“Simple Simon: Supremely Sanguine, Supremely Stubborn,” New York Law School Law Review 40 (1996): 969-980.

“The Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.,” in Jack Salzman et al., eds., Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History (New York: Macmillan, 1996), pp. 1545-47.

“The Southern Christian Leadership Conference,” in Jack Salzman et al., eds., Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History (New York: Macmillan, 1996), pp. 2535-36.

“The Struggle for Black Equality,” in Andrzej Bartnicki & Donald T. Critchlow, eds., Historia Stanow Zjednoczonych Ameryki [History of the United States of America], vol. 5 (Warsaw: PWN Academic Press, 1996), pp. 215-236.

“What the Warren Court Has Meant to America,” in Bernard Schwartz, ed., The Warren Court: A Retrospective (New York: Oxford University Press, 1996), pp. 390-97.

“Marshall, Hoover and the NAACP,” Newsweek, 16 December 1996, p. 37.

“Color Blind–Or Not?,” Newsday, 8 December 1996, pp. C35-C36. (Christopher Edley, Jr., Not All Black and White).

“Don’t Mourn for Dole,” Washington Post, 10 November 1996, p. C7.

“Bork’s Angry Itinerary of American Gomorrah,” Newsday, 7 November 1996, p. B6. (Robert H. Bork, Slouching Towards Gomorrah).

“To Be Young, Gifted and Black,” Washington Post Book World, 3 November 1996, p. 4. (Andrew Young, An Easy Burden).

“With A Friend Like This, She Needs No Enemies,” Newsday, 17 October 1996, p. B6. (David Brock, The Seduction of Hillary Rodham).

“The High Court Assumes a Conservatively Lower Profile,” The Washington Spectator 22 (15 October 1996): 1-3. (Reprinted in The National Times 6 [February 1997]: 46-48.)

“The Rehnquist Years,” New York Times Magazine, 6 October 1996, pp. 64-71, 82-85. (Reprinted in Steffen W. Schmidt et al., eds., Readings in American Government [Belmont, CA: West/Wadsworth, 1997], pp. 255-261, in John J. Sullivan et al., eds., Criminal Justice 97/98 [Guilford, CT: McGraw Hill, 1997], pp. 121-130, in Bruce Stinebrickner, ed., American Government 97/98 [& 98/99 & 99/00] [Guilford, CT: McGraw Hill, 1997 & 1998], pp. 135-144 [& pp. 112-120 & pp. 115-123], and in Allen J. Cigler et al., eds., American Politics: Classic and Contemporary Readings, 4th ed. [Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1998], pp. 462-474.)

“The Perils of Congress Imposing Its [Anti-Abortion] Medical Ideas,” Philadelphia Inquirer, 25 September 1996, p. A23, and Chicago Tribune, 25 September 1996, p. I-13.

“No Place for Perot in the Debates,” Washington Post, 16 September 1996, p. A19.

“A Touch of Class,” Washington Post, 11 September 1996, p. A23.

“Wages of Despair,” Washington Post Book World, 25 August 1996, p. 4.(William J. Wilson, When Work Disappears).

“A Perpetual Outsider,” Newsday, 28 July 1996, p. C32. (Marshall Frady, Jesse: The Life and Pilgrimage of Jesse Jackson).

“Suiting Up for the Race,” Washington Post Book World, 30 June 1996, pp. 1, 9. (Bob Woodward, The Choice).

“The Justices’ Life-or-Death Choices,” New York Times, 7 April 1996, p. IV-6.

“Blood Sport Goes for the Clintons’ Jugulars,” Newsday, 21 March 1996, p. B6. (James B. Stewart, Blood Sport).

“Turning Inward: Black Organizations Regain Importance,” Dissent 43 (Spring 1996): 76-78.

“Journey Into Bitterness,” Newsday, 4 February 1996, pp. 38-40. (Anthony Walton, Mississippi: An American Journey).