On July 13, at the 101st National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) convention, delegates voted on a resolution calling for “all people of good will to repudiate the racism of the Tea Parties, and to stand in opposition to its drive to push our country back to the pre-civil rights era.”

Elena KaganPresident Barack Obama chose U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan, who was on the top of everyone’s predictive “short list,” as a candidate for nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. As an attorney, professor, White House counsel, Harvard Law School dean, and U.S. Solicitor General, Elena Kagan has led a charmed life in the law to this point.

Eric HolderWhile the overall complaint of the White House against Arizona’s immigration bill was its alleged potential for racial profiling, the lawsuit filed against Arizona last week by the federal government did not attempt to make the case that the law was discriminatory. Instead, the Department of Justice charged the state of Arizona with usurping federal powers. However, in an appearance on CBS’s Face the Nation, Attorney General Eric Holder indicated the possibility of filing a second lawsuit against the state of Arizona on the grounds of racial profiling.

past duePew Research recently polled Americans about ways to bring state budgets into balance and found that respondents did not like any of the options. In its Congressional Connection poll released June 28, Pew Research asked if a federal bailout of financially troubled states should be considered. Barely one in four said yes. Nearly 60 percent said no, that the states should take care of their problems on their own.

Prior to signing the state's same-sex marriage law last year, New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch said several times that he believed the legal definition of marriage should reflect the time-honored concept of a union between a man and a woman. But in May of this year, Lynch, a Democrat now seeking a fourth two-year term as governor, traveled to Chicago to be a guest speaker at a conference sponsored by a network of wealthy donors looking to back candidates who support same-sex marriage and other issues on the homosexual agenda.