Susan Estrich

08/21/2014 - 6:21pm

    The short answer is: everything.

    I'm not talking about the killing of Michael Brown. A tragedy, whatever the facts. But what the facts are is something we don't yet know. There are two conflicting stories: one of an unarmed teenager shot six times while his hands were in the air; the other...

06/05/2014 - 3:26am

    It happened again this year. At first, I was embarrassed, but now I just laugh. "Who should I vote for?" friends ask. At first, as a lawyer and a law professor, I felt like I should know the answer to that. But I didn't -- and still don't. In Massachusetts, where I come from, judges are...

06/02/2014 - 12:20am

    You've got a Nunn running in Georgia, a Pryor in Arkansas and a Landrieu in Louisiana.

    And waiting in the wings for the big show, of course, you have a Clinton and a Bush.

    Does politics run in the blood, or is it just...

05/29/2014 - 2:58pm

    Of all the things that have been said in the nonstop chatter since an obviously deranged young man killed six college students here in Southern California last weekend, by far the dumbest comes from Washington, D.C., where The Washington Post's film critic actually said that these mass murders were tied to...

05/22/2014 - 5:55pm

    In New Hampshire, the "pledge" used to be a promise not to raise taxes if you were elected president, the "read my lips" formula that helped get George H.W. Bush elected (and perhaps defeated). In Westwood, the "pledge" these days is the promise not to go to Israel on a trip...

05/18/2014 - 11:13pm

    What do they call it when a man gets fired from a top job?

    Wednesday. Or, if appropriate, Monday or Tuesday or Thursday or Friday.

    When a woman gets fired, it's called breaking news.

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