court on Wednesday, thrusting affirmative action back into the national spotlight.
"It's likely, I think, to perhaps become the most important case in history on racial preferences," said Stuart Taylor Jr., a Supreme Court scholar and co-author of the new book "Mismatch," which examines affirmative action and its use by institutions of higher education.