As President Obama puts his mark on the Supreme Court, Republicans are cautioning against a return to a liberal court. But New York Times Magazine contributor ? and law professor ? Jeffrey Rosen says Obama is redefining the ideological debate.
One of the many issues the new Supreme Court Justice will have to address is what to wear. A lace jabot like Sandra Day O'Connor? Something more modern? We talk to Susan Scafidi, a law professor at Fordham Law School who writes the blog Counterfeit Chic.
Advocates for gay marriage in California hoped the State Supreme Court would overturn last November's ballot initiative that took away the right to same-sex marriage, but their hopes were dashed yesterday when the court upheld Proposition 8.
From Bourbon and Branch in San Francisco to Milk & Honey in New York, there's a speakeasy renaissance going on. And this time, the drinks are good. William Grimes joins The Takeaway with a look at the past, present, and future of speakeasies.
This is the 20th anniversary of the crackdown on pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square, but the Communist party has banned discussion of the events. Shirong Chen, the China Editor for BBC joins The Takeaway from London to talk about the ban.
The New York Times has reported that dozens of civilians in Afghanistan were killed last month in the western province of Farah because of an error made by American forces in the region. New York Times reporter Eric Schmitt joins The Takeaway.
This week a coalition of immigration reform advocacy groups is beginning a campaign to push for comprehensive immigration reform. Tamar Jacoby, President of ImmigrationWorks USA, joins The Takeaway to look at the push for immigration reform.
Author Michael Lewis, who chronicled the excesses of Wall Street in his book 'Liar's Poker,' talks to The Takeaway about the SEC.
Supreme Court nominee Sonya Sotomayor met with key senators, amidst harsh criticism about her past statements and rulings. The Takeaway talks to Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich, who followed Sotomayor on Capitol Hill.
Iranians await their upcoming election between the conservative incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the relatively liberal contender Mir Hossein Moussavi. The BBC's Tehran Correspondent, Jon Leyne, talks to The Takeaway about the presidential race.