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  • 13 best 2011 author interviews

    13 best 2011 author interviews

    A loose young woman in Nazi-era Berlin. A titanic failure of courage on the Titanic. A Supreme Court justice with a thing for hot blondes. An American president's scandalous love child.  Book authors answered questions about these earthy topics and many more – from sandwiches to Shakespeare – during Monitor interviews with me this year. Here's a baker's dozen of the memorable things that these authors had to say. Click on the links to read the full interviews.

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  • 13 best 2011 author interviews

    13 best 2011 author interviews

    A loose young woman in Nazi-era Berlin. A titanic failure of courage on the Titanic. A Supreme Court justice with a thing for hot blondes. An American president's scandalous love child.  Book authors answered questions about these earthy topics and many more – from sandwiches to Shakespeare – during Monitor interviews with me this year. Here's a baker's dozen of the memorable things that these authors had to say. Click on the links to read the full interviews.

  • Liberal vs. liberal in FDR's Supreme Court

    Chapter & Verse Liberal vs. liberal in FDR's Supreme Court

    Harvard University law professor Noah Feldman talks about his book 'Scorpions' and an era when liberal attacked liberal.

  • Opinion Better ways to end prison overcrowding than just releasing inmates

    California will soon need to release up to 33,000 prisoners. That's good, because most don't belong there. But don't cheer yet. Released prisoners – many with mental illnesses and no resources – will strain stressed cities and services. It's time to pursue cheaper, humane alternatives to prison.

  • Stevens retirement gives Obama second Supreme Court pick

    Stevens retirement gives Obama second Supreme Court pick

    John Paul Stevens, the longest serving Supreme Court justice, plans to leave the bench in June. The Stevens retirement allows President Obama to name a second high court justice, opening the way for a likely confirmation battle.

  • Opinion Instead of stimulus, do nothing – seriously

    Stimulus is unconstitutional. And history shows that the economy can recover strongly on its own, if politicians stay out of the way.