U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court this week shows that the nation's high court is more accessible than ever to people who are not white males. But it also demonstrates that the bench is less accessible than ever to those who did not attend Harvard or Yale.
It was a smashing success long before tipoff, a subtle form of arm twisting that commanded attention. It provoked howling conversations around the country, and later, not only lured the merely curious observers to their televisions, it forced Americans who want to watch the NBA Playoffs to think about some of the other people who want to watch the NBA Playoffs; Latinos play hoops, too.
Latinos living in the United States are developing vision loss at higher rates than non-Hispanic whites, researchers said.
Attention all Friends of Kwame: The former mayor wants your good wishes -- and your money.