Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a great American. She was a pioneer in the women’s rights legal movement, co-founding its first journal and lecturing on the topic as Columbia’s first tenured female law professor (my father was in her first-ever class, and recalls her as a great teacher). She was the American Civil Liberties Union’s general counsel after founding its Women’s Rights Project.
The N.C.A.A. on Tuesday included several cities in North Carolina among numerous future sites of its championship events through 2022, in sports from basketball to field hockey and in all three competitive divisions, solidifying the association’s decision earlier this month to return to the state after its government repealed a controversial law many viewed as anti-gay. The Division I men’s basketball tournament will return to Greensboro, a stalwart for March play, in 2020.
Louis Aliot, a top member of France’s staunchly conservative and historically anti-Semitic Front National party, finds himself this week … in Israel? To try to drum up votes from Israeli residents eligible to vote in French elections? Actually, if you read Robert Zaretsky’s profile of FN presidential candidate Marine Le Pen yesterday in Tablet Magazine, you’d know such a strategy isn’t so far-fetched.