The Political Interest Another Blown Opportunity

In the midst of last year's Los Angeles riots, a hesitant, almost sobbing Rodney King asked the question at the core of America's existence as a humane society: "Can we all get along?" Perhaps not, but certainly not if we can't talk, and that is the tragedy of the Lani Guinier affair. It is the President's prerogative to nominate whomever he choses -- and to withdraw a ; nomination if he loses faith in his choice -- but in precluding a Senate hearing that would expose Guinier's views to a serious discussion about minority rights, a course he says he chose...

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