“First Blacks, Now Gays, Gain Rights,” Newsday, 21 November 2003, pp. A41-A42.

“Reigniting a Cold Case,” Los Angeles Times Book Review, 5 October 2003, pp. 3-4. (Steve Oney, And the Dead Shall Rise: The Murder of Mary Phagan and the Lynching of Leo Frank).

“The Party of Freedom,” The New Republic, 29 September 2003, pp. 28-34. (John D’Emilio,  Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin, & Barbara Ransby,  Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement).

“Betraying the March [on Washington],” Christian Science Monitor, 28 August 2003, p. 9.

“Assessing Mixed Victories Over Abortion Rights,” New York Times, 25 August 2003, p. B6. (William Saletan, Bearing Right).

“King: The March, the Man, the Dream,” American History, August 2003, pp. 26-35.

“Sodomy Case Has Far-Reaching Significance,” Chicago Tribune, 27 June 2003, p. 27.

“Substance Over Sex in Kennedy Biography,” New York Times, 28 May 2003, pp. E1, E7. (Robert Dallek, An Unfinished Life).

“A Supreme Court Justice’s Uneven Volume of Views,” Chicago Tribune, 27 April 2003, pp. XIV-1, 4. (Sandra Day O’Connor, The Majesty of the Law).

“The Tragedy of William O. Douglas, The Nation 276 (14 April 2003): 25-30. (Bruce Allen Murphy, Wild Bill: The Legend and Life of William O. Douglas).

“In the Bloody Hands of Hatred,” Los Angeles Times Book Review, 13 April 2003,  pp. 12-13. (Christopher Waldrep, The Many Faces of Judge Lynch, Philip Dray, At the Hands of Persons Unknown, & three other lynching books).

“Visions of Vice and Virtue Rule a Nation’s Heart,” New York Times, 9 April 2003, p. E7. (James A. Morone, Hellfire Nation: The Politics of Sin in American History).

“Lessons From Affirmative Action’s Past,” Los Angeles Times, 31 March 2003, p. B11.

“Georgia Redistricting Has a Contentious and Complicated History,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 30 March 2003, p. C8. (Laughlin McDonald, A Voting Rights Odyssey: Black Enfranchisement in Georgia).

“Sodomy and the Supremes,” The Advocate, 4 March 2003, pp. 52-53.

“Oreo Nation,” Washington Monthly 35 (March 2003): 58-59. (Randall Kennedy, Interracial Intimacies).

“Roe v. Wade Still Safe at 30,” Chicago Tribune, 21 January 2003, p. 15.

“The Dream and Beyond: Embrace All of King’s Wisdom, Including His Anti-Militarism,” Los Angeles Times, 20 January 2003, p. B13.

“Prudence in Jurisprudence,” Wilson Quarterly 27 (Winter 2003): 109-111. (Kenneth W. Starr, First Among Equals: The Supreme Court in American Life, & John T. Noonan, Jr., Narrowing the Nation’s Power: The Supreme Court Sides With the States).

“Foreword to the Second Edition” for Charles D. Lowery & John F. Marszalek, eds., The Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Civil Rights, 2nd ed. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2003), pp. ix-x.