"Secession is, of course, a very dumb idea. How, for example, would the independent nation of Florida defend itself from an invading foreign army? Throw tangerines at it?

Regardless of the logistics, the poll led me to this conclusion: If one out of every four people wants to secede, there’s a reasonable chance that three out of every four people would be perfectly happy seeing that fourth person go…

I say, “Good riddance.” Secede away, and take your ornery Facebook posts and annoying, paranoid chain emails with you.”

How can we confront the intertwined crises in Chicago’s schools, streets, businesses and homes?We’ve received thousands of ideas and have narrowed it down to just 12. And we think they can work. So today we launch the next phase of our new Plan of Chicago: A call to action.

How can we confront the intertwined crises in Chicago’s schools, streets, businesses and homes?

We’ve received thousands of ideas and have narrowed it down to just 12. And we think they can work. So today we launch the next phase of our new Plan of Chicago: A call to action.

She is clearly at the top of her game. She is taking on a huge leadership role, and she has never been more engaged. Because of her seniority, her voice comes through loud and clear. She is not going to be intimidated by people saying it’s time to leave.
Lisa Blatt, a former law clerk for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, on the rumors that Ginsburg is planning to retire
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg signals she has no plans to retire soon
At 81, Ginsburg has emerged as the Supreme Court’s liberal leader, its strongest voice for women’s rights and an increasingly outspoken critic of the court’s conservative majority.
And to her surprise, she has also become a celebrity and a star on the Web for a younger generation of law students and political activists. A “Notorious R.B.G.” Tumblr site is devoted to the words and wisdom of the justice, including T-shirts featuring her picture.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg signals she has no plans to retire soon

At 81, Ginsburg has emerged as the Supreme Court’s liberal leader, its strongest voice for women’s rights and an increasingly outspoken critic of the court’s conservative majority.

And to her surprise, she has also become a celebrity and a star on the Web for a younger generation of law students and political activists. A “Notorious R.B.G.” Tumblr site is devoted to the words and wisdom of the justice, including T-shirts featuring her picture.